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    http://dailykanban.com/2014/12/machi...y-weight-wins/

    Scroll half way down the page for an interesting chart showing fleet average power/weight ratio of cars in the US from '75-'14

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    I'd really like to see a chart that shows the average weight of various components - ABS, SRS, side impact, etc. It'd be interesting to see how much cars themselves have gained in weight versus how much weights "systems" have added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesameguy View Post
    I'd really like to see a chart that shows the average weight of various components - ABS, SRS, side impact, etc. It'd be interesting to see how much cars themselves have gained in weight versus how much weights "systems" have added.

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    FWIW, early motorcycle ABS systems in (1990-1993, IIRC) BMW K100s and K75s were 11kg. They had a separate control module mounted either under the seat or the tail cowl, whereas later systems in 1994+ bikes integrated the control modules into the ABS modulators (I couldn't find a listed weight for these). Most people said that they were worth their weight in the wet, but they probably increased stopping distances in the dry and were also known for rather expensive failures.

    The ca. 2008 ABS system on my 2013 Ducati Monster 696 is just under 2kg, which is pretty typical these days. The systems in the 2013-on Honda CB500 range add the same weight.

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    Miniatur Wunderland experiments to add F1. Turn on CC and stop watching at the 10 minute mark.

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