motoinmoab, my bike is a 2018 and I just completed the Continental Divide ride with GPSKevin and on some of the passes in Colorado I wanted my back wheel to lock up and the only way to do that was to switch off the ABS. Like many others have stated, ABS on usually works just fine in most situations. When you want to control the lock up of the rear wheel though, I switch it off. I am one of GPSKevins ride Yodas, we are an ADV tour company and ride A LOT, I ride my 310 on all of our ADV rides and a few dual sport trips also. You said that you plan on riding your 310 off road a lot and IMO the lack of ABS switch won't be deal breaker. My bike is ridden from Baja to British Colombia and to be honest, the only time I turn off the ABS is when I want to rear steer the bike.