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Don't count too much on ABS saving you on corners, on corner with sand I was going slowly but pulled the front brake a bit harder than I should and the front wheel started to slip sideways, I let go quickly and survived, ABS didn't help much there...

 

That's on a Forza with two cylinders front brake caliper (actually has 3, but one is for combi-brake using left brake leaver)..., and ABS on this thing Is top-notch...

 

ABS however, will save your axx for sure on a straight line, I tested it many times and it won't lock or slip at all if the wheel is straight, come rain or sand....!

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3 hours ago, woodsplinter said:

Yes --There will be nothing in the performance Between the 150 and 160 Honda Clicks performance wise .

Maybe a small improvement in Torque and fuel economy.

 

What attracts me is the step through and the ABS and LED lights.

I live on the Dark side and drive around the back roads mainly.

After the rains there is a lot of sand washed across the roads on bends ete.

It scares the <deleted> out of me if i have to hit the brakes for some reason on a gravely surface and the front wheel locks.

Down you go.

 If that is true that ABS is fitted in India on all bikes-- It is for a reason. A good reason.

 I will follow suit.

If i can get hold off one -the next bike for me will be the New Honda Click 160 With ABS>

 

The price is right for me .I like the PCX 160 but an extra 30,000 Baht. Mmmmmm.!!!

 

The Click 160 suits all my Requirements for a back yard roundabout.

I will put a top box on it and use in  daylight hours only.

Thanks Moonlover for that info re--ABS >>

 

 

 

 

am with you on that PCX extra not worth it

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2 hours ago, Agusts said:

Don't count too much on ABS saving you on corners, on corner with sand I was going slowly but pulled the front brake a bit harder than I should and the front wheel started to slip sideways, I let go quickly and survived, ABS didn't help much there...

 

That's on a Forza with two cylinders front brake caliper (actually has 3, but one is for combi-brake using left brake leaver)..., and ABS on this thing Is top-notch...

 

ABS however, will save your axx for sure on a straight line, I tested it many times and it won't lock or slip at all if the wheel is straight, come rain or sand....!

I will agree with you on that one.

When i am driving along on the bike and i see the sand washed across the roads in the backwaters off Pattaya 

i am extra cautious and slow right down especially on the bends.

Does not matter what tyres you have on-- sand acts like ice on Thai roads.

If the road is busy with traffic the surface seems to clean itself with the backwash from the traffic and the sand blows away making it a bit safer. 

On Quiet roads-- no--Dodgy.

 

On the subject off ABS ---cars have had them for years-- now its the motorbikes that seems to be a must have. 

You never Know when ABS can save you especially on a wet and greasy road and some thing pulls out in front off you.

If you are not trained in how to use your brakes on a motorbike--your automatic reaction is to jam on the brakes in panic and that's a recipe for disaster.

The front goes -Thats it.

 

You only have 2 wheels not 4.

If the front wheel  goes from under you - you are off and you are going to face paint the road.

I have seen many a bargirl with scars on their legs and arms and no skin.. Ha Ha .

Painful lesson if you survived!

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5 hours ago, Agusts said:

Don't count too much on ABS saving you on corners, on corner with sand I was going slowly but pulled the front brake a bit harder than I should and the front wheel started to slip sideways, I let go quickly and survived, ABS didn't help much there...

 

That's on a Forza with two cylinders front brake caliper (actually has 3, but one is for combi-brake using left brake leaver)..., and ABS on this thing Is top-notch...

 

ABS however, will save your axx for sure on a straight line, I tested it many times and it won't lock or slip at all if the wheel is straight, come rain or sand....!

The ABS mechanism always works, it stops your wheel from blocking completely. The problem with a corner is, that if you brake too strong (even without the wheel blocking), you will go down.

Just try pressing the front brake slightly in a corner, you feel that the bike wants to go down, you can of course just lean in the other direction and it's no problem, but if you press the brake too strong you would go down, and this can happen easily in a shock moment.

There is special cornering ABS though, but that's of course not found on small bikes yet.

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Was thinking of changing my, now rarely used, 7 year old Honda Click for a Yamaha Grand Filano.  Quite like the style of them (not that keen on the colours though - orange and beige currently, beige!!) with the large under seat storage and the back rest / rack.  I've always had an aversion to small wheel diameters though.  The new 160 might be another option.  Definitely needs to be a step-through though, the few time I do use it it's mainly as a shopping trolley.

 

 

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@SooKee why change if rarely used, just maintain what you have, 7 years is not so old for a Click... - bikes you mentioned are not going to be a huge step up ..., well, maybe just the ABS ...

 

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7 hours ago, Agusts said:

@SooKee why change if rarely used, just maintain what you have, 7 years is not so old for a Click... - bikes you mentioned are not going to be a huge step up ..., well, maybe just the ABS ...

 

Yeah , largely my thinking.  I'd be changing it for the sake of it really, not because I need to.

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