For me it depended on the temp and road condition. 1 for country road riding in glorious sunshine. 2 for faffing around towns and whenever I want a lively pullaway without doing a wheelie in dry conditions and 3 for the rest of the year.
Mine was set to mode 2 when I rode it away from the dealership and I haven't seen a need to change it. I would probably change it to Mode 3 if I got caught in the rain. My first track day on this bike will be in late March and I may end up using Mode 1 then.
I think they over complicate things some times, a switch with on and off would do me, either it's wet or it wheel stand time
I often turn mine on just so the TC light isn't on and I wish they programmed it the other way.
I had mine on one all the time, was out on wet/damp roads in between xmas and new year here in Scotland and thought I might need three but as my button got stuck I ended up leaving it on one and used my common sense instead.
Didnt get a flicker from the light at any point and got home in one piece even after some low level flying ;-)
Interesting thought. And will it also diminish their skills you could ask?
Personally I have more of a problem with the ABS than the traction control. TC comes in very smooth and you hardly notice it ( other than a lack of power) but you get funky in the brakes or find a bit of slippy road and the bike just doesn't behave like I'm used too. I never realised how much I would ride with my wheel doing different speeds until now
Weve all seen videos with the tc light flashing like crazy, and weve all read on forums how riders have had the tc light flickering nearly permanent on bends and also in a straight.
This tells me that some riders are growing to completely rely on these SAFETY aids but some see them as rider aids.
Do we think that one day these AIDS will let us down bigtime?
Bit like wearing a helmet,you feel a whole lot safer but are you?
How do you see TC and ABS , safety or rider aids? Get my drift.......
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