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Hi folks, just joined the CBR300R Club, from Illinois. Got the red one non ABS. Liking it so far. Any ideas on the ideal break in routine?
 

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Why did you decide to go with the non-ABS model. I kinda figured that almost everyone goes for the ABS version.
I'm also curious, but some people just don't care for the nanny's and just want more of raw riding experience. BUT I have noticed a lot of people accept the idea of checking off the box for ABS.
 

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The red is a nice bike. Red would have been my second choice if I didn't find a red, white and blue




Why did you decide to go with the non-ABS model. I kinda figured that almost everyone goes for the ABS version.


I purposely bought my CBR without ABS too. It can be a nice feature but unless you ride in the rain I don't see a need for it. I can't remember ever skidding the front wheel on a bike when equipped with a front disk brake, a hub brake yes but never with disks. If you are worried about locking up the back wheel in an adverse condition don't even use the rear brake and just rely on the front brake and the engine to slow you down. Plus it cost more, makes the bike weigh more, it is just another thing to go wrong and I have had ABS on a BMW and never used it unless on purpose in 36,000. However, I recognize it is a great safety feature and if you ride in the weather more than the sun then it is a good idea.
 

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Don't give a second thought to not having ABS. The stock brakes are mor than sufficient. Would ABS be a nice little extra? Of course.......but.....it's a 300. We purchased this bike for a reason. Pretty sure you'll be just fine. Don't let anyone tell you different.
 

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Got the non ABS, since the ABS ones seem to be short in supply. I would have got it if it were available, but I agree with the folks who have posted here that it is definitely one more thing to worry about, also need to learn to use the break on its own. A nice to have feature safety wise but not a deal breaker for me
 

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So just put above 200 miles on it. The weather has been getting harsher so can't really take it out everyday but I have been using every opportunity. So far pretty satisfied. What do others have to say?
 
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