Jerry Posted March 6, 2004 Report Share Posted March 6, 2004 ABS is showing up on more bikes every year. For those of us who ride in all types of weather this is a good thing. Problem is that there are some who feel that ABS is meant to help them in corners. On cars, it prevents wheel lockup, allowing the driver directional control. So riders and dealers claim this holds true for bikes. I say this is wrong. In my opinion, ABS is designed to stop a wheel slide when the bike is upright and going straight. It isn't meant to rescue someone who applies his brakes too hard while leaned over in a corner. In my opinion, a rider who applies his brakes hard enough to activate the ABS system, while turning or swerving, is a rider who's going to end up testing his riding gear while sliding down the road--or learn what it's like to fly from a highside. Am I right? And what will likely happen--lowside or highside? Can someone explain? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.