Crash106 Posted May 25, 2010 Report Share Posted May 25, 2010 Hello Wrist Twisters, I recently tested two Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The big hog Electra-Glide Classic was surprisingly pleasant and easy to control with proper counter steering. The XR-1200 sport bike, on the other hand, scared the heck out of me when I locked the front brakes TWICE trying to get out of the parking lot! No, I didn't crash, but the bike tried hard to tuck under and throw me off. Yes, this was pilot error (I'm clumsy, I had just come off the Electra-Glide, I THOUGHT I knew what I was doing, I ride a Japanese bike with dual disks, I've got plenty of excuses), but still, it bothered me. Soooo ... ... since I've done it in the parking lot, and I've seen Mat Mladin do it on the race track, why don't more riders use anti-lock brakes? I've heard people say, "The most dangerous thing you can do on a race track is brake for a corner." I've seen more crashes from over braking and leaning in than anything else. Would ABS help reduce this? I see why expert riders might turn the traction control off (they want to slide the rear end and have the finesse to get away with it). But with so MANY people toeing in and loosing it at corner entry, I just wonder why ABS is not more popular. Any comments? Best wishes, Crash106 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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