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Old 09-12-2018, 04:11 PM   #1
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Mandatory ABS on motorcycle

Here's from fake news, so most likely it ain't true

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/n...irement-nhtsa/
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:07 PM   #2
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I am baffled that in 2018 bikes do not come with ABS standard in the United States. Been that way since 2016 in EU.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:23 PM   #3
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I am not against these features in road going bikes as the average street rider is skills deficient in threshold braking. He or she has minimal to no training. When something jumps out unexpectedly into their field of view the average rider grabs way too much front brake lever. This results in either a front end low side or if traction is high, an endo/stoppie style crash.
Electronic rider aids also including traction control (letís aggressively wack open the gas while banked deep in a turn) and cornering ABS (letís stab the front brake while leaned way over deep in a turn) encourage mindless irresponsible riding habits that can bite the rider hard if the electronics fail or if they switch to a bike without these features.

I wish every rider would do training on the track to develop the skills these rider aids band-aid over. It may save lives.

For track riders, I would disable ABS as the extra plumbing reduces feel and lengthens stopping distances in dry conditions.

Electronic rider aids are standard on most road going 1000cc superbikes because the average street rider does not possess the skill level to safety operate a 200+ HP, 400 lbs bike without hurting themselves.

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