Thread: ABS off road??
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:57 AM   #72
viverrid
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Originally Posted by Offcamber View Post
Braking distance is less of a factor on 4 wheels than it is on 2. For the average rider ABS will brake quicker and with more control than with out.....think panic braking. Grab a handful off brake and the ABS will let you keep control of the bike....
With an ABS car you can mash the pedal to the floor and still swerve. The average rider can't do that with an ABS bike (can anyone?). AFAIK the braking contests are straight line? What ABS does for the average rider is reduce chances for a drop when he panics and grabs that handful of brake. I'm pretty skeptical that it helps the average rider avoid a collision. If you consider a drop from washing out the front without hitting the other vehicle an "accident", then in that sense it would reduce "accidents".
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