2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS — Owner's Manual – Page #90

Posted on 29 Jan, 2019
Model: 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS
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HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE 89
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A. Rear Brake Pedal
Anti-lock Brake System
(ABS)
(only on ABS model)
ABS is designed to help prevent
thewheelsfromlockingupwhenthe
brakes are applied hard while running
straight. The ABS automatically regu-
lates brake force. Intermittently gaining
gripping force and braking force helps
prevent w h eel 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 b rake
and the brake pedal for the rear brake.
Although the ABS provides stab ility
while stoppin g b y preventing whee l
lock-up, remember the following char-
acteristics:
To apply the brake effectively, use
the front brake lever and rear brake
pedal simultaneously in the same
manner as conventional motorcycle
brake system.
ABS cannot compensate for adverse
road conditions, misjudgment or im-
proper application of brakes. You
musttakethesamecareaswithmo-
torcycles not equipped with ABS.
ABS is not designed to shorten the
braking distance. On loose, uneven
or downhill surfaces, the stopping

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