You probably won't believe me, but in investigating MC crashes having literally done hundreds of them, the scoots with ABS seem to go down just as much as non ABS models in a severe braking/avoidance situation.
But I have noticed the non ABS that does go down quicker, hit the other vehicle less often that the ABS scoots did. But they did hit other things as they bounced and slid along the boulevard. Causing more injury and damage. The ABS seems to keep you upright more so you can run into what is front of you. Most ABS equipped people in the crashes did not avoid much either. But usually had less damage and injury. It will not keep you from crashing. They just did not get hurt as much, in the lower speed crashes.
High speed crashes makes no difference what you got.
But remember... if it was not a crash.... I would not have been there. My stats would make both non ABS and ABS crashes equal..... They crashed...
But there are no good stats on the non ABS and ABS riders that actually avoid a crash. I have seen it happen many times and have seen some great avoidance maneuvers.
I never had ABS on anything yet. I am not saying you don't need it. I am just saying I have never had it yet.
Bubba in TX
2011 Voyager "Betty Clunker"
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Last edited by Bubba in TX; 11-11-2012 at 06:57 PM.