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Africa Twin ABS information so far doesn't get any better than this. Here I have combined all that you need to know:

To tailor the overall electronics package to capably tackle any conditions on or off-road, the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)* system offers three levels of control, and it is possible for the rider to turn off the ABS* system for the rear wheel.
HSTC and ABS not available on base version; equipped as standard on ABS and DCT versions
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTC):* HSTC 3-levels + Switch Off (*ABS & DCT models only, not on STD model)
  • Dry Weight: 208kg (STD), 212 kg (ABS), 222kg (DCT)
  • Kerb Weight: 228kg (STD), 232 kg (ABS), 242kg (DCT)
  • Length x Width x Height: 2,335 x 875 x 1,475mm (STD), 2,335 x 930 x 1,475mm (ABS/DCT)
  • ABS system type: ABS* 2-Channel with rear ABS off switch (* ABS & DCT models only, not on STD model)
  • Brakes Front: 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers (*ABS) and sintered metal pads
  • Brakes Rear: 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper (*ABS) and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model.
 

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No real need to turn off the front. There really isn't that many occasions that you would ever want to lock the front, even on gravel/dirt. The rear on the other hand, that I want to be able to turn off. It eliminates the dreaded ABS fade in loose stuff, especially going down hill. Not a lot scarier than bouncing down a hill on 500+ lb bike with the ABS pulsing away and your brakes just fade out as you pick up speed.

When you disabled the ABS on the GS's, it disabled front and both. I like the concept of just disabling both as you should be able to brake/steer with the front (without fear of lockup) and still be able scrub speed off with the rear.
 

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I think there's a good chance it will be wired up the same way with the ability to yank the fuse, have yet to see a system that isn't like that where that can't happen or where ABS might be part of circuit
 
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