Least expensive bike with traction control?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Keithert, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. dwoodward

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    Mostly, see 'em, go around 'em.

    Diesel on a wet road. The oily crap they intentionally spray on roads around here (calcium chloride?) to combat icing, when it doesn't freeze.
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  2. PT Rider

    PT Rider Been here awhile

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    Nah. TEN-a-ray or ten-AR-ee (like canary), but not 10ear.

    The TC on my DL1000A works smoothly. On a straight potholed gravel uphill the wheel doesn't spin when it drops off the lip of the hole into the gap, nor on the steepest part with a lot of throttle.
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  3. Road Hound

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    I like reading these post about electronic rider aids. It reinforces my opinion that those of us who have been riding for 30 or more years must be super men to have survived without the nanny on board.
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    So you didn't really read the posts about electronic aids but just invented some nice stories to please your mind?
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  6. dwoodward

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    I've only been riding for 25 years, but I'm accepting of the belief that I don't bounce as well as I used to, and I'm willing to accept a little nanny-ism here and there to avoid finding out for sure.
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  7. n8mandy

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    I'm also curious. I think it's probably the Guzzi V7 II, but I'd also like to know what reasonably priced used bikes have it.
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  8. Uncle Pollo

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    Not realy.

    Ground is so stable that your bike won't fall.
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  9. Keithert

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    I ended up not getting a bike with TC. I got a 2011 V-Strom 650. It has ABS but no TC.
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  10. motif

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    what a nonsense...abs, tc, third wheel what else you guys want to add to motorbike to eliminate fun of riding??? how about some training, developing skills, good tyres and wind in hair? :huh

    traction control...fuc$ing pussies....:evil
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  11. PT Rider

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    The traction control on my '14 V-Strom 1000 is seamless. It smoothly reduces the fuel when the rear wheel turns faster than the front wheel. I don't even feel the reduction. For example, riding uphill on a gravel, badly potholed road, there is no rear tire spin when it crests the lip of the pothole and drops inside. I've seen the light flicker (meaning the TC is cutting in) on a couple of wet paint stripes, but didn't feel anything from either the fuel cut nor any tire slippage.

    The Yamaha isn't Ten-ear. It is Ten-a-ray or ten-Arary (like canary).
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    +1 that's is excellent comment. More then enough.
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  13. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    The real question is which one?



    By the way, the KLR was my first thought too. :lol3
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  14. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    No, I'm not.
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  15. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Where's the entertainment in that? :huh
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  16. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Live in Ohio...

    Donuts!

    broadslide for a block!

    the fun stuff!


    Side note to avoid another post...

    If you are riding off road or on dirt/gravel, the risk is more that the tire will slide off sideways, sometimes with or without braking or power. Now explain how any sort of System (you fill in the initials to complete your favorite acronym) will help when it isn't able to activate to stop a sideways slide. 99% of the times I've slipped and fallen when riding off road have been when the tire slides sideways on whatever, front or rear, for any variety of reasons.

    Then there is the need to spin one's rear wheel to get the tread to clean out too. Can't spin, clogs up. Clay sucks big time.

    Besides, half the fun on dirt/gravel and off road is breaking the back wheel loose and letting it fly! Try even a wimpy burst off a berm like I'd do, with traction control... no burst, no fun. Broad slide... not anymore. That would suck.



    Hey! I got it! Now we can get a gyroscopic control system so we don't have to bother trying to control at all! Aim, throttle, let the systems screw with it! Now to get some sensors to let it brake for us too. :hide



    Thanks for a fun topic to screw with. It is appreciated.
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  17. motif

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    yes, we can tell that...
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  18. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Wahhhhh. You hurt my feelings... :cry

    At least I'm courteous enough to let people know where I am, so there is some relativity to what I speak of... like slimy clay uphill climbs on trails in eastern Ohio.
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  19. Drop_Center

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    My bike has TC and the best part for me is not worrying as much about traction. It makes for a more enjoyable ride, espcially if you ride something fast.
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  20. Derbobs

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    I like reading comments like that. Reminds me how lucky we are that not everyone is like that, because otherwise we would still be living in caves.

    "What worked 30 years ago must still be the best possible solution!"
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