Those 10-spoke aluminum wheels roll over from last year's Connie, but the Bridgestone BT-021U radials make steering much more linear, though it's still a bit slow. Kawasaki say's they'll last longer, too. ABS is optional once again, adding $700 to the sticker price. This time a lighter, more compact ABS system links front and rear brakes, and KTRC traction control is part of the deal. Kawasaki Advanced Coactive Braking Technology (K-ACT) is an electronically governed dual-mode system. Stop the bike and a switch on the left bar lets you choose between two modes. The sportier Low Combined setting is designed to deliver a sporting level of front brake when you step on the pedal. High Combined mode puts progressively more front brake under your right foot. The front brake lever's effect on the rear disc is the same in either mode. An icon in the LCD dash shows the current mode.