Ya know, it's a funny thing. I've been driving my '00 GMC Z71 since new and it has four-wheel ABS. I can get it to engage by going over railroad tracks while braking and such, but even though I live in the snow belt, I've never had it engage on the rare panic stop. I use the skills I've built over my thirty years of driving like decent following distance, modulation, brake before turning to keep me out of trouble.
Same with the moto. When I was a newbe, I'd lock the rear, but now that I've trained my brain to react with the right hand, I can get the front to bite hard and stop at will.
Sure, there's always the un-expected like leaves, water, manhole covers, painted lines and whatnot to fowl up my record, but this is part of riding, right?
I plan to die young, as late as possible.