What about ABS?
ABS, short for anti-lock braking systems, is designed to detect tire slip and ďpulseĒ the brakes so they donít skid. The system allows the rider to apply full effort at the hand or brake levers without worrying about locking up the tires, but ABS isnít effective when a bike is leaned over.
Though itís difficult to match the stopping distance of an ABS-equipped bike in wet or compromised traction situations, not all riders are enthusiastic about computerized brake intervention. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering making ABS mandatory on motorcycles
, but both sides of the debate can be quelled when manufacturers equip ABS bikes with a switch that can turn the system on and off.