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Traction control - do you trust it?

Recently bought a B800 which comes with traction control over eight levels and as all the newer MV's all feature something similar my question is "do you trust it".

I am an old dog (57) but happy to learn new tricks, just how far can you push this technology? What level are you dialing in? Is it any good or is old skool still the best bet?

Having seen Danny P and Crsitian Iddon both get launched this week what do you think?

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I think for any of us old school, certainly me, your brain just doesn't compute the idea of gassing it mid corner and relying on some box of tricks under the seat to sort it all out for you.
I'm no slouch but in all my years one the road I've never found myself saying hello to the rear wheel mid corner and a good job too
Saying that I think the benefits of it in the wet, touching the white lines, diesel etc is obvious?

I've got mine set on No.3 of 8, and i usually find it cuts in over bumps and cats eyes but it feels a bit agricultural to be honest, cutting the engine so abruptly if feels like a miss fire and almost chucks you over the handlebars.

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Haha. So, I'm not the only one who's old school.

What's always on my mind is, I suppose it works but what about the one time it doesn't.
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Got mine on number 8 and had it slide twice in the wet, don't trust it at all . It must work on wheel speed difference as you can do a burnout with no effect at all from the TC .

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From what I know it senses the engine revs rising faster than expected, no wheel sensors front or rear, so as Ackers says it may be a bit agricultural. I am on setting 2 of 8 at the mo. Still not brave enough to just gas it when cranked, at my age I don't bounce so good as I used to.
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Got mine on number 8 and had it slide twice in the wet, don't trust it at all . It must work on wheel speed difference as you can do a burnout with no effect at all from the TC .
Wheel speed difference, what as in front wheel? Can't be that, there is no wheel speed sensor on the front wheel? Maybe it just works on sudden increase in rear wheel revolutions and the speedo sensor?

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TC with not sensors in wheels is a bad TC...all we know.

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Thumbs down trust it?

I'm going to let you folks work the bugs out of it......old school here

I don't need an electronic hiccup putting my old bones on the ground

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no wheel sensors front or rear
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