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I've checked out the site "VisorDown.com" for some time now. They seem to get info on new releases for several models I've followed. I was looking at this article today, and if you look at the 5th picture down, you'll see the front wheel has and ABS sensor, and there's an "ABS" decal on the fender. Maybe the 2016 US model will have this?

http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-yamaha-r3-review/26529.html
 

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Visordown is a British site. We won't end up getting a lot of the really cool bikes that the UK and EU get, like the new Honda CRF250 Rally, little brother/sister to the Honda Africa Twin. It took us 30 years before we got the Africa Twin!
 

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Visordown is a British site. We won't end up getting a lot of the really cool bikes that the UK and EU get, like the new Honda CRF250 Rally, little brother/sister to the Honda Africa Twin. It took us 30 years before we got the Africa Twin!
Correct. It is a UK site. Just thinking that an existing model already has ABS in a different market, so it would be easy to add that feature to the US model on the 2016 when it comes out.
 

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Correct. It is a UK site. Just thinking that an existing model already has ABS in a different market, so it would be easy to add that feature to the US model on the 2016 when it comes out.
True, it would be very easy to start selling the ABS models in the U.S.

But to stay price-competitive with the CBR300R and Ninja 300, Yamaha would probably take the route of offering both versions, ABS & Non-ABS, with ABS being an extra $300-$600 or so.
 

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True, it would be very easy to start selling the ABS models in the U.S.

But to stay price-competitive with the CBR300R and Ninja 300, Yamaha would probably take the route of offering both versions, ABS & Non-ABS, with ABS being an extra $300-$600 or so.
Yup. Exactly right.
 

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The reason the EU models have ABS is because its a legal requirement for all new motorcycles from 2015 or 16 onwards to come with abs but our bikes cost like $7.4k after conversion so yamaha lose nothing by adding it to our bikes
 
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