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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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I've had my arse saved a couple of times by the ABS on my S1000RR. None of my other bikes have ABS and I ain't dead yet. I'm looking to get a 2013 also....don't really care if it's ABS or not, but it does work! I don't track ride, so it's probably more useful in non-track situations. Just my $0.02.
That's what I mean, I don't want to have to go buy non- ABS calipers if I randomly decide to go to the track. I'll just stick with non ABS.

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You're missing the point, its not good to everyone so I'd rather not even pay for it.
No I get that. I'm saying that if he's only going to order in one, might as well get the one you'll make a little more money off of and the one that is perceived as safer.

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No I get that. I'm saying that if he's only going to order in one, might as well get the one you'll make a little more money off of and the one that is perceived as safer.
Yeah that's true, didn't think about it that way. If someones walking in looking for a zx-10r as a track bike, they're screwed and if you're buying a 1000 and you know how to ride.. ABS isn't going to make the ride safer when you're on one wheel or being a ass on the bike, lets face it, all that power isn't staying stored up all that long.

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But does it really slow you down though?.

I mean it's one thing to decide you don't want to pay for it, if you feel you don't need it...but are there tests that actually show it bogs you down?

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I'm not worrying about it slowing me down, I just heard and read more negative things about it then positive. Just don't think it's worth the extra grand.

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I'm not worrying about it slowing me down, I just heard and read more negative things about it then positive. Just don't think it's worth the extra grand.
I've never seen a negative review on it. Can you point at some?

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I've never seen a negative review on it. Can you point at some?

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When I was looking at the bike at the dealer, the guy was talking about the ABS model and the non-abs model. He showed me a article on the pro rider who crashed and died because his bike was equipped with ABS, it said if he didn't have it, he still would of crashed but the crash wouldn't have been so aggressive. It was a printed article, nothing in a magazine. Looking for it online and can't find it.

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I'm not sure... everything I've read or seen says it reduces accident rates. I've never seen an article where ABS caused the accident.

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...everything I've read or seen says it reduces accident rates. I've never seen an article where ABS caused the accident.
I've never ridden a bike with ABS for comparison, but I know it's a good thing in the car. There may be special considerations for a racetrack, but most of us ride on the street. As far as a rider being killed because of it, I'd like to see on what basis the writers of that article arrived at that conclusion.
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I've never ridden a bike with ABS for comparison, but I know it's a good thing in the car. There may be special considerations for a racetrack, but most of us ride on the street. As far as a rider being killed because of it, I'd like to see on what basis the writers of that article arrived at that conclusion.
I'm with you. I would like to see how they arrived at that conclusion.

For what it's worth, a local guy went down on his S1000RR this summer on some sand in a curve. Said that it was only because of the TC and ABS he was able to brake enough that his body didn't nail the trees on the side of the road. He immediately got another S1KRR because of both features.

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