mate of mine who riders a cruiser recently had an accident. A car turned in front of him. He is ok now recovering and about to go back to work. He locked up the front brake. This has got me thinking about why. The cruiser in question only had one disk, lots of others are the same. Why one disk? The reason is that because of the increased rake of the steering head, the cruiser is unable to get the weight transfer, like a sports or touring bike can, onto the front tyre to increase the amount of traction available. This means poor braking performance. Even with ABS fitted, it would only stop the front from locking, but not decrease the braking distance. This is a design problem. And a bloody dangerous design problem. The long rake also increases the straight line stability, therefore reducing the ability to swerve quickly. Therefore I have come to the conclusion that the primary safety of the cruiser design is unsafe. So until the authorities ban the use of cruiser styled motorcycles...be aware that they can't stop very well. Or turn very well. Better still don't buy one. Take care out here.