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post #1 of 21 Old 01-23-2014, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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ABS for street?

Since HD now offers ABS on the sportster, I wonder if they will on the Street? Europe is going to mandate it so if they want to compete in that market they will need it and would be ahead of the game to offer it.
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I think it's a must. If it wont be available for the u.s. right away it will be just a matter of time. Maybe 6-12 months after the original production date. Europe should be getting them right away.

How much more can we expect to pay for an ABS model?



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Its an $800 option on current Harleys, so I would assume the same. I agree foolish not to have it if they are offering on the Sportster.
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It's hard to say if it will be launched with ABS.
But I am confident it will be available eventually if not right away.

Many riders are demanding ABS now so manufacturers need to respond to that.

It is a safety feature therefore is easily justified.
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If there's no abs option I'm out. Really want a 750, but that'd be a deal breaker.
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We might have to wait then... Maybe the next update will be ABS. I think to launch they want to keep it as affordable as possible.
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They could make abs an option, just like they do on many models. I don't see why they couldn't do that now. I'd pay the extra $800 or whatever it is, for something that could save my life. Targeting a bike for younger/newer riders seems like abs would be an option even before the dinosaur bikes get it.
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They could make abs an option, just like they do on many models. I don't see why they couldn't do that now. I'd pay the extra $800 or whatever it is, for something that could save my life. Targeting a bike for younger/newer riders seems like abs would be an option even before the dinosaur bikes get it.
That is a possiblity I can see happening. It makes sense to throw in more option in hopes of grabbing more money.. well for harley.

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Plus at least it will give them more of a reason to cut the MSRP even more.



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This is a budget/entry level bike for the Motor Company. ABS on a 500cc bike, I think not.
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