I just bought an '05 Wing that does not have ABS. The general consensus (from recent reading) seems to be that ABS is a necessary safety feature on the Wing. I am a big fan of ABS and have had it on many of my previous bikes - but to date it has provided more "peace of mind" than actual protection. Nonetheless, I find that I am paranoid about not having the extra safety net. A half ton of steel on wet/slippery roads can push out real quick in a panic situation. I'm just wondering if I am being overly paranoid or if someone has really had an "incident" that seems to be the result of their brakes locking up. FWIW, I've been riding for about 20 years - so I'm not new to 2 wheeled transport.