is 42 the new old? on that note, the scooter crowd wants nothing to do with chains, but the motorcycle crowd kinda likes abs. honda na should have had 3 models, one w/ manual box and abs. honda's decision will sure help sell more 2012 vstroms. ever wonder why bmw sells so many bikes??? ABS i know many people of all ages who don't shift cars now and for some never did, yet they ride motorcycles, gear boxes and all. i'll give ya it was not targeted me, but it could be a great choice for my wife...if it had abs. i'll also give ya the discounted point as dealers will go lower on the nc too. edit: i understand know your horse in this race. you sell hondas. fair enough.