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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Pass on non-ABS Vaquero?

I've found some pretty decent prices lately on 2011- 2012 Vaquero's to the point where I almost pulled the trigger on a 2011 until I realized it does not have ABS. Honestly I've never rode a bike with ABS, those of you that have it would you buy a non-ABS bike? I'm itching to upgrade from my 900.
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I don't know why you wouldn't, it's not a deal breaker in my opinion. I have 2012 Voyager without ABS and I would have bought it with or without.

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I've found some pretty decent prices lately on 2011- 2012 Vaquero's to the point where I almost pulled the trigger on a 2011 until I realized it does not have ABS. Honestly I've never rode a bike with ABS, those of you that have it would you buy a non-ABS bike? I'm itching to upgrade from my 900.
The only thing that would make me buy a different bike from the one I have now is one with ABS. ABS on a motorcycle makes "Absolute Sense" to me. In today's world I would not invest in a motorcycle without it. IMHO.......

Google a few ABS vs Non ABS you tubes. Then decide.
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Now that I have a bike with ABS, I wouldn't go back. I find I have a lot more confidence around traffic and in turns knowing that I can panic stop, if the need arises, without worrying about my back tire moving to the front.
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When I started looking into buying a Voyager last fall, I was really debating ABS vs. non ABS. After talking to other Voyager owners both for and against ABS, I decided ABS was the only way to go. It just makes sense to me. To me it is just like insurance; you pay for it, but hope you don't have to use it, but it is there if you do need it. Cars have had ABS for at least 30-40 years. Its about time motorcycles caught up.

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My first bike with ABS was a 2008 HD Ultra Classic. I was so impressed with it that when I purchased my 2015 Voyager I had to have ABS. I also like the way they are linked together but don't function below 3 mph.

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I probably would have bought my Voyager without it, but I am glad I have it. If you really like the bike and you can get a deal you like on it, go for it. I still ride my 800 Classic locally without.

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Never riden a bike with ABS. Non issue to me... Plus controlled skids are a hoot...

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I almost pulled the trigger on a 2011 Vaquero with under 20,000 miles and quite a few extras for $7,000. But I think if I take my time I'll find something with ABS for not much more than that. Like I said earlier, I've never had ABS on a bike, but my thinking tells me I should wait for it.
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I don't know why you wouldn't, it's not a deal breaker in my opinion. I have 2012 Voyager without ABS and I would have bought it with or without.
Agree w Dlars,My Nad doesn't have it,My sierra doesn't,[well does pulled the fuse cant stand it],sure it will be standard soon,but wouldn't be a dealbreaker for me,Love my bike,abs or no abs
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