What is this magic you speak of? None of my bikes have ever had traction control. I used to enjoy spinning up the back wheel on my first trophy 900 in '92, thought I was an ace rider, then I changed tyres from the oem ones to bridgestones. Turns out I was a crap rider who couldn’t spin up the rear wheel no matter how hard I tried! Who knew triumph had crap oem tyres? Lesson learned. Currently the 1200 trophy is no lightweight has pretty decent torque and power but I still can’t spin up no matter what on the tarmac, wet or dry. Love them Bridgestones.