Thread: 2012 Ninja 650
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:49 AM   #321
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Originally Posted by Tim_Tom View Post
Cool I can save money on brake pads then!

Speaking of brakes, anyone have any feedback / ideas about how the ABS functions on the new 2013's? It could mean a $1500-2000 difference between a softly used 2012 and a new 2013 ABS. I know the Euro models have had ABS for some time so it would be cool if someone over there had some feedback on the system.

Anyone have any thoughts? Will ABS be worth the extra coin or better to spend that extra money on some farkles (that I'd want anyway) like frame sliders and soft bags?

I can't find too much about them, and have never ridden an ABS bike before, and there are plenty of opinions about ABS...
Asking about ABS is probably not a good idea.
You'll have to go out and ride an ABS equipped bike for yourself.

Mine had ABS, I have it on my scooter too.
That should say plenty.

I've had that thing engage one a week at a minimum around town where
the road surface is like glass.

Needed it maybe once or twice on open roads where I'm sure I would have
crashed waaay before riding up to the reason of the hard braking just from
locking up the front.

This is at 23.000 miles.

Brake pads?
I had about 40% of the pads left when I sold the bike, again, at 23k miles.
'08 Yamaha FZ6n S2 ABS

SOLD: '03 Peugeot Speedfight2, '07 Kawasaki ER6F ABS, '06 Kymco Agility 125, '12 Kymco Downtown 300i ABS
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