"everyone should be made to ride a 1980 250cc two stroke in the wet to understand what throttle control is all about."
Oh yes, or the 500 two strokes, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing DEAD!! Damn right scary but flippin excellent at the same time! :):):)
Oh I miss the two stroke days. I still think someone should build a two stroke 750 or 1000. Anyhoo........
I use my mode switch in the rain, just laziness really. The same as the cruise control in my car. Of course I can ride in the rain but would rather let the mode switch deal with the power so I can deal with the car drivers trying to kill me on roundabouts.
Am I a wimp? Maybe. Am I a bad rider? Maybe, I've never had an accident in 27 years of riding. Not all of them using a mode switch.
I do agree that it's pointless buying a fast bike and not using full power at any time. I only use the mode switch on roundabouts when it's wet otherwise I may as well just buy a lower powered bike. Let's face it, if these mode switches save just one life, aren't they worth it?
What I do not understand is why so many riders are against them. You don't have to use them. They don't make you less of a man or less of a rider. Use them, don't use them, but just enjoy riding.