Having done 17,000ks now on a 300 GTS with ABS/Traction control i can tell you its magic & wouldn't swap it . What you describe as bogging down on takeoff is actually an asset & is hardly noticeable after a few thousand ks riding , where the traction control comes into its own is in very extended rear tyre life ( 13,500 kms) from the original rear tyre most of which was high speed summer riding , those of you that own GTS's would be used to getting 8,000ks at best & also that if you ride long distance at high speed that the tyre tread looks like its done some red hot laps on a race track , with traction control there is no tread surface deterioration at all 😀, what i have found is that riding say the Hume Hwy at 110-120kmh i can detect what appears to be a very very slight gentle surging sensation only noticeable at fairly moderate throttle ( when maintaining a set speed) after quite a while of thinking it may have a fuel map problem i switched the traction off just to see what happened & bingo the surge sensation stopped , what is happening is that the traction control is detecting tyre slip & correcting it so the end result is that the poor little tyre is no longer clawing at the bitumen thus providing much better life . As far as the traction control cutting in over bumps , you would have to have one wheel clear of the ground to achieve that . I have also ridden on wet/diesel covered mountain rds & feel much more in control of things with ABS/Traction , my only criticism if any would be the new double link front end which although far superior through tight corners etc is compartively solid compared to my old GTS , as for you Mike all i can say is that is yours is quicker of the mark than my 300 then it must be bloody quick old mate 😀, my old 250 would not beat a c63 Benz from the lights but the 300 will & can keep ahead for near 100mts 😀. Ps also the ASR dosen't need to be " tuned in" , it self tuned constantly whilst riding just like car traction control does , it will only operate within certain parameters though & if you wear a tyre down too far to the stage where it detects abnormal slip then the traction control will engage with very little provacation , very easy answer is to not run bald tyres , same goes if one tyre has a sudden pressure drop it will upset the traction & ABS function causing the warning lamp to light up , both of these i believe are good points .
Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄