Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
The front and rear brakes are connected on the 2018 models but not in the typical sense that brakes are “linked” or “combined” on a motorcycle. Rather than the front and rear brakes working together under ordinary circumstances, the Suzuki system allows the ABS system, not the rider, to shift brake pressure from a slipping wheel to the other wheel.
I used to ride a 1994 CBR1000F Sport-Tourer with Honda’s “Combined Braking System”; a design in which the the front calipers proportionately powered one piston on the rear caliper and the rear caliper powered one piston on each front caliper. Some people didn’t like it but I thought it worked very, very well and I think I’m pretty picky about brakes.
2014 DL1000AL4 with R77 and PCFC
2015 FZ-07 with Akrapovic and PC-V