Right. You don't need to turn it off 99% of the time on dirt. The only time you can do better with it OFF is on a 1st gear slippery, muddy downhill. On any dirt/gravel road you will stop better/faster/harder with ABS left ON, especially on the S10 cause it just works so well. I love being able to beat my non ABS pal's bikes to the corners, cause I can brake later and not worry about locking up the rear wheel in the corner, loosing control. Leave it ON and enjoy the advantage!