Good read. I'm glad I've found this thread as it is helping me gain more insight to making my final decision onto purchasing either an ABS or non-ABS model in the future.
I don't often ride on icy roads; how about you?Metalstorm, I had a 1992 Honda Accord and had the same problem with over-sensitive ABS although my problem was on icy roads. I sometimes had to jam on the parking brake to avoid a collision. So I installed a switch in the wire that led to the ABS fuse. I presume the same could be done on the CBR 250R. I believe if the fuse is blown then the system reverts to non-ABS
So, what happens with ABS when you progressively brake near the limits of adhesion? The ABS never intervenes. The best of both worlds.Not trying to start an argument, and promise I won't participate in it if that's where it goes....
In addition, most tests indicate that while ABS is more consistent, it does not stop faster than properly applied non-ABS brakes in stopping. In fact, the CBR manual specifically states that ABS will take longer to stop than a non-ABS bike. Progressive braking near the limits of adhesion is the fastest way from X to zero.
I could have sworn that I made that very same point in the next paragraph: however, let it be written that I agree 100% with what you said.Just because your bike has ABS you do NOT want to abandon everything you know about good braking. In fact, you definitely should practice it.
My point has always been is is a bit of a safety net; when the coefficient of friction drops below what you expect, or you "panic" stop applying brakes in an emergency situation & your adrenalin conspires with your grip to squeeze a bit harder than you would otherwise. Peace, brother.
So where are you from?we dont even get ABS where i am...
but i suppose non ABS is more fun if you want to slide around a bit and what not
but if we had ABS available id have bought that