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Old Yesterday, 12:10 AM   #1
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Thanks to electronic wizzardry

was heading out of my driveway- just turning and leaned to go onto and up the street .. As I hit the sidewalk, a car suddenly appeared coming right at me. A tree had covered its approach.
I had to stop ..immediately... or slam into the left front of the car.
I crammed the breaks as hard as I dared..and still thought man I am going to loose the front ..and slide under that cars back tires !
Didn't happen. The bike stayed in the lean ..AND stopped ...seamlessly.
Looks like it was the ABS and MSC at work.
Way cool. Saved my life or at the very least a very very bad day.
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Old Yesterday, 12:27 AM   #2
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was heading out of my driveway- just turning and leaned to go onto and up the street .. As I hit the sidewalk, a car suddenly appeared coming right at me. A tree had covered its approach.
I had to stop ..immediately... or slam into the left front of the car.
I crammed the breaks as hard as I dared..and still thought man I am going to loose the front ..and slide under that cars back tires !
Didn't happen. The bike stayed in the lean ..AND stopped ...seamlessly.
Looks like it was the ABS and MSC at work.
Way cool. Saved my life or at the very least a very very bad day.
First of all, glad you're ok, that could have ended very badly. Second, this is precisely why I went for this specific adventure bike. I'll never be as quick or as precise as a computer
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Old Yesterday, 01:04 AM   #3
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was heading out of my driveway- just turning and leaned to go onto and up the street .. As I hit the sidewalk, a car suddenly appeared coming right at me. A tree had covered its approach.
I had to stop ..immediately... or slam into the left front of the car.
I crammed the breaks as hard as I dared..and still thought man I am going to loose the front ..and slide under that cars back tires !
Didn't happen. The bike stayed in the lean ..AND stopped ...seamlessly.
Looks like it was the ABS and MSC at work.
Way cool. Saved my life or at the very least a very very bad day.
Glad you're ok. Hope I never have to test the MSC to that extent.
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Old Yesterday, 05:41 AM   #4
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Glad you are ok.
I have also enjoyed the benefits of the MSC, when I was slowly making a u-turn with the bike leaned to the left and the car ahead of me suddenly stopped (with no apparent reason).
Only the MSC avoided the fall, I noticed that very clearly.
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Old Yesterday, 07:33 AM   #5
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first of all, glad you're ok, that could have ended very badly. Second, this is precisely why i went for this specific adventure bike. I'll never be as quick or as precise as a computer
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Old Yesterday, 08:27 AM   #6
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Great to hear you had a 'good day' instead of a bad one. :)

I plan to test MSC after I get my bike (in controlled conditions)... hopefully not in actual conditions like you.
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Old Yesterday, 08:43 AM   #7
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thanks for the kind words guys.. As great and reliable as my ZX14 was/is I absolutely know I would not have had a chance to stop as I did. What got me was how fast and how precise the input was.
For those who get nasty when the very real problems people have with the bike keep being mentioned, let me say..like with the amazing ride characteristics, like with the great V twin power coming on exactly where it needs to be, like with the " wow I gottah ride that thing again" factor that lingers after a ride on this machine, KTMs use of electronics adds to the positive list of things the bike has that keeps us riding it. It is more than merely a positive point for the bike. It is life saving =priceless= worth the cost of admission.
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Old Yesterday, 08:46 AM   #8
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first of all, glad you're ok, that could have ended very badly. Second, this is precisely why i went for this specific adventure bike. I'll never be as quick or as precise as a computer
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