When I read all the threads posted by DCT owners it makes me wonder how many are confused by the myriad of settings available and do they have enough riding time in their life to discern the most advantageous setting for each scenario they'll likely come across during their ownership.
Spoke to some I've met that don't visit forums and they tend to use the same settings for everything here in the UK.
On my manual I ride TC and rear ABS off in the dry and TC set at 1 and ABS on in the wet.
No disrespect to DCT owners particularly those with 7 TC settings but I would imagine it's a bit of a puzzle to more than a few if they're honest.
This thread could be "tin hat" time for me and popcorn for some but I wonder how many are often left scratching their heads.
Is this thread about DCT or the Torque Control/ABS?
As it is titled.. "DCT Confusion", then I'll concentrate on that as TC/ABS is a distraction and has nothing to do with the DCT. Almost seems like you are confusing the two.. as if they are somehow linked. They are not.
There is no "myriad of settings available" for the DCT.
For Automatic, there is either D mode which is the standard and is almost entirely about fuel economy, moving up the gears as fast as possible.
Or S mode. which has 3 levels and is all about when the gear box shifts in the rev range, about acceleration.
If you think the gear box has changed up too early.. then a simple movement of the left hand thumb drops a gear.
Its so simple.. even an uneducated dullard like me can understand it.
Very briefly on the subject of TC. which seems to be what this thread is actually about.
The bike has various default settings for that particular function and I have had zero need to touch them. I am unaware of a single instance since buying the bike in November of the TC actually engaging. Not once. Similarly the ABS. if either ever do engage.. then i will most likely be grateful. (as will my No Claims Bonus)
I can see the utility of 7 levels for highly skilled off road riders. but for the rest of us. especially those who do not go off road (Tarmac or unpaved) There is unlikely to be any need whatsoever to touch the defaults.
If you do choose to alter them.. then thats simple too. The owners manual is not a complicated read.