Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Antelope Valley, CA.
Yup. ABS vs. Power. Sounds like you hit it right on the head.
It's like buying more speed parts vs. more insurance. You know what you want, but you know what is smart. That's a tough one.
I can't remember the last time I have accidentally locked a wheel, but I can remember how quickly that Wee disappeared in my mirror on this weekends ride when we went for it. :devil_26:
But that's just me.
If you are experienced and confident in your abilities, you may go power over insurance.
But, one time I helped a guy pick up his brand new Non-ABS FJR1300. He was riding through a residential area, getting back on a (big) bike after a 10 year break and had a stupid cat dart out in front of him. He panicked and locked the front, and pancaked it. No injuries, bike probably cosmetically totalled.
I bet he wish he had spent the extra $1500 at the time, to get the ABS.
And no doubt about the ABS on the 1k. That never has made sense to me, why they don't offer it on the larger bike????
Last edited by Brakelate; 08-18-2008 at 03:06 AM.
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