I've had my blade from new in November 2009 and have covered over 36,000 miles, mostly touring overseas in the last few years (over 10,000 in 2016) and I love it. It's totally reliable and really comfortable with the e-seat and I can cover 600 miles in a day, so who needs (or wants) a sports tourer or GS-alike (especially if you have short legs like I have)? But nothing will last forever, so I'm just wondering whether to buy one of the last new 2016 models left, but I would like to have ABS as I have had the odd "lock the front" moment in the past (thankfully without issue), but I'm concerned that the current blade's ABS might be more trouble than benefit. Did they fix the ABS failures on final production models? I don't want to buy a bike that I lose trust in. Would appreciate any advice on this.