Originally Posted by Nevada
And I'm seeking an understanding as to WHY it's not for off the tarmac.
its just as simple as when you want to stopoff road, the tires need to dig by locking up. Every time the tire starts to slow down or skid, the ABS kicks in a prevents the skid thereby making it nearly impossible to even slow down in the dirt or ice. just imagine applying the brakes and essentially nothing happening aside from the noise of your ABS cycling like crazy.
If you're going down hill, this can become extremely dangerous, very quickly..... especially with a 750 lb bike