4. ABS and UBS (Unified Braking System)

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Developed on the race track, UBS activates the rear brake when the front brake is applied, distributing braking force most efficiently based upon the bike’s attitude and lean angle. We’ll go out on a limb and bet it works better than the purely mechanical linked braking systems we’ve complained about in the past. Brake hardware consists of a pair of conventional 320mm discs in front with four-piston monoblock calipers, and a single-piston caliper out back squeezing a 220mm disc. ABS on a racebike is so foreign an idea, the AMA rulebook doesn’t even address it.