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I've found some pretty decent prices lately on 2011- 2012 Vaquero's to the point where I almost pulled the trigger on a 2011 until I realized it does not have ABS. Honestly I've never rode a bike with ABS, those of you that have it would you buy a non-ABS bike? I'm itching to upgrade from my 900.
 

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I don't know why you wouldn't, it's not a deal breaker in my opinion. I have 2012 Voyager without ABS and I would have bought it with or without.
 

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I've found some pretty decent prices lately on 2011- 2012 Vaquero's to the point where I almost pulled the trigger on a 2011 until I realized it does not have ABS. Honestly I've never rode a bike with ABS, those of you that have it would you buy a non-ABS bike? I'm itching to upgrade from my 900.
The only thing that would make me buy a different bike from the one I have now is one with ABS. ABS on a motorcycle makes "Absolute Sense" to me. In today's world I would not invest in a motorcycle without it. IMHO.......

Google a few ABS vs Non ABS you tubes. Then decide.
 

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Now that I have a bike with ABS, I wouldn't go back. I find I have a lot more confidence around traffic and in turns knowing that I can panic stop, if the need arises, without worrying about my back tire moving to the front.
 

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When I started looking into buying a Voyager last fall, I was really debating ABS vs. non ABS. After talking to other Voyager owners both for and against ABS, I decided ABS was the only way to go. It just makes sense to me. To me it is just like insurance; you pay for it, but hope you don't have to use it, but it is there if you do need it. Cars have had ABS for at least 30-40 years. Its about time motorcycles caught up.
 

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My first bike with ABS was a 2008 HD Ultra Classic. I was so impressed with it that when I purchased my 2015 Voyager I had to have ABS. I also like the way they are linked together but don't function below 3 mph.
 

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I probably would have bought my Voyager without it, but I am glad I have it. If you really like the bike and you can get a deal you like on it, go for it. I still ride my 800 Classic locally without.
 

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I almost pulled the trigger on a 2011 Vaquero with under 20,000 miles and quite a few extras for $7,000. But I think if I take my time I'll find something with ABS for not much more than that. Like I said earlier, I've never had ABS on a bike, but my thinking tells me I should wait for it.
 

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I don't know why you wouldn't, it's not a deal breaker in my opinion. I have 2012 Voyager without ABS and I would have bought it with or without.
Agree w Dlars,My Nad doesn't have it,My sierra doesn't,[well does pulled the fuse cant stand it],sure it will be standard soon,but wouldn't be a dealbreaker for me,Love my bike,abs or no abs:smile2:
 

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Never had it, don't know what I'm missing out on. Just bought an '11 Vaquero without giving the lack of ABS a second thought.
It's one of those "You never need it till you got it " kind of things. I've already had a couple of incidents this year that left me wishing I had it. Getting to old to play with that rear end sliding back and forth when locked tight.
 

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Looks like I'll be making a deal on a 2013 Victory Cross Country Tour with ABS next week. Only reason why I haven't done it this week is because my 92 year old father was hospitalized the day after I looked at the Victory, between work and dealing with him/taking care of my mother I haven't had time to get back to the dealer which is about an hour away from me. Dad is home now doing good, called the dealer and told them I would be in Tuesday. Haven't put money down on it so I know they can still sell it, if they do I'll just keep on looking. I like the feel of the Cross Country Tour, doesn't feel nearly as top heavy as the Voyager. Been doing a lot of research and though they are not without faults (what bike is) it seems that they are pretty reliable bikes. I know Victory has ceased production and that the value down the road is anybody's guess, but its not the first gamble I've taken in life.
 

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Looks like I'll be making a deal on a 2013 Victory Cross Country Tour with ABS next week. Only reason why I haven't done it this week is because my 92 year old father was hospitalized the day after I looked at the Victory, between work and dealing with him/taking care of my mother I haven't had time to get back to the dealer which is about an hour away from me. Dad is home now doing good, called the dealer and told them I would be in Tuesday. Haven't put money down on it so I know they can still sell it, if they do I'll just keep on looking. I like the feel of the Cross Country Tour, doesn't feel nearly as top heavy as the Voyager. Been doing a lot of research and though they are not without faults (what bike is) it seems that they are pretty reliable bikes. I know Victory has ceased production and that the value down the road is anybody's guess, but its not the first gamble I've taken in life.
Congrats on the new Victory, get out and ride.
 
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