HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
ABS cannot protect the rider from
all possible hazards and is not a
substitute for safe riding practi-
ces. Be aware of how the ABS
system operates and its limita-
tions. It is the rider's responsibil-
ity to ride at appropriate speeds
and manner for weather, road
surface and traffic conditions.
The computers integrated in the ABS
compare vehicle speed with wheel
tires can affect wheel speed, they
may confuse the computers, which
can extend braking distance.
Use of non-recommended tires
may cause malfunctioning of
ABS and can lead to extended
braking distance. The rider could
have an accident as a result. Ka-
wasaki recommends use of the
recommended standard tires for
When the ABS is functioning, you
may feel a pulsing in the brake lever
or pedal. This is normal. You need
not suspend applying brakes.
ABS does not function at speeds of
approx. 5 km/h (3.1 mph) or below.
ABS does not function if the battery
is discharged. When riding with an
insufficiently charged battery, ABS
may not function. Keep the battery in