Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA
Comfirmed ASC = no wheelie
I didn't try the blipping the clutch method, but I tried a couple of "really crank it up the on-ramp" type accellerations with ASC enabled and not enabled. With ASC on, as soon as the front wheel starts to come up there's a kind of vibration feeling and the wheel goes right back down. I don't notice any massive loss of acceleration or anything, just a kind of a buzz. It's actually pretty cool, I can just crank the throttle and get full sustained acceleration all the way up the on-ramp. (Of course then I have to slow down to legal highway speeds before merging. None of the on-ramps around here are short enough to require full throttle merging...)
With ASC turned off the same rapid start will get the wheel up.
Curiously, the ASC light didn't come on in the first case. According to the manual the light shows up when the ASC kicks in and stays on for a second after it cuts back out, but I didn't see this happen. I'm not sure what version of the bike OS is installed -- is there a way to get that to show up somewhere?
Anyway, now I know what ASC feels like, and I think I like it.