I was a little reluctant to post this as I worried that these questions would be a bit too simple. But what the hell. I just wanted to check some basic things that I don't see anyone talk about and isn't something that is apparent with google. Handlebars From what I understand, the wider and flatter the handlebars the easier it is to countersteer. If this is the case then why do all sportbikes have smaller handlebars? Is that to make it easier to tuck in at high speed? Is the angulation towards you compensate for this? I have been told that on the higher spec sportbikes you don't countersteer as much and rely more on body position. And what is the advantage of having the handlebars low? Seat height The higher the seat the higher the CoG and more maneurverable? The trade-off is holding the bike up at the lights and low speed? Traction control. Does this help (not stop) prevent high siding? ABS Is there a downside to it? I know you don’t “need it”, and I don’t know of a time where you have it kick in most situations, but I can’t see a downside in an e-brake situation Thanks, SM.