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Old 07-29-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Question ABS brakes, or not?

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I am pondering, patiently, my next dream bike. For a while, the Triumph Street Triple R looked like that. But, I figured out it does not offer ABS brakes.
The Ducati Monster does, and the BMW 800, and some others. Question from those with ABS: does it add as much safety margin as the ABS brakes on my BMW 330i car? Cost is not the issue. Those with ABS: what are your opinions please?
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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I've got em on my bmw motard, I only turn them off when I leave the pavement. They're awesome.
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I've ridden all types of bikes for a lot of years and my last two, 09 CBR600RR and 09 CBR1000RR have ABS. As long as it's offered, I'll never buy another bike without it. It's saved my . On the CBRs, you can grab the brakes as hard as possible and all the bike does is stop, period. There is no flutter in the lever or pedal like you get in the brake pedal of a car.

I've got over 20,000 miles on my 1KRR and it won't be two years old until the end of January.
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Guys, thanks! So much for the Triumph. Safety is my number one priority, so ABS is a must have. Top of my list currently is the Ducati Monster 696, but I would prefer a bike with liquid cooling. The BMW 800 might fit the bill, but the looks, well...don't do much for me. Patience is my friend, no rush. Suggestions for a 800 cc or less, liquid cooled, fuel injected, ABS bike, with reasonably upright geometry (I do not like the extreme crouch position), and great handling?
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Which f800 were you looking at, the R or the GS? I really like the F800r, but I've had my eyes on an f800gs for some time.
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You might try the triumph tiger 800 (not XC).
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I've never ridden a bike with ABS, but as seen in this thread I'm seeing nothing but glowing reviews on it. Apparently, the best part is, it doesn't pop its hd up until you REALLY need it- very unobtrusive.
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ABS is great and all but I would still get the street triple r over the monster 696 and the bmw f800r due to the suspension. Neither the monster or bmw has adjustable front forks. The street triple can be adjusted as it is the suspension from the daytona 675. Maybe you can get it as an add on for the monster but I know the 09 models did not have them.
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I was looking at the BMW F 800 R. It is ungainly with the two front headlights, and the instrument panel is also clumsy. If the Street Triple had the ABS, it would be the bike. Triumph Tiger 800? I am going to check it out. The Monster's are all standard ABS now, but I think air cooled engines are inferior in our Houston heat.

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I'm looking at many of the same bikes. I keep telling myself I should hold off until the fall, but I'm convincing myself less and less.
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Thanks for some great advice! I checked out the Triumph Tiger 800: great triple water cooled engine, nice upright set up, ABS brakes available, and it is flexible as a sport-touring bike. Rael--thanks for the suggestion. The Tiger might just be the best fit, but no rush. A local dealer got a Triumph Street Triple R in stock, told me, but I passed due to the ABS issue. If I am going to spend 11-12 grand for a bike, it has to be what I want, and ABS is on my checklist.
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