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Old 10-21-2012, 08:48 PM   #41
James Adams
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Originally Posted by Pecha72 View Post
For asphalt, it's a no-brainer. For gravel, depends on many many things incuding road condition, and rider's experience. Many riders, (who are not experts on riding outside the tarmac), will actually benefit from a modern ABS on gravel as well. Then there are a few riders, who are better off without it.
Besides on pavement, I've been very happy with the Stelvio's ABS on dirt and gravel roads, but the times that I've taken the Stelvio truly off-road (not that that's very smart in the first place, DAMHIK ), I've appreciated being able to easily turn off the ABS so as to be able to lock the tires unimpeded. I would say that this holds true for me also regarding my experience with the Stelvio's traction control system.

But like some others have commented, the Wee (and most big ADV bikes, with the exception of the big KTM) isn't designed to handle the nasty stuff where ABS gets in the way.
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