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Engineering360: "Safety Board Urges Antilock Brakes for All Motorcycles"

09/12/2018 10:28 AM

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Re: Safety Board Urges Antilock Brakes for All Motorcycles

09/12/2018 1:31 PM

Do any of these 'helpful' people actually ride motorcycles?

If people WANT to buy a motorcycle with ABS and stability control, I would be happy if they had that OPTION.

However, by the same token, motorcycles are not cars and don't handle like cars. If I want to lock up a wheel, I want that option and not have the machine decide I cannot do that. All these systems will have unintended consequences. Mandating this kind of thing is just one more example of bureaucratic over-reach.

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Re: Safety Board Urges Antilock Brakes for All Motorcycles

10/11/2018 12:22 PM

Having an electronic device suddenly come on and "help" is a distraction during a stop. I can modulate my braking pressure without outside aid. Sometimes we need to completely release the brakes for handling and this outside aid may interfere with the manual control.

How much do they expect to add to the cost of a bike and will they expect us to retro-fit this system on older bikes? Probably adding another $500 to the cost of the vehicle.

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Re: Safety Board Urges Antilock Brakes for All Motorcycles

10/11/2018 12:26 PM

I would NEVER ride a bike with ABS.

My right foot is quicker to the rear brake than my thumb to the horn and the back tire sliding is much better at getting distracted and or careless drivers attention

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Re: Safety Board Urges Antilock Brakes for All Motorcycles

10/11/2018 1:32 PM

As for the mention of stability enhancements, If I wanted more wheels, I would drive my car.

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