Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minnesota (meh)
I'm actually more likely to crash with all this electronic aid crap. When you hit that limit and the computer takes over, you cant feel what is happening and the control of what happens is taken away from you.
When I hit the brakes on my car on the ice for example, all I can do is sit there with the clutch pushed in and let the brakes do whatever they want hoping everything works out. In my truck I can 4 wheel drift through a corner because I know what it will do at the limit. Some times a little wheel spin is a good thing.
If ABS on a bike works like it does on a car at all, the wheels still lock up. ABS does not keep the wheels from locking, it just keeps them from staying locked. If the front tire locks up even for a second on a bike (like they do on an ABS car) you are going to go down in a turn anyway.
In a straight line on dry pavement riding a sport bike, the front tire is not going to lock up regardless. The only reason you have to modulate the front brake in that situation is to keep the back tire on the ground.
I really dont see how ABS on 2 wheels can be beneficial.
Traction control on the other hand could help. The thing is that you should have the throttle control not to need it.
Edit = that video... he did not go into the grass, he went onto the shoulder for a second. I doubt he even hit the brakes at all. If he did go into the ditch he would have been screwed either way especially with a passenger. I have actually gone of into the ditch at 55mph on a really old ass bike and kept it up the whole time because I know how to use my brakes properly.
Last edited by weebel; 11-28-2012 at 01:22 AM.