We also expect to see some general trends develop. For example, a segment of the cruiser market is being driven to some extent by long-time riders who are trading in their sportbikes for the comfort and less speed-driven cruiser experience. However, these riders still want respectable handling and braking, which will favor manufacturers who emphasize those areas. Their perception that cruisers are safer may also play to whichever manufacturer is the first to deliver a real cruiser with anti-lock braking. At the moment, the manufacturers are wary of ABS because it opens a legal can of worms, where they might be sued because the system is not available on all their bikes (even though some bikes would not be financially viable with the added cost of this valuable safety equipment). However, ABS makes any bike much safer in a panic stop, especially if it's conducted on a sketchy surface. It also makes panic-braking practice much safer, since over-braking just causes the ABS to cut in instead of locking the wheel. Sooner or later, savvy buyers will demand it when they are paying the kind of price cruisers bring.