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Guide to the 2014 motorcycles and scooters with ABS

Where to find this proven lifesaving feature

Published: July 17, 2014 09:00 AM

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The rate of fatal crashes is 31 percent lower in a motorcycle with antilock brakes than in the same models without ABS, according to research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Riders stop more quickly and stopping distances improve on wet and dry surfaces. With ABS, riders can stop without the fear of the wheels locking up, which might result in a skid. To help riders find models equipped with this potentially lifesaving feature, we present the 2014 motorcycles and scooters with ABS.

Thirty-one percent is a big figure. Looked at another way, that means more than one in three cycle crash deaths could possibly be avoided if all motorcycles had this important and proven safety feature, long standard on cars. (See our 10 safety tips for new and returning riders.)  

ABS is becoming increasingly common on larger motorcycles, but it has been harder to find on smaller bikes typically purchased by less experienced riders—the same riders who are likely to benefit most from ABS. Thankfully, that is starting to change as manufacturers have made ABS available on more entry-level and midsized models. All of BMW's models have standard ABS and as use of the technology becomes more widespread, cost is coming down.

Visit our motorcycle buying guide for advice on choosing the right bike and motorcycle safety.

All motorcycles in Europe will be required to have ABS by 2016, and we expect that will make ABS much more common in the United States. Until then, check out the list below of 2014 (and some 2015) models with ABS. If you're looking to save by choosing last-year's model, we have a list of the 2013 motorcycles, as well. (Watch this video demonstration of ABS.)

Model Series Name ABS
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Optional
Aprilia Mana 850 GT Standard
Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC  Standard
Aprilia RSV4 R APRC Standard
Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC Standard
BMW C 600 Sport Standard
BMW C 650 GT Standard
BMW F 800 GT Standard
BMW F700 GS Standard
BMW F800 GS Standard
BMW F800 GS Adventure Standard
BMW G650 Standard
BMW G650 GS Sertao Standard
BMW HP4 Standard
BMW K 1300 S Standard
BMW K 1600 GT Standard
BMW K 1600 GTL Standard
BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive Standard
BMW R 1200 GS Standard
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Standard
BMW R 1200 R Standard
BMW R 1200 RT Standard
BMW R 1600 RT Standard
BMW R Nine T Standard
BMW S 1000 R Standard
BMW S 1000 RR Standard
Can-Am RS Standard
Can-Am RT Standard
Can-Am ST Standard
Ducati 1199 Superleggera Standard
Ducati Diavel Standard
Ducati Hypermotard Standard
Ducati Hyperstrada Standard
Ducati Monster 1200 Standard
Ducati Monster 696 Optional
Ducati Monster 796 Optional
Ducati Monster 821 Standard
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Standard
Ducati Superbike 1199 Panigale Standard
Ducati Superbike 899 Panigale Standard
Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout Standard
Harley-Davidson CVO Limited Standard
Harley-Davidson CVO Road King Standard
Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe Standard
Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob Optional
Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider Optional
Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob Optional
Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback Standard
Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide Standard
Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Standard
Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special Standard
Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout Standard
Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe Standard
Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Standard
Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Lo Standard
Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Optional
Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom Optional
Harley-Davidson Sportster Fourty-Eight Optional
Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 Optional
Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-two Optional
Harley-Davidson Sportster Superlow Optional
Harley-Davidson Superlow 1200T Optional
Harley-Davidson Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic Standard
Harley-Davidson Touring Road King Optional
Harley-Davidson Touring Street Glide Optional
Harley-Davidson Touring Street Glide Special Standard
Harley-Davidson Touring Ultra Limited  Standard
Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle Standard
Honda CB500F Optional
Honda CB500X Optional
Honda CBR1000RR Optional
Honda CBR250R Optional
Honda CBR300R Optional
Honda CBR500R Optional
Honda CBR600RR Optional
Honda CBR650F Optional
Honda CTX1300 Standard
Honda CTX700 Optional
Honda Fury Optional
Honda Gold Wing Optional
Honda Interceptor Optional
Honda Interstate Optional
Honda NC700X Optional
Honda NM4 Standard
Honda Sabre Optional
Honda Shadow Optional
Honda Shadow Aero Optional
Honda Shadow Spirit 750 Optional
Honda Stateline Optional
Honda Valkyrie Optional
Kawasaki Concours 14 Standard
Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Optional
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Optional
Kawasaki Ninja 650 Optional
Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R Optional
Kawasaki Ninja ZX 14R Optional
Kawasaki Ninja ZX 6R Optional
Kawasaki Versys Optional
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad Optional
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Optional
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager Optional
Kawasaki Z1000 ABS Standard
Kymco Xciting 500 Ri Standard
Moto Guzzi California 1400 Standard
Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V Standard
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX  Standard
Star VMAX Standard
Suzuki Hayabusa Standard
Suzuki V-Strom 1000   Standard
Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Adventure Standard
Suzuki V-Strom 650   Standard
Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure Standard
Triumph Daytona 675 Optional
Triumph Rocket III Roadster Standard
Triumph Street Triple   Optional
Triumph Street Triple R Optional
Triumph Thunderbird Standard
Triumph Thunderbird Commander Standard
Triumph Thunderbird LT Standard
Triumph Thunderbird Storm Standard
Triumph Tiger 800 Optional
Triumph Trophy SE Standard
Victory Cross Country Optional
Victory Cross Country Tour Standard
Victory Cross Roads Classic Optional
Victory Ness Cross Country Optional
Victory Vision Tour Standard
Yamaha FJR1300A Standard
Yamaha FJR1300ES Standard
Yamaha Super Tenere Standard
Yamaha Super Tenere ES Standard

Learn more in our motorcycle hub, buying guide, and in our reliability and owner satisfaction report.

Liza Barth

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