1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

ABS brakes?

Discussion in 'Motorcyles / ATVs / Snowmobiles' started by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. cRiPpLe_rOoStEr

    cRiPpLe_rOoStEr We don't ride to provide a good story for the rice

    Posts:
    4,063
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Location:
    South America
    Does anyone here already experienced a motorcycle fitted with ABS brakes? I'm seriously considering to get a small motorycle ASAP and, since I'm likely going to ride in in all weather conditions, it seems like the ABS might worth the higher price.

    The cheapest motorcycle fitted with ABS in my country is the Honda XRE 190, but it's fitted only to the front wheel.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. drperry

    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

    Posts:
    13,027
    Likes Received:
    64
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
    The front is the only one you really need to worry about locking up on you. Rear lock up isn't a huge issue.

    Is this your first bike?
     
  3. cRiPpLe_rOoStEr

    cRiPpLe_rOoStEr We don't ride to provide a good story for the rice

    Posts:
    4,063
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Location:
    South America
    Indeed. But I'm still quite concerned about the resale value. ABS is scheduled to become mandatory for every new bike sold in Brazil as of 2019, and I'm still not sure if a 2-wheel setup is going to become the standard. I actually wouldn't hold my breath for that, since Honda has political power to push for front-wheel ABS to be allowed at least for the smaller bikes up to 160cc and then keep the rear drum brakes.


    I didn't buy it yet, but it's not going to be my first bike.
     
  4. drperry

    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

    Posts:
    13,027
    Likes Received:
    64
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
    Probably have better resale value without ABS, to be honest. Less things to go wrong
     
  5. cRiPpLe_rOoStEr

    cRiPpLe_rOoStEr We don't ride to provide a good story for the rice

    Posts:
    4,063
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Location:
    South America
    Sure it's one less thing to go wrong, but only time will tell about resale value. Anyway, recently I found out that ABS is going to become mandatory only for the front wheel.
     

Share This Page