RoadKillHeaven said:Cornering ABS? What for?
Can you even corner GL1800? :rotflmao:
You should rephrase your statement more clearly. Better translated it would read: "I've never driven an 1800 Wing". Your reaction will be the same as everyone who never has, and then rides one in the twisties. They handle beautifully. And I'm sure the new one is even more spectacular regarding the cornering arena. I owned a C14 for six years, and I track a gsxr6 so I have good "other bike" benchmarks.
Cornering ABS is a new technology that releases just enough braking force when tipped over to keep the front wheel from even starting to lose traction. As opposed to waiting for it to start losing traction. The reason this is important is for the same reason I see the sides of the racetrack littered with bikes every track day I attend. It's called "tuck", where the bottom of the front wheel flips out away from the turn 'cause there's just too much force on the contact patch to maintain traction.
The "argument" against this will be the same as the original anti-ABS arguments I'm sure. "I'm good enough to handle these events on my own, I don't need this newfangled technology." Fair enough, but anything that keeps me safer is a good thing in my book.