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Guide to the 2013 motorcycles and scooters with ABS

Guide to the 2013 motorcycles and scooters with ABS

Antilock brakes (ABS) have the potential to reduce motorcycle crash fatalities by 37 percent, according to research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To help riders find models equipped with this potentially life-saving feature, we present the 2013 motorcycles and scooters with ABS.

Thirty-seven percent 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 including Honda and Kawasaki have made ABS available on more entry-level and midsized models. 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 will be required to have ABS by 2016, which Consumer Reports sees as a good thing. Until then, check out the list below of 2013 models with ABS compiled by IIHS. If you’re looking to save by choosing last-year’s model, we have a list of the 2012 motorcycles, as well. (Watch this video demonstration of ABS.)

Make/Model Series name Class name ABS
Can-Am Spyder RS Sport touring Standard
Can-Am Spyder RT Sport touring Standard
Can-Am Spyder ST Sport touring Standard
Moto Guzzi Breva 1200S Unclad sport Optional
Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 Sport touring Standard
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 Dual purpose Optional
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Dual purpose Standard
Aprilia Mana 850 Unclad sport Optional
Aprilia RSV4 APRC Super sport Optional
Aprilia Scarabeo 500 Scooter Optional
BMW C600 Sport Scooter Standard
BMW C650GT Scooter Standard
BMW F700GS Dual purpose Standard
BMW F800GS Dual purpose Standard
BMW F800GT Sport touring Standard
BMW F800R Unclad sport Standard
BMW G650GS Dual purpose Standard
BMW HP4 Super sport Standard
BMW K1300S Sport Standard
BMW K1600GT Touring Standard
BMW K1600GTL Touring Standard
BMW R1200GS Dual purpose Standard
BMW R1200R Standard Standard
BMW R1200RT Sport touring Standard
BMW S1000RR Super sport Standard
Ducati 1199 Panigale Super sport Optional
Ducati Diavel Cruiser Standard
Ducati Monster 1100 Unclad sport Optional
Ducati Monster 796 Unclad sport Optional
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Dual purpose Optional
Harley Davidson Switchback 103 Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson Road King Police Touring Standard
Harley Davidson Road King Touring Optional
Harley Davidson Road King Anniversary Touring Standard
Harley Davidson Road King Classic Touring Standard
Harley Davidson Road King Police and Firefighter Touring Standard
Harley Davidson CVO Road King Touring Standard
Harley Davidson CVO Road King Anniversary Touring Standard
Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic Touring Optional
Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide Touring Optional
Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide Shrine Touring Standard
Harley Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide Touring Standard
Harley Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide Anniversary Touring Standard
Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited Touring Standard
Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited Anniversary Touring Standard
Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police Touring Standard
Harley Davidson Street Glide Touring Optional
Harley Davidson FLS Softail Slim 103 Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson Softail Fat Boy Lo 103 Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson Softail Fat Boy Lo 103 Anniversary Cruiser Standard
Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic 103 Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic 103 Anniversary Cruiser Standard
Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Shrine 103 Cruiser Standard
Harley Davidson Fat Boy 103 Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe 103 Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra Touring Standard
Harley Davidson Road Glide Custom Touring Optional
Harley Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom Touring Standard
Harley Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom Anniversary Touring Standard
Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide Custom Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide Custom Anniversary Cruiser Standard
Harley Davidson Dyna Fat Bob 103 Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide 103 Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson Blackline 103 Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson CVO Breakout Cruiser Standard
Harley Davidson Night Rod Special Cruiser Optional
Harley Davidson V-Rod Muscle Cruiser Optional
Honda CB1100 Standard Optional
Honda CB500F Standard Optional
Honda CBR1000RR Super sport Optional
Honda CBR250R Sport Optional
Honda CBR500R Sport Optional
Honda CBR600RR Super sport Optional
Honda Fury Chopper Optional
Honda Gold Wing Touring Optional
Honda Interstate Cruiser Optional
Honda NC700X Dual purpose Optional
Honda NT700V Sport touring Optional
Honda Sabre Cruiser Optional
Honda Shadow Aero 750 Cruiser Optional
Honda Shadow Spirit 750 Cruiser Optional
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Standard
Honda ST1300 Sport touring Standard
Honda Stateline Cruiser Optional
Honda VFR1200 Sport Standard
Kawasaki Concours 14 Sport touring Standard
Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Sport Optional
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Sport Optional
Kawasaki Ninja 650R Sport Optional
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Super sport Optional
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R Sport Optional
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Super sport Optional
Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager Touring Optional
Suzuki Burgman 400 Scooter Standard
Suzuki Burgman 650 Scooter Standard
Suzuki GSX1250F Standard Standard
Suzuki V-Strom 650 Dual purpose Standard
Triumph Rocket III Cruiser Optional
Triumph Rocket III Touring Cruiser Optional
Triumph Speed Triple Unclad sport Optional
Triumph Sprint ST Sport touring Optional
Triumph Thunderbird Cruiser Optional
Triumph Thunderbird Storm Cruiser Optional
Triumph Tiger Dual purpose Optional
Triumph Tiger 800 Dual purpose Optional
Yamaha FJR1300 Sport touring Standard
Yamaha Super Tenere Dual purpose Standard
Victory Cross Country Touring Optional
Victory Vision Touring Optional
Kymco Xciting 500 Scooter Optional

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

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