I see no difference at all, he stop at the same place with or without absIf your unsure about getting your CBR250R with ABS the videos below should help you decide, it's not absolutely needed but from watching the video's below you can see how well it helps.
YouTube - 2011 CBR250R C-ABS OFF Brake Test - tmcblog.com
YouTube - 2011 CBR250R C-ABS Brake Test - tmcblog.com
Thats what they planing to do in denmark too, i know denmark take only the abs-version in.In the video without ABS there is some squealing going on...I am thinking this is the rear tire being locked up ?....if so, not so good. Other than that, the guy did a pretty good job of stopping the CBR without locking up the front wheel. Where the ABS can really shine is during the unforeseen fastest possible stop requirement with no locking up of either wheel.....a true " mandatory right now" stop rather than a " practice" stop. While it is important to both abs and non-abs riders to practice "fast as possible stops" ...you have a better chance of success with ABS. This can save bike and body parts and help avoid a lot of physical pain...or worse. I think it is the UK which is looking at having ABS mandatory on new motos after a certain date...something like 2015 or later.........
Well, in the first clip you don't see the bike at the time the rear is lifting in the second. A man enters the frame and obscures the bike at that point. It is normal for the rear to lift under breaking, as momentum shifts the weight forward.Looks better without it.
Also note the rear tire lifting (close to) off the ground in the second clip.
As I noted in my previous post, once a wheel is locked (and therefore skidding) it loses adhesion to the road surface (traction) and it takes longer to stop.Heres a real test with abs on/off
YouTube - Antilocks significantly reduce motorcycle crashes
No doubt here that abs reduces braking distances
That is not what I suggested at all, Kim.So we better tell carproducers/bikes/trucks etc. that they dont need to make abs - its the same brakedistance on dry road; thats way it was banned in formula one ;-)
What a useless piece of sh** ey?
Michael is right. In both situations my friends panicked. However, the yellow light rider wasn't actually trying to speed through the light. In fact, he wasn't speeding at all. The light changed to yellow just before he reached the point-of-no-return marker so he decided to apply the brakes hard and try to stop. The irony is that even though he slid on the road with the bike, both man and bike still stopped in front of the crosswalk and not into the intersection!!! He concedes now that he would have been fine to just continue through the yellow. And he said the police officers were the nicest he had ever met. They helped him bring the bike to the side of the road, and even later pushed him to try to bump start the bike!!! They were both riders themselves!! An ambulance was also called to assess for injuries.Mike (CBR250) in his post describes two situations where ABS may have resulted in a better outcome. However as he describes them, the situations could have been avoided.
In the yellow light crash, the guy should have been slowing down to stop for the yellow light, not speeding to get through, then deciding to stop because he saw a cop.
For guy that got cut off by the car, it is a bit more difficult, especially in a place where you expect traffic to be quite disciplined. It sounds like the motorcyclist was not at fault..... but..... you do need to be well aware of road conditions, what is going on around you, and anticipate what people might do.