Our TC on our bikes are primitive. It was designed& introdiced first in 2013, back when TC was just getting kicked off. Its the exact same system as on the 2011-14'ish ZX-10R's. It was however state if the art at times and it was really the first supersport to have TC.
However, Kawasaki has done a piss poor job at upgrading it and anything else electronic, but thats what you get with a Supersport. Kawi & other manufacturers gross profit is not vert high with SuperSports because they arent high sellers. Most morons thought is, "why not spend an extra $2k and just buy the literbike?"
Now, how the TC system works is simple. It uses the speed sensor in the front & rear wheel to simply detect wheel slip. As far as wheel speed sensor TC, its actually the best one made. It's nowhere near as advanced as modern TC with a multi-axis IMU (Internal-Measurement Unit) aka a gyro.
Now how it controls that slip is by 3 ways. In TC Mode 2 & 3, it deploys all 3 forms; Ignition cut-off, fuel cut-off & timing
Mode 1 just retards the timing.
So yes, when your tires are cold & you spin your rear tire, even without knowing, or simply your front wheel floats/skips off the ground, even just getting light while still on the ground, your TC will engage. How I fixed that, is I have my own FlashTune cable & can flash my ECU. So I have a rare special map where an actual racing team tweaked the TC Mode 1 map. Now, my bike wont spin off the line, but I eliminated that when I chucked the POS OEM tires & went with Q3's at just 500 miles and then even more so when I switched to Pirelli Rosso Corsa's.
2014 ZX-6R 636: M4 Street Slayer Exhaust, FlashTune Bike Tuning Kit, Bazzaz Z-Fi, Z-AFM, MJS Headers, K&N Race Air Filter, RaceTech Gold Valve Fork Kit w/ Bottom & Top-Out Mod, reshimmed & RT Fork Springs, RaceTech Gold Valve Shock w/ Refreshed internals & RT Powdercoated Lime Green Spring, D.I.D Gold Chain, Vortex -1 front sprocket, PMP Sprockets Anodized Green +2 rear aluminum sprocket (-1/+2), GPVR4, Fender Eliminator Kit, MotoDynamics Smoked Integrated LED Taillight, '13 Lower Green Fairings, R6 Throttle Tube, Pro Grip Padded Tank Pad, Stomp Grip Clear Tank Pads, Pazzo IFX Candy Green Shorty Levers, Raskal Graffiks Wheel Decals, Puig Double Bubble Dark Smoke Windscreen, Driven Block-Off Plates, Driven Gold Spools, Morimoto Mini H1 7.0 Bi-Xenon Projectors, Morimoto 5Five 50w 6000k HID's, (6) Morimoto XC RGB Angel Eyes, Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa's, etc...