From contributor Alex, Madrid Spain:
Tip on how to disable ABS on V-Strom 1000 2014+ model
Received an email from Alex, from Madrid, Spain, who is a fellow fan of the new V-Strom 1000. He has shared some information from the Spanish V-Strom Club (www.vstromclub.es) where one of the members has provided a tip on how to disable the ABS on the new bike. Suzuki has not made the option to turn off or disable the ABS, but there are times when a rider may want the option to turn off the ABS, off road being the main reason.
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Here is a link to the thread on the forum (Spanish):
Here is the tip (translated):
Steps to disable the Abs:
1- Turn on the bike and ride a few meters until the abs-led switch off (as normal)
2- With the bike on the central stand, put 2nd gear and accelerate (let spin the rear wheel) until the abs-led switch on. That’s it!. Now your abs is disabled. This seems that does not affect to the traction control.
3- To re-connect the abs, just turn off the engine with the key in the off position and turn the bike on again.
VIDEO SHOWING THIS IN ACTION: