Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
ABS is important to me--I sold an excellent '04 for an '07 ABS with about equal mileage but it cost me money.
No problem with that 21k.
The '12 is said to have many minor improvements---don't know if those are worth $1k, but I would and did spend that much to get ABS. I see the big advantage of ABS as a system that can match the braking to the pavement conditions foot-by-foot, something that the best rider can't do.
So, final suggestion---get ABS in the color of your choice. If it is orange or black, get the '12.
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