I activate my abs a couple times on my f800 every time I ride. It doesn't bother me but I have the distinct impression that it activates way before loss of traction. I have spent a lot of time practicing panic braking on my honda rebel, and I take it to the point where the tires actually start to slide. I always get the sense that the ABS on the 800 kicks in WAY before it needs to. But it is just a feeling and I could be wrong.