You are not as smart as ABS
It's always interesting for me to read comments from people who are totally clueless about two-wheel braking on the ABS.
You heard them say: "I don't need it." "I want to be in control of my bike." "I want a pure sport bike." "I am very good at braking why do I need assistance."
All silly comments by riders with no real ABS experience. ABS is totally transparent and only kicks in during an emergency. And in emergency braking, where every fraction of second matters, ABS can prevent you from going down, from losing your front and from saving your life.
It isn't really possible to out brake today's ABS equipped bikes in the dry or the wet, but it is specially impossible to out brake the ABS in an emergency. That's where ABS really shines. When you are in an emergency situation you have no time to ponder how much pressure you are applying to the front tire. All you should do at that time is to pull on the brakes as hard and bring the bike to a stop in the shortest distant possible. Without ABS you can't do that. And without ABS you'll lose the front.
I was talking to a guy who had a cruiser and he was bragging about how he is competent enough rider to know how to low side his bike in case of emergency. That was his tactic to prevent dying, by low siding his bike. This is the mentality of some of the people who are ignorant about the real magic of ABS on motorcycles.
ABS is totally transparent, meaning it will not affect your everyday riding, until that emergency moment, where a fraction of second of extra front brake pressure is needed. ABS saves lives, prevents crashes and does not detract from the fun of riding.