There is one other benefit to ABS. I was told about a recent fatal accident. It was a situation somewhat like mine, where a car pulled in front of the motorcyclist and stopped. The accident investigator said the rider did an admirable job of braking with his skid mark indicating impending lockup (in other words, maximum braking) almost the entire way. But as he approached the car, apparently the rider realized he was not going to stop in the remaining distance and made what was probably a fatal, but perfectly natural, mistake. He tried to brake harder, locked up the front wheel and fell. As a result, instead of colliding with the car while still upright and hopefully flying over it, he now could not avoid impacting the car fully with his body. ABS would not have prevented the collision with the car, but it probably would have meant he was still on his wheels, which might have meant the difference between life and death.