The necessity of abs depends on the type of rider. My wife (who dosnt ride) is the kind of person that freezes or locks up in situations. I am not. abs would help her (and has) but would not help me. in my Pickup, I can stop fairley quickly, but it seems that without the abs, I could stop sooner, modulating the brakes just below the point of skidding the wheels. also, on my older pickup, the abs went crazy, locking the brakes randomly.
2006 Bonnie Black
1980 Yamaha xs650 sold 4-30-2011