thanks for the tl;dr post. You are, in fact, completely ignorant. You are exactly the type of rider Im talking about. I asked you to provide me 1 example of a racer using ABS... you try to throw statistics. Youre like the Loud Pipes Save Lifes set. Just imagine what you could save learning to ride.You're arguing apples to oranges here. The objective facts are that ABS models are statistically safer than non ABS models. 37% lower fatal crash rate between non ABS and ABS bikes of the same model. There's a myriad of reasons why track guys don't use certain things found on street vehicles. Just cause Marc Marquez rides a bike with no headlights, your street bike shouldn't have headlights?? They're riding around a silky smooth circuit with no traffic, no gravel, no road hazards. They crash? They go into a gravel pit...MAYBE a tire wall. Totally different than tucking your front tire on the street and ending up underneath an oncoming car. The reality of it is that although these guys might not have mirrors, headlights, ABS, etc on their race bikes, they have them on their personal bikes. Rossi's custom XJR1300 is equipped with ABS. ABS changes the way a bike corners on the track and would also remove a lot of the competitive nature of racing if everyone braked exactly the same way.
Not everyone has an extra 1000-1500 dollars to spend on an ABS bike. Just because McDonald's sells the most burgers, doesn't mean they have the best burgers. It's pretty much a given that the average consumer would buy something for $10.97 over something that's $10.99, even if the latter had more product.
If you just want to commute around town, there's no reason not to get an ABS bike. If you want to be billy badass and spend 300 bucks times 10 riding courses, go for it.
I now know to ignore any future posts