Does Traction control restrain the power of the bike?
I've recently purchased a 2016 GSXS1000 F . used with less than 20,000 KM.
I am a Suzuki fan and always had been. I never owned other bikes.
I rode 2010 Vstrom 650 for 3.5 years , After that, about 1.5 year on 2017 SV 650 and last week I got me the GSXS1000F.
I must say I was a bit intimidated about this bike. After reading tons of review, Most of the complaints came to the throttle snatchy response .
I must say I don't feel any of what was reported as a complaint by other rider. Further more, I don't feel this bike is violent or super fast and torquey as described.
Having said that, I must state the I never switched the traction control to any other level and kept it always on mode 3 ( which is the most intrusive) .
Plus, I never went above 5000 rpm at any gear.
I feel the bike is great and smooth at any gear.
My point being... Is the traction control settings dull the throttle response or the engine some how?
I want to be sure before I switch it to mode 2 or 1 . Keep in mind that this is my first 4 cylinder bike and that it is a 1000 cc bike.
Thanks in advance