Pressure is raised back up immediately and the control
unit keeps controlling the brake until the risk of a lockup
Normally, the rider will perceive ABS operation as a
harder feel or a pulsation of the brake lever and pedal.
The front and rear brakes use separate control systems,
meaning that they operate independently. Likewise, the
ABS is not an integrated braking system and does not
control both the front and rear brake at the same time.
The ABS may be turned off by pressing the button
incorporated in the LH switch (see page 31).
When the ABS is off, the vehicle provides the
standard braking force offered by the regular braking
system. As a result, using one brake at a time will reduce
Never use brake controls harshly or violently or you may
lock the wheels and lose control of the motorcycle.
When riding in the rain or on slippery surfaces, braking
will become less effective. Always use the brakes very
gently and carefully when riding under these conditions.
Any sudden manoeuvres may lead to loss of control.
When tackling long, high-gradient downhill road tracts,
shift down gears to use engine braking. Apply one brake
at a time and use brakes sparingly. Keeping the brakes
applied all the time would cause the friction material to
overheat and reduce braking power dangerously.
Underinflated tyres reduce braking efficiency, handling
accuracy and stability in a bend.