Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Lexington NC
I Ride: 2009 Yamaha Raider, 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650, 2019 Kawasaki ZX 6R
Issue: I have had a lot of salespeople tell me that "you don't need ABS if you know how to ride" "it's a track bike at heart and they don't have ABS" "you don't want ABS it kicks in too soon" etc. I had one dealer try to talk me out of it so that he could sell me 2 or 3 bikes he had in stock. I should mention, I didn't buy from him.
The ZX6R It may be a street bike that sees the track, but it will not live on the track. It will live taking me back and forth to work, and on the weekends for fun, and for that, I'll take ABS for those fractions of a second when a car pulls in front of you and you grab a handful of two very large rotors. IMHO I prefer to have the tool if I need it and YHO may vary, and I'm perfectly ok with that.