I've been riding for about 10 years or so and have never owned a bike with ABS. Just wondering if ABS is really worth it or is it more for a beginner?
You have ridden for 10 yrs, so give it a try, you'll love the novelty.
Here is my take on it, (first bike with abs in 40+ bikes)-
Its fun to push to crazy limits,
An experienced rider will feel what its doing and be able to take advantage of it,
it's more sophisticated than the $500 price suggests,
Has a nice front caliper with a bigger pad area and better feel than the poverty pack version.
you recoup the price back in resale (and insurance with some companies) anyway.
The combined part works, but is as useless as tits on a bull if it makes riders too heavy on the rear brake.
cant fit a headlift stand. (but thats only for track riding mostly)
ABS is a double edged sword for new riders,
It may save them,
but they wont know why it saved them, (but not your issue)
And when they get on their Gixxer 1000 in 3 months time ('because the cbr cant go on the highway'
they will bin their shyt in spectacular fashion
Sadly for me its the the reason I have to sell my 'Lil black nugget,
(But I didnt know at the time that I'd end up not road riding on it eventually)