Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South of Evart, Michigan
To me, mind boggling that people will buy new touring bikes/scooters without ABS brakes, but will spend tons of money on accessories. Buying secondhand, may be understandable not to make non ABS a deal killer, but still would be for me. I can attest that loss of skin hurts, takes a long time to heal, etc, etc.
No doubt, ABS on my R1150RT saved my bacon once, but wouldn't have helped a bit when I struck a deer with my non ABS Gold Wing in 1997. ABS brakes are very cheap when you consider the possible consequences of not having them if the event arrives. Not to mention the fact that you should recover the cost of ABS when selling.
2007 Burgman Executive (Lady Burgman) SOLD
2014 Burgman UH200 (Baby Burgman) 1000 miles
2010 Honda Gold Wing/ABS
1977 BMW R100/7 (bought new)
Previous scooters: 52 Cushman, 58 Allstate Crusaire, Honda Elite 80
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