Nice new bike you have by the sounds of it.
If you think your sports bikes pulled up as quick without fuss you weren't fully on the brakes on the Wee.
No matter how hard we all try to simulate a "panic stop", we never really get fully on it until the real thing occurs [recently did a heavy vehicle course on ABS braking and other panic situations... a requirement of my job, amazing how short a bus can stop under full on braking with ABS, thought we were hard on it until the instructors pushed us further with it
I found out yet again recently how quick a panic situation occurs, the result saw my '99 Goldwing sliding down the road in to the back of a car while I played "chicken" with a semi tipper coming the other way as I tumbled down the road sans bike.
[meanwhile the cause- a girl texting- was oblivious to what she had caused
ABS would have saved the day, but the old Wing doesn't have it.
I'm hearing you mate, all taken onboard, n I accept all the points made here by kiwi and others AND appreciate the feedback.
Ive ridden bikes since 17, now 50! yikes that still freaks me, 49 was ok , but i'm a fossil now!! omg!
Didn't mean to come across as not taking the info, just I do understand how it works, was just a bit averse to push it, but did tonight, n I had to have about 4 goes to brake hard enough to activate it! like i'm thinkin if i'm braking THAT hard, i'm in a BAD situation, which I agree can happen, but that was why I was interested in people who had the experience, n who think it was of benefit.
I been biking a long time n only recently had a major braking incident when some stupid COW (not word of choice) who was in front of me, positioned herself in middle of road, with all the mannerisms of turning right, at which point I moved to her left to undertake her upon her manouvere, thankfully as usual I was trusting no car driver, as she promptly turned left straight in my path!!
I braked VERY hard n back locked slightly, but instant release and reapply (cadence braking) fixed the problem and the bike pulled up easy almost to a stop to allow stupid driver to turn.
For me ABS is new.... nice to have... maybe? hence why I was interested in experiences.
Again thanks for all input