Join Date: May 2015
Location: in the Finger Lakes, NY, USA
Yes... it's always active. At higher levels you will NOT be able to get the front wheel up without an act of God. If you've never run with it low or off then I'd hazard to guess that even though you think you take off easily- in all likelihood if you shut off DWC then rode for a bit you'd realize you were taking off hard enough to wheelie every time.
At least... that's what I found out.
15 Multistrada S Touring/Urban/Enduro, 04 Tiger 955i, 86 MaximX 750 (son), 82 Maxim 550 (wife)
"Go soothingly on the grease mud, for there lurks the skid demon"