Originally Posted by farqhuar
It wasn't just the ABS that was off. Having seen the rest of that video, a number of years back, it's my understanding that the rider also had the GS in neutral with no engine braking, and was not touching the front brake at all.
I had this impression when I saw the video with the bike barreling down that hill. It seemed like he needed to learn a few things about riding off pavement before doing it with a 1200GS.