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Does wheelie control engage with launch control? So you hold the throttle pinned, let out the clutch, and hang on?
 

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In Street Mode and Sport Mode, can the bike loop out? Can we trust the electronics to save us from ourselves? Normally, I would be modulating the throttle, clutch, and the rear brake.
Can we trust the wheelie control technology?
 

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In Street Mode and Sport Mode, can the bike loop out? Can we trust the electronics to save us from ourselves? Normally, I would be modulating the throttle, clutch, and the rear brake.
Can we trust the wheelie control technology?
I wish this were the case with our LC, but I doubt it. Really interesting article too:

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/articles/motorcycles/motogp/how-motogp-launch-control-works

"LC does not feature traction control because the fewer control strategies working at any point, the better. Also, straight-line wheelspin isn’t potentially dangerous to a MotoGP rider – he should be able to control it with his throttle hand."
 

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I read the manual and it doesn't exactly say what happens with LC. And apparently nobody here has tried it either. I'm assuming WC is engaged otherwise you'd loop out, but I wanted to be sure before ever trying it.
 

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I've tried it few times, WC is on and you give it full throttle and release clutch but in controlled manner. It is scary first time you do it but once you get used to it its amazing, bike is launching like a rocket, does a small wheelie,
depending on how quickly you release the clutch, make sure you hold on to bike tight and change gears quickly with quickshifter. Bike is controlling the throttle nicely so make sure you keep it pinned all the time :D

Have fun :)
 

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In Street Mode and Sport Mode, can the bike loop out? Can we trust the electronics to save us from ourselves? Normally, I would be modulating the throttle, clutch, and the rear brake.
Can we trust the wheelie control technology?
and as per Theron

I've used it a couple of times. it's kinda of anticlimactic. Wheelie control cuts in, Traction control is on (as that's the 'control' part of Launch Control) and it handles it very well.
I sometimes get a tiny lift of the front wheel but to be honest it might just be the forks reaching full extension.

I was expecting it to sit at the start line at like 9000 rpm making me look like a hooligan. But it just holds around 3000, then you dump the clutch and try to keep up changing gears at the right time.

The electronics package is awesome on this bike. My previous bike (for 10 years!) was a v-strom 650 which you had to wring every last rpm out of the engine to get it moving. So i'm really heavy handed with this bike. I constantly have the anti wheelie and traction control kick in (orange light on the dash flashes).

here's Launch control in action (not my video):


much shorter version with just the money:

I notice in that last video he had the anti slip on 9. Mine is on 6 or 5 and it didn't squirm about, though they were hot tyres, smooth road and slightly uphill.
 

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I don't think launch control can be used without anti wheelie mode...

hmmm i checked the manual and it doesn't mention it so maybe you can, that would seem unwise.

for those of you with new bikes, it does mention that lunch control isn't enabled until you've ridden more than 1000Km (620miles) so if you can't get it to go on your new bike that may be a reason.

(page 108)
 
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