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Old May 15th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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How good is the ABS!!!!

Have had the Hyper for 3 days now and can't believe how well the ABS works.... Never had this on a bike before. I feel much safer knowing the bike will stop faster than I have been able to achieve on previous bikes.

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Old May 16th, 2013, 02:35 AM   #2
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ABS on motorcycles is the biggest safety feature ever. I know there are some that say they can manually out perform ABS. But I contend that in a panic situation, ABS is the shit. Just grab a handful of brake and hold on.

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Old May 16th, 2013, 03:44 AM   #3
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If you ever panicked and instinctively grabbed a handful of front breaks, only to be rewarded with bike falling right out front under you, ABS is a must have. I've been bedding breaks and doing aggressive stops and haven't found pulse point of fronts yet on Touring.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 04:57 AM   #4
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Same here, took it easy on the brakes and generally do anyway. Love the ABS on the Super Tenere, it is very good offroad also.

I was in the rain yesterday, tho I lit up the traction control light in 3rd gear on wet road never activated the ABS.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 05:59 AM   #5
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I had a 1100GS back in the day that was my first experience with ABS on a bike and sure enough when a panic stop occurred and massive amount of break was applied that bike stopped dead in a straight line! I was expecting the back end to slide all over the place like what usually occurs with non ABS bike but that didn’t happen.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #6
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ABS is insanely good. Had a quick stop in the rain today on a downhill at a busy intersection. Solid, easy stop with front brake only from about 45mph.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #7
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I agree. I had a car break hard in front of me in a very strange unexpected location. Unfortunately, it was right when I glanced to the right to observe a car coming into an intersection too quickly. When I looked up I had to really get on the brakes to avoid a rear collision It made a possibly bad situation a non-event.
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