I started a tread 2 weeks ago concerning the blacked out version of the XC. I really do prefer that look but now that I'm aware that it does not have all of the niceties that the chromed version has, I'm thinking about adding some of them back onto the bike. I most certainly will add a radio and cruise control. What's you opinion on ABS brakes? I've never owned a bike with ABS brakes. Those who have had both, is it that much of a safety issue not to have them?