ABS is a wonderful item, however you don't need it. Some motorcycles actually brake slower with ABS installed than without, it does prevent wheel lockup but then again the rider should be able to do that as well. I say save the dough and go from there. If Victory is like most companies the ABS will show up on the touring bikes first, then trickle down. Since the 8 ball is the stripped bad boy it will likely get ABS last.