90 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta-
ble steering control while stopping.
Brake control function is identical to
that of a conventional motorcycle. The
brake lever is used for the front brake
and the brake pedal for the rear brake.
Although the ABS provides stab ility
while stopping by preventing wheel
lock-up, remember the following char-
To apply the brake effectively, use
the front brake lever and rear brake
pedal simultaneously in the same
manner as c on ventional motorcycle
ABS cannot compensate for adverse
road conditions, misjudgment or im-
proper application of brakes. You
torcycles not equipped with ABS.
ABS is not designed to shorten the
braking distance. On loose, uneven
or downhill surfaces, the stopping
distance of a motorcycle with ABS
may be longer than that of an equiv-
alent motorcycle w it ho u t A BS. Use
special caution in such areas.
ABS will help prevent wheel lock-up
when braking in a straight line, but it
cannot control wheel slip which may
be caused by braking during corner-
ing. Whe n turning a corner, it is bet-
ter to limit braking to the light ap pli-
cation of both brakes or not to brake
at all. Reduce your speed before you
get into the corner.
Same as conventional brake system,
an excessive sudden braking may
cause wheel lock up that makes it
harder to control a motorcycle.
During braking, ABS will not prevent
the rear wheel lifting.