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Anti-lock Brake System (abs) - Kawasaki Z1000 ABS Owner's Manual

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A. Rear Brake Pedal
Anti-lock Brake System
ABS is designed to help prevent the
wheels from locking up when the
brakes are applied hard while running
straight. The ABS automatically regu-
lates brake force. Intermittently gaining
gripping force and braking force helps
prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta-
ble steering control while stopping.
Brake control function is identical to
that of a conventional motorcycle. The
brake lever is used for the front brake
and the brake pedal for the rear brake.
Although the ABS provides stability
while stopping by preventing wheel
lock-up, remember the following char-
To apply the brake effectively, use
the front brake lever and rear brake
pedal simultaneously in the same
manner as conventional motorcycle
brake system.
ABS cannot compensate for adverse
road conditions, misjudgment or im-
proper application of brakes. You
must take the same care as with mo-
torcycles not equipped with ABS.
ABS is not designed to shorten the
braking distance. On loose, uneven
or downhill surfaces, the stopping


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