Originally Posted by snocompton
Haha the DTC in SLICK mode will actually allow you to trailbrake into the corner, drift it through and wheelie out for 5 seconds before it mildly retards the ignition and brings you back to reality. It also changes it to a quarter turn throttle and brings the power on very aggressively. Which is why slick mode can only be accessed through a jumper under the seat. BMW wants to be damn sure you meant to put it into slick mode.
Did you just call me retarded?!?!?!? haha, j/k! Yeah, I've read that too.... but frankly that seems kinda like marketing to me. It's like they're describing the way pro's ride, and saying "Hey, this is gonna be you on the new S1000rr". I'm thinking they're saying if you can ride this F'in hard, then the bike will let you.... and help take that last little edge off. Sounds good to me... I'm guessing it's going to take a while before I'm ready to trust the bike enough to slam the throttle open at full lean.... if ever?
How does the DTC adjust for differnet tires profiles? For example, it must be proogrammed to work with a specific brand and dimension of slick tire.... I'm wondering if the "slick" mode comes with recommendations for the tires.
Another thing to be aware of is that running "Slick" mode on the street will be like suicide. When you say the power comes on "very aggressively", you're not joking! 170+ HP at the wheel will spin up even the best street tire so quick it'll make a squids head spin!