Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: near Augusta GA
If the next bike I look at does not have ABS, I will skip buying that bike. My experience is that if you have even one single option on a motorcycle, the ABS option is one of the best choices you can make. You can grab all the brake you need to stop in an emergency situation, and pretty well keep the bike upright. If you try the same maneuver on wet pavment, you will appreciate ABS brakes all the more. As I said before, the ABS will not help you much on sand or gravel, nor will it protect you from stupid riding, but it is a great option to pay the extra money for.