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Old 01-27-2009, 10:45 AM   #11
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"A Honda staffer informed me that Europe Honda/press/etc are convinced that ABS will be mandatory in Europe in less than 5 years..."

Ahhh, and what a grand time that will be in history!

Maybe I'm in the minority, but the more I see the newest bikes, the more I like the older bikes. I guess if you buy into the ABS thing, you really better stick with it for the rest of your riding life. Any braking technique and feel you ever had will soon be gone and replaced with mashing the pedal and lever as hard as possible. All they need is an electronically controlled automatic trans on this bike and the job is complete. Yeeeeech.

Well said LR, Minority? Think again, theres alot more of us out their than folks that like ABS or ABC or CBS? As for implementing it legal for racing?
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:46 AM   #12
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MOKE, I always said dat you is da man!
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:28 PM   #13
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Well, I've got to give credit to Honda for doing something impressive. This system does seem to work very well by all the early accounts. And it's certainly more interesting than the Fury (*snicker*).

Which is really kind of sad, because I'm pretty much with LR and MOKE on this. You can legitimately question whether this is actually progress for riders or not.

I also don't see it in a racing application just yet. The first tests stated that an expert rider could probably stop a standard bike a tad better than the Combined ABS system version and it weighs an extra 20 lbs.
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:22 PM   #14
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MOKE, I always said dat you is da man!
Was it me, or did the world stop rotating for a minute? Carry on, men.
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:27 PM   #15
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Any braking technique and feel you ever had will soon be gone and replaced with mashing the pedal and lever as hard as possible. All they need is an electronically controlled automatic trans on this bike and the job is complete. Yeeeeech.
Wouldn't that make it just like a car? How about legislating collision detection systems in cars to prevent the dreaded "Oh, I didn't see him coming" excuse?
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:30 PM   #16
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It's a nice looking bike, and I am sure it is a great track bike, but it just isn't for me.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:46 PM   #17
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What ever happen to the firing breathing 500 two strokes? F#@%! I miss em!


Probly rotting in a museum some where,...Oh their they are? I would give my left nut to beable to through a leg over one of these puppies.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:36 AM   #18
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Awesome writeup!

I'm a huge fan of (good, unintrusive) ABS on commuter/pleasure bikes, but not on track/racing bikes. So if I buy a CBR or SV for commuting/pleasure, then I want it to have ABS. But if I plan to ride a bike on the track, then I have no use for it. It's kinda like requiring wooden bats in professional baseball games.
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Awesome writeup!

I'm a huge fan of (good, unintrusive) It's kinda like requiring wooden bats in professional baseball games.
*crack* sounds so much better than *plink*.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:12 PM   #20
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What ever happen to the firing breathing 500 two strokes? F#@%! I miss em!
I would give my left nut to beable to through a leg over one of these puppies.
Klazy Ken have secret stash of 2 stroke motocycle. No nuts accepted, but one thousand dolla you ride away today!
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