OK, thanks for that explanation.
So what do you think happened with EDS' story?
Well I don't know EDS and I wasn't there, but what he's describing doesn't make any sense. If you're braking hard enough on the street to engage the ABS (i.e. incredibly hard braking if he was straight up and down and the asphalt was dry) and then still have time to "Swerve between cars"...it just doesn't make any sense. And it's not like ABS suddenly stops braking - you're still braking, and doing so heavily, the system just interrupts to prevent the wheel locking completely. A tiny fraction of riders can out brake modern ABS - literally only top level professional racers (do some googling) and even they can only beat it by a small margin.
Look at comments by myself, Vansmack, or other racers - ABS is literally only engaging at the end of the heaviest braking zones on track
and sometimes not even then. I don't want to get rid of ABS because it's somehow dangerous or holding me back, I want to get rid of it because I hate the mushy, inconsistent lever feel and I don't want the surprise pulsing through the lever at the end of heavy braking zones when there's already a shitload of things going on during corner entry.
All that being said - I wouldn't even ride a bike on the street
WITHOUT an ABS system these days. It's an incredible safety feature that makes riding motorcycles a million times safer than they used to be. Both for new riders who have a habit of panic braking and locking the front as well as ALL OTHER riders who can't control surface conditions on the street. Oil, gravel, manhole covers, painted crosswalks - ABS can save your bacon in all these scenarios where you'd otherwise go down regardless of how good of a rider you are. Getting rid of a ABS on a street bike is just dumb, IMO. Track riding is another story, of course.
That's my 2 cents, and no offense intended towards EDS or anyone else.