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I have a question for guys with ABS. I worked for several years as an automotive technicioan before taking a job in a bike shop. In those automotive years I drove and worked on several vehicles with ABS and disliked them all. I didn`t like the braking feel.
If everything goes according to plan next year we are buying our dream house and a Vision. The Vision I rode and fell in love with didn`t haver ABS. But nowe ABS is standard on the Vision tour. Does the ABS model have similar braking feedback to the non-abs model?
 

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Unless I am mistaken. 2011 is the first year ABS is available on a Victory. So comparing would be a little difficult.

I would suggest going to your nearest dealer and test riding both.

Don't forget that test riding is encouraged by Victory and the dealers!!
 

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Unless I am mistaken. 2011 is the first year ABS is available on a Victory. So comparing would be a little difficult.

I would suggest going to your nearest dealer and test riding both.

Don't forget that test riding is encouraged by Victory and the dealers!!
ABS was an option on the Vision now it`s standard. Should have rode the ABS model instead of the ABS model when I had the chance.
 

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To my knowledge 2010 was the transition year for ABS. I have a 2010 in Pearl White that does NOT have ABS. For whatever reason Victory did not include ABS on the white model for 2010. ABS is standard on ALL 2011's however, so if you're looking for NON ABS you have the '08's, '09's, or the Pearl White '10.
 

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You more than likely will not test or be able to evaluate the ABS on a test ride. You have to fully lock up the brakes to experience ABS and that's not likely to happen unless you have to do it. ABS is one of those "extras" that you don't want and don't even know you have until you really need it--then it can save your life!
 

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I waited months for ABS bikes to be approved in Australia before buying one. I hope never to need ABS, but hope it helps if required. i am not a gifted rider and i believe every little bit helps. Years ago a car did a u turn in front of me and I remember the tyre squeal noise before realising I had locked up the rear.
If you want a non ABS they should still be available and cheaper.
I am not sure if a riding style which uses ABS would be a daily thing, more for emergencies.
 

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You more than likely will not test or be able to evaluate the ABS on a test ride. You have to fully lock up the brakes to experience ABS and that's not likely to happen unless you have to do it. ABS is one of those "extras" that you don't want and don't even know you have until you really need it--then it can save your life!
Actually, I took the MSF advanced riding course a few years ago and I was driving a BMW R1200C. It has ABS. I was instructed to get the bike to 35 or so and then stomp just the back brake. Of course the antilocks kicked in and there was no skid but still stopped very quickly. Thats all you would have to do to test it. I would just make sure you are in a straight line when doing it.
 
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