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Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« on: March 03, 2020, 07:28:43 PM »
Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?



Despite its much-lauded safety benefits, ABS may not be your saviour in a motorcycle crash because many riders donít have time to even use their brakes before crashing.

That is one of the startling findings of a real-world global report called The Dynamics Of Motorcycle Crashes : A Global Survey of 1578 Motorcyclists.

Written by motorcycle-riding road safety researchers, it collected feedback from 1578 riders in 30 countries, with 126 from Australia, who had all crashed in the past 10 years.

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Re: Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2020, 08:20:36 PM »
What about those who didn't crash due to help from ABS?
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Re: Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 08:31:39 PM »
And those that managed not to crash without ABS..

Oh wait, no stats on that..
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Re: Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 08:41:01 PM »
What about those who didn't crash due to help from ABS?

I guess that's good then... :thumbs

I don't think they are saying it doesn't help at times...it's just that it may not be the great "saviour" that our safetycrats would like us to believe...Probably a bit like the compulsory wearing of Fluoro vests by learners in Victoria... :crackup

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Re: Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 10:28:03 PM »
And those that managed not to crash without ABS..

Oh wait, no stats on that..

What about those who didn't crash due to help from ABS?

We may all be on the same wave length, but there are no official (Police or Government) stats, if there was no crash.

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Re: Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2020, 02:26:29 PM »
I once read a report done by some boffin in the States (take that with a grain of salt could be fake news!) but the gist was it was done i think in California when they were considering introducing complusory abs for motorcycles.

They conducted a test in which several "expert" riders rode a bike which was available in abs and non abs versions.
They attempted to brake in the shortest possible distance from a given speed. The results were that after an average of three attempts the expert riders could outbrake the abs equipped bikes on the non abs equipped bikes. The conclusion was that abs brakes were better for all but expert riders in controlled conditions.
As one of the riders succinctly put it.
How often does the average rider out on the road get three attempts to brake to avoid a crash.
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Re: Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2020, 02:46:03 PM »
They conducted a test in which several "expert" riders rode a bike which was available in abs and non abs versions.
They attempted to brake in the shortest possible distance from a given speed. The results were that after an average of three attempts the expert riders could outbrake the abs equipped bikes on the non abs equipped bikes. The conclusion was that abs brakes were better for all but expert riders in controlled conditions.
As one of the riders succinctly put it.
How often does the average rider out on the road get three attempts to brake to avoid a crash.
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I'll drink to that.  As I mentioned in a previous thread on this subject, I participated in a Braking And Cornering training day a couple of years ago.
When challenged to stop from 80 kph in a designated box, the ST1300 with ABS always delivered the goods while every other bike, mostly lighter sports bikes without ABS, either locked up the rear and skidded through, or didn't lock up and still stopped well beyond the box.
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Re: Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2020, 03:28:21 PM »
I'll drink to that......

Agree here, 'specially if a beer is invloved.

..... When challenged to stop from 80 kph in a designated box, the ST1300 with ABS always delivered the goods while every other bike, mostly lighter sports bikes without ABS, either locked up the rear and skidded through, or didn't lock up and still stopped well beyond the box.

Hi-Jack .........

When conducting the motorcycle rider training and testing back in the 80's & 90's, one of the training and test exercises was stopping with the front wheel in the box from 20 to 25 km/h.  Some of the younger VIC members on the Forum may remember this, perhaps some from other States as well.

Anyway, many learners could not achieve even this low level skill, and consequently did not pass the L's test, and thus did not venture onto the public road network, at least legally, or until they passed their test.

End Hi-Jack .........
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Re: Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2020, 03:47:55 PM »
I guess my only real beef with ABS is, and this applies to both motorcycle and car learners...

They basically learn that you can stomp on the brake pedal or apply the brakes as hard as you like and you're not gonna lock up the wheels...

They then go out and buy an older vehicle without ABS and the first time they are in an emergency situation they do what they've been taught and bam! down they go...  >:()

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Re: Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2020, 04:53:31 PM »
Hear what you are saying. It is always in the back of my mind when i ride my non abs cb1100 but i doubt i would remember it in an emergency.
Having said that i can definitely say the ST1300 abs has saved my sorry backside at least twice in 65000 odd km when my riding ambition exceeded my riding capabilities by a significant margin. So i am for it.
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Re: Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2020, 07:04:44 PM »
Years ago before I purchased my Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe I took it for a test ride with Theresa on the back.
It was the first time I ridden a cruiser and it took the away ride for me to settle in a little to the very different brake pedal position.
On the way back about 200m from the dealer a lady in a car came out of a side street straight across the main road in front of us and into a shopping centre.
I immediately jumped on the brakes and as I felt the back wheel lock up thought I am going to crash this bike before I even buy it.
Yes I was fully aware of what I should have done but I would have needed years and years of practice to convince me  to release and reapply that brake.
So yes there are different ways one  should to apply brakes in an emergency when with ABS and without but I put it to you that if you have had time to release and reapply your brakes in an emergency braking situation it probably wasn't an emergency.   
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Re: Is ABS the saviour safety experts suggest?
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2020, 07:41:33 AM »
So, WAG did you crash it?
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