Tell me about that .. I once owned a 1973 Triple 750 Kawasaki ... over 30 years ago . Heavy and fast machine at that time .. single disk at the front and drum at the back . ABS wasn't invented yet
I remember that Kawi triple. (At the time, I was pulling wrenches at a Kwack dealer. I had a deal going with the guys who bought these things:
Ya get a very special service and checkup- if Ya let me blast it on the freeway that runs through Ottawa?
Such a deal! The acceleration was awesome! (The brakes were not.) At over the 'ton'- one footpeg vibrated so bad, that you could not keep your foot on it!
Scary! Take a look at an exploded drawing of that front fork assembly, (it was primitive!)
I got friends, who bought muscle cars with ABS- years ago, And of course- they gotta demonstrate: Find an open stretch of straight highway, and just......jump on the binders! Those cars juddered so violently! I was not impressed. (And my 'boy racer' buds are all saying: " Those things are for pussies-anyway!"
Not so- this Duke ABS! Silky smooth- no shake at all! (It took slightly longer to stop- than without the ABS. (But locking up the wheels is not a good idea!
This here ABS does not let you do that! Have not tried them out on glare ice-yet. Perhaps next winter,,,,,,,,
Very important safety feature!
As I recall- the very first ABS braking systems- were developed by a U.K. firm. called Maxaret. (They used a Royal Enfield motorcycle with outriggers on it. ABS was developed for planes- not bikes.)