Asking about ABS is probably not a good idea. You'll have to go out and ride an ABS equipped bike for yourself. Mine had ABS, I have it on my scooter too. That should say plenty. I've had that thing engage one a week at a minimum around town where the road surface is like glass. Needed it maybe once or twice on open roads where I'm sure I would have crashed waaay before riding up to the reason of the hard braking just from locking up the front. This is at 23.000 miles. Brake pads? I had about 40% of the pads left when I sold the bike, again, at 23k miles.