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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in the market for a new bike and a most important option for me is ABS brakes. I noticed only the Vision has that option . I'm quite surprised that Victory ,who is making some inroads on H-D, would limit themselves to offering ABS on only one model. Anybody hear anything different down the road for Victory?



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Last year, rumor was that the 2011 Cross bikes would have ABS as an option. That didn't happen, and I was not going to take my chances and wait yet another year. If and when they come up with ABS, I can always sell my 2011 and get the new bike, with ABS. Until then, I will enjoy my ABS-less Cross Roads. You can wait if you want, but who knows how long the wait is going to be.

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thanx for the reply. I'm not going to wait but I want abs and will probably go with HD Streetglide w/abs and when Victory evers does add the abs to more models I'll get one. Safety is my main concern and I won't compromise........
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thanx for the reply. I'm not going to wait but I want abs and will probably go with HD Streetglide w/abs and when Victory evers does add the abs to more models I'll get one. Safety is my main concern and I won't compromise........
From what I read it sounds like the national highway will make it a law in the next year or two
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I'm not going to wait but I want abs and will probably go with HD Streetglide w/abs and when Victory evers does add the abs to more models I'll get one. Safety is my main concern and I won't compromise........
If you need ABS to be safe, then you're most likely not riding safe enough.

I mean, ride like you're demon possessed and you'll be slamming the breaks every two minutes. Ride like a peaceful angel, and your break pads will last a lifetime (and you'll never visit the ABS range).

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If you haven't taken a rider course, I strongly urge you (and all riders) to do so. ABS is not the cure all - do all to avoid crashing. On dry pavement, it can lengthen the stopping distance. To some, it's a crutch for lack of proper braking ability. I don't understand your buying a second rate bike just to get ABS. Practice panic stops!

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If you haven't taken a rider course, I strongly urge you (and all riders) to do so. ABS is not the cure all - do all to avoid crashing. On dry pavement, it can lengthen the stopping distance. To some, it's a crutch for lack of proper braking ability. I don't understand your buying a second rate bike just to get ABS. Practice panic stops!
Jumping off a bridge is safer than riding without taking a rider safety course first. ABS will only help not lock the wheels. Safety rider course will teach you how not to lock the wheels, and what to do if you do lock the wheels. Plus a whole lot more, like accident or road hazard avoidance, which ABS won't help with.

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I agree with taking a safety course as it should be mandatory but there is a place for ABS brakes and it cant be downplayed. It should be required on all bikes just like the cages.I feel you can't be safe enough. I will be putting over 10k a year on her , not a weekend rider here.

ps I dont agree with the second rate comment,as Triumph, BMW and Honda all offer it on the big bikes..........just sayin'

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I agree with taking a safety course as it should be mandatory but there is a place for ABS brakes and it cant be downplayed. It should be required on all bikes just like the cages.I feel you can't be safe enough. I will be putting over 10k a year on her , not a weekend rider here.
Well, if you're going to base your purchase on that, then your only Victory option is the Vision. Victory is very much like Honda when it comes to releasing information about upcoming changes. They hold everything behind the curtain 'till the very last moment. You won't know if ABS is coming to a model until that model is released. Since you said you don't want to wait and see, consider the Vision or if the Vision's not for you, a different brand. Wish I could've been more helpful.

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I agree about the importance of ABS. It almost stopped me from buying my XC. I rid motos almost exclusively...maybe 30-40,000 miles a year, and I think ABS is super. First time you put on the brakes when you are on a diesel or oil spill which you couldn't see, and you will know what I mean. Hopefully I won't be sorry.

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