I'm kind of a "commando" guy like you in most things, but not in this. I can never outsmart a gadget or stop myself from grabbing a handful of brake in a panic situation, no matter how smart and on top-of-my-game I think I am. The reason the Can-Am 4-wheelers even exist today, rather than 20 or more years ago, is because its electronic stabilizers apply brake at the appropriate wheel in a corner which was entered too fast. The same with rollover potential of top-heavy whales like SUVs, has been greatly minimized by electronic stability control.If forced to buy a new bike with ABS it will be the first thing I disable as soon as it gets to my garage after the ride home from the dealer
Same on my GSA. I can turn it off. The ABS will also change how it reacts based on the different ride modes. Think the KTM has more options for this. Mine is either on or off and then whatever the default settings are for rain, road, dynamic, enduro, and enduro pro modes.I can switch the lot off on my KTM 1290 super adventure. I can also have a whole bunch of options on and off via the dash menu.