Today, we’re in the age of quickly maturing electronics, and I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that a very mechanical company like Honda is working hard to catch up. The VFR’s new traction control works as advertised, but is extremely conservative, especially in the time it takes to give you the throttle back after a traction event. Worse, it’s either on or off. Kawasaki and Yamaha get it. The Europeans—Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Triumph, even MV Agusta—all get it, too. More and more, the electronic systems have provisions for fine tuning by the rider. Multiple levels of TC, alternative ABS thresholds, variable throttle-response and engine-braking maps—these user-defined variables can make the difference between making the best use of an electronic aid and hating its very existence.