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Old 10-25-2011, 12:24 PM   #55
DAKEZ
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Originally Posted by Cos View Post
right back at ya

You don't live where we do therefore you don't get it.

Try commuting in our cities and tell me you have no desire for ABS, regardless of bike size.

Also, you left out part two. Demand...it's as simple as that. Those who buy want ABS therefore the bikes come with ABS.

Are you serious? From everything I have heard seen and read... Riding over there is MUCH safer than over here.

On a bike like this one I don't care where I ride it. I have "NO DESIRE FOR ABS" On a heavier bike I do like it. (I have owned 4 bikes with ABS brakes so I am not speaking out of ignorance here) Most over here do NOT want ABS on their bikes. They prefer to simply learn how to ride.

This post from a thread about the 2012 Speed Tripple has it right.

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Originally Posted by sportmotogear View Post
To ME the mandatory non-switchable ABS killed the Speed III. What fun is a Speed III "hooligan bike" if you can't act like a hooligan and lock the brakes and do stopies? Although I'm sure my insurance agent appreciates this feature.
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