I got my SE a week after it was released (2 months ago) non ABS, i didn't wanna wait months and if you're living in Queensland and even NSW you're not gonna need them anyway. That slipper clutch and the brakes are brilliantly safe, no locking of the rear wheel whatsoever. If you happen to ride on icy roads as Victoria sometimes gets, well the ABS's are something worth considering. By the way i got the first SE delivered in OZ. Enjoy your ninjas everyone!!