All else being equal I’d take the ABS. I get a little bit embarrassed for motorcyclist when I hear them sprout shite like it “reduces their braking performance” - all very well on track but if this is a daily ride to and from work when your shattered, low on sleep, coming down with a cold etc it’s a no brainer for me
I can’t recall a time when ABS has necessarily saved me but I’m sure it one day will and I’ve definitely tested it inadvertently when riding a bike I’ve not been on in a while finding where the brakes grab…
That said, I’ve covered more miles on bikes without abs than bikes with, it’s only something I’ve acquired relatively recently so I don’t think you’d die if you didn’t have it.
If the dullville has honda linked brakes (which I think it does?) and ABS then be warned, it is a deeply unpleasant experience to bleed - at least it is on the vfr12. An experience that has left me feeling mechanically incompetent a few times.
Decent enough looking bikes the deuville, st1100 might well benefit from Honda’s free ULEZ compliance sticker and I think are potentially better value?