Originally Posted by DAKEZ
You think a power robbing shaft drive works better than a chain?
Are you even aware of X-ring and O-ring chains? The ST would be a MUCH better bike with a chain.
From a maintenance and reliability standpoint it certainly is. I didn't mean for this to turn into a super tenere commercial. The point is, the OP was inquiring about the merits of abs in a forest service road situation, and to that I still maintain that a well thought out abs system is in no way a hindering factor. My only experience with abs offroad is the xt1200z. It simply works.
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