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Anti-lock Brake System (abs) - Kawasaki ZZR1400 ABS 2014 Owner's Manual

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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

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
distance of a motorcycle with ABS
may be longer than that of an equiv-
alent motorcycle without ABS. Use
special caution in such areas.
ABS will help prevent wheel lock-up
when braking in a straight line, but it
cannot control wheel slip which may
be caused by braking during corner-
ing. When turning a corner, it is bet-
ter to limit braking to the light
application of both brakes or not to
brake at all. Reduce your speed be-
fore you get into the corner.
Same as conventional brake system,
an excessive sudden braking may


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