I recently had a bit of a rant about how great I think it is that Honda has kick started a revolution on sports bike braking with their new "Combined ABS". For those of you who don't know about the new 600 and 1000 cc sports bikes that honda has revised for 2009: they have some magic called combined ABS. See "Sports bikes brake out of the stone age" for a bunch of vids on how it works. Basically it's ABS with the front/rear brake coordination to improve braking further (it uses a touch of the back brake to steady the bike and reduce dive). They launched with a test track with sand on it and every report so far I've seen/read seems very positive. They say it's very non intrusive and just works. Results from MCN showed both experienced and not so experienced riders managed to brake in less distance. So, my feeling is the main issue people have is that they think they're hot shit braking experts, when the statistics show that bikers are pretty lousy brakers (with the death rate). What do people think about this system? I personally think all bikes should have the option or have it as included by default. A one time bike price increase that we just deal with and save lives from this point forward.