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RE: ABS (test report link)

Hi Tom, Steve,

Here's one such test from Mike Kneebone (LDRider / IBA ) that I had stumbled
across when making the ABS or not decision a few years back for my previous


No Fault Braking 
A Real-World Comparison of ABS Systems
By Michael Kneebone 
September 1992 

And one partial set of data from that URL:

			Figure 4. Wet Pavement Braking over Sewer Cover * 
			(All measurements recorded with Yamaha FJ1200) ** 
Racer 	non-ABS 			298 ft  
		w/ ABS 			211 ft  
		Full ABS Control 		193 ft  

- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Steve Makohin
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 7:57 PM
To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: ABS

Hello Tom,

From: <Tpcutter@xxxxxxx>

> In a message dated 11/10/05 1:12:07 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> wateredg@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
> Tests have shown that Joe Average on an  ABS-equipped street bike can stop

> in
> a shorter distance on a rain-slicked  road than compared to a Brake God on
> the same bike (but non-ABS) under  identical conditions. >>
> Where are these test results for motorcycles?

I've seen them in motorcycling magazines, the most recent one in Cycle 
Canada within the past 18 months or so (I believe). They tested a variety of

conditions, with a variety of rider types, including world-class racers (AKA

"Braking Gods"). Sorry I don't have the info readily available.

- -Steve Makohin
 '01 R1100S/ABS
 Oakville, Ontario, Canada 


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