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ABS mandatory on bikes starting in 2016 in Europe

Not sure how I feel about this, even here in America...

20/11/2012 ABS mandatory on motorbikes from 2016

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There will always be a way to disable it :P

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.


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Why you want to disable it? I guess locking up the rear can be fun...but I'd love to have ABS on my street bike. I think it's a great safety feature. My only complaint is cost...when bikes are getting more and more expensive as it is.
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Well ridden non ABS still stops better than the ABS models.

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.


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Well ridden non ABS still stops better than the ABS models.
Anyone can make a mistake in a panic situation though (which is the street); and ABS would minimize that risk, no?
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I'd hold on on this for a while.

A vote of the European Parliament doesn't necessarily mean that it's going to beome law.

If it does, why worry? ABS gives a useful insurance policy for most riders most of the time, and most ABS systems are de activated by nothing more complicated than pulling the fuse.

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Well ridden non ABS still stops better than the ABS models.
proof?
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Not sure how I feel about this, even here in America...

20/11/2012 ABS mandatory on motorbikes from 2016
it will save a LOT of people some painful lessons...


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Lets find everything that makes motorcycling great and get rid of it.....

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