about the abs
I think the MTS brakes are pretty amazing and almost never engage the ABS. I say "almost" because I hit a deer and although did some damage to the bike I didn't fall and I credit the ABS with allowing me to slow down and stay in control as I punted the deer. I know the "experts" don't think ABS is necessary, but for me, it exists for that reason - some totally unexpected problem on possibly questionable terrain or traction. I don't have ABS on my track bike or my dirt bike, but I think its a solid idea on a street bike. I think the deer strike is the only time I have really noticed it, and it more than paid for itself.