Consumer Reports – Guide to the 2012 Motorcycles and Scooters with ABS

Apr 05, 2012 View Comments by

Consumer Reports – It is clear that the most-valuable feature on a motorcycle or scooter is antilock brakes. Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has shown that motorcycles equipped with antilock brakes are 37 percent less likely to be involved in a fatal crash than models without ABS. But how do you know which bikes offer this potentially life-saving feature? Check out our list below.

Compiled by IIHS, this guide to the 2012 motorcycles and scooters with ABS shows more than 80 such bikes are available today, giving riders a wide range of choices from the budget-friendly Honda CBR250R to the Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom touring bike.

This feature is increasingly common as standard equipment on large bikes, but it is harder to find on motorcycles targeting new riders–those who would especially benefit from ABS. Watch this video demonstration of ABS.

As beginners often shop for a used bike, check out this list from 2010 for more than 50 motorcycles and scooters available with ABS.

2012 Make/Model

Type

ABS

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

Dual Purpose

Optional

Aprilia Mana 850

Unclad Sport

Optional

Aprilia Scarabeo 500

Scooter

Optional

BMW F650GS

Dual Purpose

Standard

BMW F800GS

Dual Purpose

Standard

BMW F800R

Unclad Sport

Standard

BMW F800S

Sport

Standard

BMW F800ST

Sport Touring

Standard

BMW G650GS

Dual Purpose

Standard

BMW K1300GT

Sport Touring

Standard

BMW K1300R

Unclad Sport

Standard

BMW K1300S

Sport

Standard

BMW K1600GT

Touring

Standard

BMW K1600GTL

Touring

Standard

BMW R1200GS

Dual Purpose

Standard

BMW R1200R

Standard

Standard

BMW R1200RT

Sport Touring

Standard

BMW R900RT

Dual Purpose

Standard

BMW S1000RR

Super Sport

Standard

Can-Am Spyder RS

Sport Touring

Standard

Can-Am Spyder RT

Sport Touring

Standard

Ducati 1199 Panigale

Super Sport

Optional

Ducati Diavel

Cruiser

Standard

Ducati Monster 1100

Unclad Sport

Optional

Ducati Monster 696

Unclad Sport

Optional

Ducati Monster 796

Unclad Sport

Optional

Ducati Multistrada 1200

Dual Purpose

Optional

Harley Davidson Blackline

Cruiser

Optional

Harley Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom

Touring

Standard

Harley Davidson CVO Street Glide

Touring

Standard

Harley Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Touring

Standard

Harley Davidson Dyna Glide

Cruiser

Optional

Harley Davidson Electra Glide

Touring

Optional

Harley Davidson Electra Glide Limited

Touring

Standard

Harley Davidson Fat Bob

Cruiser

Optional

Harley Davidson Fat Boy

Cruiser

Optional

Harley Davidson Heritage Softail

Cruiser

Optional

Harley Davidson Road Glide

Touring

Optional

Harley Davidson Road King

Touring

Optional

Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe

Cruiser

Optional

Harley Davidson Softail Slim

Cruiser

Optional

Harley Davidson Street Glide

Touring

Optional

Harley Davidson Switchback

Cruiser

Optional

Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Touring

Optional

Harley Davidson V-Rod

Cruiser

Optional

Harley Davidson V-Rod Muscle

Cruiser

Optional

Honda CBR1000RR

Super Sport

Optional

Honda CBR250R

Sport

Optional

Honda CBR600RR

Super Sport

Optional

Honda Fury

Chopper

Optional

Honda Gold Wing

Touring

Optional

Honda Interstate

Cruiser

Optional

Honda NC700X

Dual Purpose

Optional

Honda NT700V

Sport Touring

Standard

Honda Sabre

Cruiser

Optional

Honda Silver Wing

Scooter

Standard

Honda ST1300

Sport Touring

Optional

Honda Stateline

Cruiser

Optional

Honda VFR1200

Sport

Standard

Kawasaki Concours 14

Sport Touring

Standard

Kawasaki Ninja 1000

Sport

Optional

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Super Sport

Optional

Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

Touring

Optional

Kymco Xciting 500

Scooter

Optional

Moto Guzzi Breva 1200S

Unclad Sport

Standard

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200

Sport Touring

Standard

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200

Dual Purpose

Standard

Suzuki Burgman 400

Scooter

Standard

Suzuki Burgman 650

Scooter

Standard

Suzuki V-Strom 650

Dual Purpose

Optional

Triumph Rocket III

Cruiser

Standard

Triumph Rocket III Touring

Cruiser

Standard

Triumph Speed Triple

Unclad Sport

Optional

Triumph Sprint GT

Sport Touring

Standard

Triumph Thunderbird

Cruiser

Optional

Triumph Thunderbird Storm

Cruiser

Optional

Triumph Tiger 1050

Dual Purpose

Optional

Triumph Tiger 800

Dual Purpose

Optional

Victory Cross Roads Classic

Touring

Standard

Victory Hard Ball

Touring

Standard

Victory Vision

Touring

Standard

Yamaha FJR1300

Sport Touring

Standard

Yamaha Super Tenere

Dual Purpose

Standard

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