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Old May 2nd 2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Anyone ride a bike or demo bike with ABS yet?

Hey guys. Just curious. For those of you who have bikes with ABS and for those who have ridden demo bikes with ABS, did you notice anything different in regards to feel of the brakes?

I was doing some research on this forum and other spots on the internet and have read reports that ABS can cause the brake to feel mushy and spongy...

Flynbull mentioned this phenomenon on the ABS system that is on the Multistrada. I guess it's a known issue especially in the rear.

Anything to report back for us waiting on the sidelines?
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Old May 2nd 2012, 01:58 PM   #2
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I have only done a test ride on an S with ABS and I can tell you the brakes are anything but spongy. They were superb. Way ahead of my CBR1000RR without ABS.

Further, having had a GSXR1000 with some special brake kit on it some time ago, the Pani with ABS is way more powerfull in the braking arena.
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Old May 2nd 2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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I was also wondering if the 1199 ABS brakes are a C-ABS like on the 2009 and after CBR600/1000's. C standing for combined (I think). Basically when you squeeze the poop out of the front brake, the C-ABS automatically applies a certain amount of rear brake for the rider and reversed if you smash on the rear brake, the ABS automatically applies a certain amount of front brake.
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Old May 2nd 2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Theefiveoh View Post
I was also wondering if the 1199 ABS brakes are a C-ABS like on the 2009 and after CBR600/1000's. C standing for combined (I think). Basically when you squeeze the poop out of the front brake, the C-ABS automatically applies a certain amount of rear brake for the rider and reversed if you smash on the rear brake, the ABS automatically applies a certain amount of front brake.
I'm also curious about this.
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Old May 2nd 2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by michaeldorian View Post
I'm also curious about this.
It is combined unless its in the race mode abs, where it only apply to the front.
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Old May 3rd 2012, 01:45 AM   #6
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I tested an ABS one under the rain, and the braked are incredible. I am used to my Diavel brakes, so when I first braked on the Pani, I did it without thinking, and the bike instantly stopped. I was quite surprised, almost shocked. They are the most powerful braked I ever had under hand, and I just love them.

As for the ABS, I love it. It's something you almost never need, and thus, it never really goes on. But when you have to brake hard because of one of those "sorry mate I didn't see you even if in fact I saw you but since I am in a car and you are a fucking news on a fucking bike I knew you would brake to save your life ah ah gotcha smart ass" guys, you end up believing that ABS is worth every penny.

And since you can disconnect it, I am very pleased with it, because I know I am not trapped with ABS, it's an option I choose to let in every time but when I get fed up of that I can let if off and be pleased.
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Old May 3rd 2012, 03:53 AM   #7
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I havn't even thought about the fact I have ABS.

They don't feel any different to anything else I've ridden in terms of feel and feedback.

Awesomely powerful, just needing one finger in addition to engine braking most of the time.
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Old May 3rd 2012, 08:12 AM   #8
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So with abs then it should stop you from flipping over if you grab a handful of front brake?
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Old May 3rd 2012, 08:18 AM   #9
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So with abs then it should stop you from flipping over if you grab a handful of front brake?
Exactly. YouTube it.
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Old May 3rd 2012, 10:00 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by FrostyFire View Post
Exactly. YouTube it.
This, there's a great vid of it posted here on the site.

ABS= mashes brakes and comes to a quick stop with the rear tire in line.
Non ABS = Massive stoppies and rear fishing all over.


I'll take ABS.
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