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Old 10-22-2008, 06:25 AM   #1
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ABS coming soon

To most bikes probably if the Insurance Industry has their way. We already know that Honda and BMW have them but more may be likely to follow suit.
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WASHINGTON Anti-lock brakes could help motorcycle riders avoid fatal crashes, according to a study by the insurance industry.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Wednesday that the fatal-crash rate involving motorcycles equipped with optional anti- lock brakes, or ABS, was 38 percent lower than the rate involving similar motorcycles without the systems.

Anti-lock brakes, like their counterparts on cars and trucks, help motorcycle riders stop their bikes abruptly without locking up the wheels or fishtailing.
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The problem will be the same as with cars.

That is the person with ABS can stop but the people behind them cannot - so still gets crunched...

Cars with ABS used to get a discount for Ins - not anymore since they are still involved in wrecks.

Also I would like to see the full study from the ins industry. What types of bikes have ABS? bikes that are expensive and generally run by more responsible people? or cheap fast bikes ridden by 16-22 yos? hmmm....

Just another silly study put together to justify something stupid which will cost drivers more money.
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I think it all really comes to the driver. ABS won't help you if you are a dumb behing the wheel.
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yeah that was my point... these stupid "studies" that don't take into account other factors like rider skill, experience or general behavior and then claim that it was all a simple piece of technology that caused the "rate" to be lower.
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how many ppl on here have actually wrecked from locking up the tires?? a lot?
cause that was never really a problem for me and I've ridden in rain and storms and hail and snow and all sorts of .

I just don't see ABS being the solution on sport bikes, there are so many riding styles that involve the rider purposefully slowing one wheel down in relation to the other.
bike are gonna end up with linked brakes and no right hand control if we let the insurance ppl have their way. lets just put three wheels on em cause they are more stable that way, while we are at it.

hmmm.
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alot of bikes go down from locked brakes, esp. in the wet. where this will make the biggest dif.

we can all claim to be great riders, but there sure are alot of bikes crashing, see my crash thread.
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i try not to ride when it's wet.
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The majortiy of the accidents and deaths are from inexperienced riders that lock up the rear wheel, go wide in the turn and hit an object. Notice I said inexperirence riders. That is typically 95% of the riders out there so it can have a significant difference. Lots of riders are posers. People that bought one cause they have friends with them or want to fit in. Harley riders and sportbike riders carry the most weight in this group since these are the status symbol bikes to ride. So I would fully expect to see it coming soon on those bikes. Who would have thought that EPA restrictions would envade the bike world? Well it did and that is why there are cats built into the pipes now and the GSXR now has to have duals to keep the airflow up to a single pipe setup. Traction control will be hitting bikes next! (BMW has it already)
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The majortiy of the accidents and deaths are from inexperienced riders that lock up the rear wheel, go wide in the turn and hit an object. Notice I said inexperirence riders. That is typically 95% of the riders out there so it can have a significant difference. Lots of riders are posers. People that bought one cause they have friends with them or want to fit in. Harley riders and sportbike riders carry the most weight in this group since these are the status symbol bikes to ride. So I would fully expect to see it coming soon on those bikes. Who would have thought that EPA restrictions would envade the bike world? Well it did and that is why there are cats built into the pipes now and the GSXR now has to have duals to keep the airflow up to a single pipe setup. Traction control will be hitting bikes next! (BMW has it already)
Posers meet up at PP1 on their stretched and lowered Busa's with a wide tire kit....

Dude your giving posers a bad name ... hey you caint wreck if your posing

Posing for the Win and you dont use as much gas which is also good for the enviroment
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