Originally Posted by Wraith Rider
Older ABS has a problem there, right. Modern ABS works very well on gravel ...
Nope. The ABS on my 990 Adventure is modern (AFAIK, lol) and I hate it in loose conditions. It has put me in the ditch (no crash, just stopped in the ditch) and also into the weeds (again no crash) on loose gravel roads when I neglected to turn it off in advance.
I have ridden dirt since 1968 and in each case I know damned well I could have stayed on the road and kept going without ABS. I was riding "normally" at the time.
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