The big news is the adaptation of ride-by-wire fuel injection with integrated, multi-mode traction control. The system has four basic ride modes: Sport, Street, Rain, and Off-Road. Sport and Street bring the same peak power and throttle response, but the TC thresholds are higher on Sport. Rain and Off-Road limit max power to 100 bhp; Rain has the most aggressive TC and intentionally softer power delivery, while Off-Road enjoys its own TC logic that allows considerable wheel spin before trimming power. KTM also allows you to turn TC off completely. This TC system watches relative wheel speeds as most do, but it also adds information from a sensor pack that measures (or helps calculate) roll and yaw rates, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, and roll and pitch angles. With all this information, the system can accurately and smoothly modulate throttle reaction and ultimate thrust according to the predicted amount of traction available, while also providing protection when it actually senses wheel spin. In other words, it tries to keep you out of trouble before you get there, and will work to extract you if you’ve managed to go too far.