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I was riding last week and noticed that my traction control indicator was coming on during 'spirited' riding.

Like any good 'murican... I decided it was slowing me down so I turned ktrc off (was 1).

I sort of notice the front end wants to come up a tiny bit more like 5 inches versus 2 LOL. But the bike feels smoother. Could be all in my head. Does anyone really know how ktrc impacts performance ?

On the minus side every time you shutdown the bike it appears to default back to ktrc 1 :/
 

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I was riding last week and noticed that my traction control indicator was coming on during 'spirited' riding.

Like any good 'murican... I decided it was slowing me down so I turned ktrc off (was 1).

I sort of notice the front end wants to come up a tiny bit more like 5 inches versus 2 LOL. But the bike feels smoother. Could be all in my head. Does anyone really know how ktrc impacts performance ?

On the minus side every time you shutdown the bike it appears to default back to ktrc 1 :/
Yes, Default KTRC is mode 1. Unless you are under a condition that requires this function, Id recommend Turning it off every time you start up the bike. Ive made it a ritual. Only if it raining, will I put this on 1.
My bike also has ABS. To me this is enough safety. I actually want to spin the tire sometimes. And I dont want my wheelies affected either.
So I just have to say, Off is best. Just my opinion
 

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I am never going to turn my KTRC off. This is one of the main reasons i bought this bike a month ago and the reason I didnt buy the Z1000 naked version. And as i have never and never will pop a wheelie, my KTRC is staying on. :)
 

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The option to adjust the level of traction control, as well as the ability to turn it off, is an option we all can choose. This is one of the great things about this bike. We CAN turn it off if we want. ;-)
I go back and forth depending on conditions, and where and how I'm riding. I usually have the TC off, or on the lowest setting. Since it just snowed here, the roads are still have sand on them so I'm riding on the side of caution and have it on 3. I've felt it kick in numerous times when passing, or cornering due to loose sand and appreciate that it's there.
 
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