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Re: oilheads-digest V2 #271

Hello John,

From: "John Dancoe" <jdan@xxxxxxxx>

> Wow, Steve...I must say, your first-hand reports on the latest BMW brake
> "enhancement" technology are not giving me a great urge to go out and get 
> a
> bike so equipped.
> I like what I've been hearing about Honda's ABS though.

I'm not sure what specific thing I said that you're referring to, nor what 
conclusions you are coming to. I speculate is pertains to the level of 
smoothness in BMW's ABS vs Honda's.  In that case: It appears that when ABS 
is activated, Honda's system feels smoother ("better" in some peoples' view) 
than BMW's. Some folks say they don't like the pulses they feel while BMW's 
ABS engages, while others say that Honda's smooth ABS does not provide 
sufficient feedback to inform the rider that you are beyond safe performance 
limits. Both systems perform well, just differently.

FYI, when I make a purchase decision, it is seldom based on a single "make 
or break" criteria. For example, my R1100S has a number of suboptimal or 
undesirable characteristics, but over all, it is a great package (for me). 
And after 5 years of riding one, I'd get another in a heart-beat.

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