Personally, despite one disconcerting experience with ABS nearly a decade ago, I've since toured on ABS-equipped Harleys in the rain, ridden trails on anti-lock brake-equipped BMWs, and even tracked Honda sportbikes with linked stoppers designed to prevent lock-up. Every one of those experiences have been positive, and ABS has even saved my bacon on more than one occasion. Anti-lock systems are now standard on some Harleys and optional across a variety of manufacturers on everything from dual purpose bikes to scooters-- and in many cases, they can be disabled if the rider chooses.
That said, do NHTSA's attempts to help us keep the shiny side up annoy or encourage you?
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