Thinking about upgrading braking on my '15 to ABS Pro for $325(for enabling code). Occasional track day, but mostly street/commuting use. Is it worth it?
This is why I'm on the fence about getting ABS Pro. I want it for the sake of having it, and hoping it'll make a difference but so many people have said they don't really notice a difference so it's almost not worth having.If the bike comes with ABS Pro, sure it's great to have. But I've not met anyone (track or street) that has had the upgrade installed at the dealer and noticed any difference at all. Maybe my friends are slow, ymmv. Or maybe it's only active in some secret stealth mode when it's dealer installed.
The same thing was said about traction control etc by old school riders like me when those systems were first introduced to motorbikes, the argument was throttle control is all you need & to this day I still tend to ride with throttle control instead of just jamming on full throttle out of a corner & trusting the system, that is more to do with my age & how I have ridden all my life. But on a hyper sportsbike like the s1000rr with the hp it has I'm a convert 100% the systems have saved me so many times while riding on the road when grip conditions can change so dramatically there worth there weight in gold. I do like to use what the s1000rr has average lean angle for me is over 50deg & I have had ABS pro kick in a few times while trail braking into corners especially when suddenly the grip level drops because nearly every corner your doing once unlike track. My opinion is you can never have to much safety for road riding & anything that helps in that vein is worth the $$.This is why I'm on the fence about getting ABS Pro. I want it for the sake of having it, and hoping it'll make a difference but so many people have said they don't really notice a difference so it's almost not worth having.