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bottom line; abs is the reality already
on most vehicles and including motorcycles
especially as abs laws kick in such as
EU abs law for motorcycles sold
from 1 jan 2016 [less than 8 weeks]..

EU abs laws for motorcycles are only one
element of overall abs laws for vehicles..
the UN has stated specific goals and targets
for reducing the shocking world road toll..

EU motorcycle abs law includes requirements
for existing, non abs motorcycles, which will
also become another reality, aside from
predictable exceptions for vintage etc bikes[?]

while abs on other vehicles allows for steering
while braking while avoiding wheel lockup,
the single track vehicle [us] still functions within
the laws of physics when taken out of its
single track momentum..
ie, abs is not, magic..
it helps avoid wheel lockup..
the riding is still up to the rider..

abs and other control systems will continue
to evolve as all technologies do..
cbr250r has combined abs, cbr300r has
independent abs [etc]..
the rider must still learn and ride
her own motorcycle..

how she reacts to emergencies and so on
will depend on what riding skills she has
practiced thus developed - into realities...
 

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bottom line; abs is the reality already
on most vehicles and including motorcycles
especially as abs laws kick in such as
EU abs law for motorcycles sold
from 1 jan 2016 [less than 8 weeks]..

EU abs laws for motorcycles are only one
element of overall abs laws for vehicles..
the UN has stated specific goals and targets
for reducing the shocking world road toll..

EU motorcycle abs law includes requirements
for existing, non abs motorcycles, which will
also become another reality, aside from
predictable exceptions for vintage etc bikes[?]

[B]while abs on other vehicles allows for steering
while braking while avoiding wheel lockup,

the single track vehicle [us] still functions within
the laws of physics when taken out of its
single track momentum..
ie, abs is not, magic..
it helps avoid wheel lockup..
the riding is still up to the rider.[/B].

abs and other control systems will continue
to evolve as all technologies do..
cbr250r has combined abs, cbr300r has
independent abs [etc]..
the rider must still learn and ride
her own motorcycle..

how she reacts to emergencies and so on
will depend on what riding skills she has
practiced thus developed - into realities...
In other words, while ABS on cars makes braking more or less idiot-proof, on a motorcycle it can help a bit, but not as much as many seem to imagine.

In the end rider awareness, attitude and sound basic skill is more important than technology.

Cable operated drums both ends here…… Seems to have worked OK for me for fifty years.
 

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well the subject has been pretty well thrashed by now,,
but abs isnt [imo] intended to make braking better
by whatever degree you like..

that small or slight advantage happens when you have
begun braking at night say, entering a traffic light
where cars have dropped oil [never ride on the oil line]
or onto a piece of cardboard packaging or sand/cement
spilled from a truck [etc], when what could or would
have been a locked wheel, does not lock due to abs
sensing the inpending wheel lockup thus releasing
braking force momentarily [in sequence] as needed
to coninue braking without wheel lockup..

so its a sort of braking insurance, that may never be needed..
but, like other insurance, its value lies in that slight chance
of being taken down or stolen or whatever..

novices should think of it this way..
ie, ride and practice riding/braking
as if, you do not have abs..
 

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My concern isn't the past 55 years of riding, it is the next 20 years. :grin2:

That is why I finally got ABS, as a belated 72nd birthday present, in the spring of '14.
 
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