yeh yeh yeh, another Rob thread banging on about ABS... but this brochure and the press surrounding it blatantly push the line that fear of lock up braking is one of the key reasons why you should have ABS. It blatantly says ABS makes you safer. It also does a political swifty, linking ABS, safety and X numbers of fatalities, to suggest far fewer would have occured if they'd had ABS. Finally, it continues to propagate the fallacious claim that if all bikes had ABS, there's be 37percent fewer fatalities. This is outright and utter bullshit. The paper it's based on wouldn't be acceptable in a first year uni stats course and would get serverely criticised if it were allowed to be peer reviewed. They even promote their own insurance institute confounded stats in the brochure. Riders are going to buy into this hook line and sinker. You can read the cynical press release here: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr111011.html And the woeful brochure: http://www.iihs.org/brochures/pdf/motorcycle_abs.pdf FFS, get ABS if it's going to suit your riding. Do not get it if it's going to make you a lazy braker. You still need to brake well to get the most out of the brakes... ABS doesn't change that or the training you need.