Honda was the first motorcycle to have ABS, anti-lock braking system, on their street bikes. The reason this is such a major advancement is that it prevents riders from locking up their tires and losing control. This new feature will also help with riders who are riding in wet conditions. When several test riders attempted to lock up their wheels they found they were unable to. This technology will definitely save lives. The main feature of the ABS is that it helps to distribute the actual braking power to the front and rear tires. Very often riders will apply too much to one or the other either resulting in the riders back tire coming off the ground or fishtailing. Either one of those can be extremely dangerous at high speeds.