I've had more people say they wouldn't own a bike without ABS. Heck all the bikes I've ridden, KLRs, 950s, etc have not had ABS. The BMW 1200 GS I own now is the first bike I've ridden with ABS. This GS is a heavy feel and they might be good to have on freeways, but the 990 seems fine without. When it comes to selling these beasts, people want ABS, but is there that much of a safety standpoint with having ABS? I've heard the KTM ABS is not up to par like BMWs. I heard all the KTM road bikes will have ABS now, even the 690, really?