I would think the anti-lock brakes would help.ducatirdr said:Notice how the panniers help keep the CG toward the tires making it easier to lift.
I once had a H-D Roadking. Riding one summer day down an old New England back road I was met by an extremely steep pitch down about 15 yards to the T style intersection. I grabbed the front brake just as my front wheel rode up onto of a flattened yogurt cup left in the street. Once on the plastic cup the front wheel lost traction with the street and locked on top of the cup. This caused the wheel to stop spinning and skid along on top of the cup for about 10 yards as I was putting my feet down. It happened so fast that I didn't know what was going on and the front end washed out at about 5mph. I ended up on the crash bars which held the painted surfaces off the road and also let you easily lift the bike onto its wheels as it wasn't completely flat on its side.
I hope I never have to test that theory on the RT
Found this video after watching yours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltV5f43S6SM&NR=17seas10 said:
Hey Ponch,Ponch said:Found this video after watching yours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltV5f43S6SM&NR=1
Which led me to this one: