WOW - Antilock brakes demo
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I have anti lock brakes on my Bandit, only ever came into operation once,very impressive.
very good demo
ABS is a GOOD thing i dont get why so many people are against it
**yeah surveyor57 **
i know what you mean no one brakes like that for real
It is possible
to panic brake in an emergency situation.
The idea of having ABS is probably a good one, but could also have a negative effect (ie taking increased risks thinking ABS will save your bacon; this isn't the idea of the system).
Personally I'd rather keep my wits about, and avoid using the system as far as possible, though i do know full well there are always going to be unpredictable situations....
yeah im all for abs i wasn't saying its not a good addition to modern bikes , i just think that was a very extreme test , id like to see a more realistic test i.e good combined braking on a normal uneven slippery road and see how the abs helps then.rather than just riding on a wet road and grabbing a load of front and hope and pray you live through it.
Think im going to opt for ABS next time around, very impressive!!!
are you kidding!!!!! - staged PR and nothing less
The video is absolutely obviously staged to show the ABS system in the best light possible. For the first run the rider grabs the brakes and just locks up for all they're worth and holds the brakes locked on.__If the DSA is trying to teach new bikers that type of brake control on bikes in that weather then they need sueing till they don't exist anymore.
The video is obviously staged PR to give the slant which the DSA and politicians want. I have never been in a situation where I needed ABS to stop me having a collision. I have enough common sense and experience to pump the brake myseld if needed. Experience shows that drivers of vehicles with ABS leave braking later and run faster in to curves. That is something which I don't think should be transferred to biking.
Bike ABS systems don't work very effectively went steering and in most emergency situation you will be braking and manouvering to avoid an obstacle. Lets see the rider using the ABS bike try to swerve around an obstacle whilst panick braking and see if the system is as infallible as when in a perfectly straight line.
If people want that system then they can pay extra for it. To try to dictate that everybody must have ABS installed irrespective of knowing the riders background, experience or ability is yet more bigotry buy unelected civil servants.
I'm not saying that others shouldn't be allowed to make the choice but I am dead set against being forced tohave it fitted to a bike I want to buy. I am an engineer by trade and am aware of the limitations of these systems. Whilst in some situations they are an improvement they aren't superior to a standard set up in every situation. As I mentioned the performance of ABS systems on bikes is not cut and dry if also manouvering.
The designers for the system will look at lots of real world riding and develop the best compromise they can for this system but it will still be a compromise. That means whilst it might give you something in some situations it will almost certainly take away in other situations.
Every test performed is always in a straight line which panders to the technology but is not a real world test of what will actually happen.To implement something on the basis of PR tests and blind ignorance of the deficiencies is not something I want foisted on me. I ride all year round so do a fair amount of inclement weather riding. I have my own decission and you are free to make yours
**I would **
be interested in seeing an ABS swerve test or mid corner emergency brake. It certainly makes a huge difference in cars but I dont know if it wud on bikes.
On a couple of occasions I have had to brake pretty hard for traffic lights and have ended up stopping at a jaunty angle. What is the cause and would ABS stop it? Am I accidently pulling a stoppy?
why a rider would hang onto the brake like that even after locking the front wheel, I mean for several seconds after.