I go out of my way to buy bikes with ABS for street use. That’s just one reason why I’ve been a fan of BMW motorcycles since I started riding; ABS. My RT has what is now three (?) generations old ABS/Linked type braking system. The front and rear brakes are linked through a computer module and hydraulic pump that determines how much braking power is needed front to rear and then applies the appropriate brake pressure it deams neccesary to haul the bikes speed down appropriately. It uses digital logic to understand how much brake pressure the rider “intended” to use based on how quickly and forcefully the lever or pedal is applied. Of course all of this is done in consideration of pending lock-up of the wheels (ABS).
Modern brakes are really phenomial, especially those with ABS and computer control. I applaud Honda for offering ABS on their premium sport bikes for what I consider a paltry sum against their advantages over standard braking. I hope other manufacturers will quickly offer ABS on their models as well.