DUCATI ECU and BBS Tuning (Racing EVO) for aftermarket exhaust

Max

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what do you think about the multimedia btw? the description is kinda vague and never seen on in action like the features and how it works. Worth the price? or better to just keep my phone on a stem mount?
 

topolino

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what do you think about the multimedia btw? the description is kinda vague and never seen on in action like the features and how it works. Worth the price? or better to just keep my phone on a stem mount?
It is fairly limited in it's use, due in part to the poorly developed "Ducati Link" app, which has stagnated in terms of development, since Ducati seem to be pouring all their efforts into refining the "Ducati Connect" app which is geared towards the much more sophisticated software within the Mutristrada V2/V4 dash/Canbus. At present all you can do with the Link app is pair the DMS module with your phone, to allow you to make/receive calls via the LH switchgear and listen to music tracks (stop, pause, play & next track only functions) and adjust the volume. The link app has the habit of crashing if you use it simultaneously to stream data from the bike or record your journey, whilst using the system to stream voice or music. You'll find more information on it in the owner's manual. Another drawback, at least with my module, is it is displaying my bike in the app as a Multistrada 1260S when the bike is a Panigale V4S. This could be because the DMS was previously fitted to a MS, when the dealer first activated it and I then fitted it to my own bike, so it has that bike's VIN stored in the bluetooth module. There is no way to change the stored VIN with the OBDStar unit, so that wil have to be done at the main dealer. Finally the app does not list the Panigale V4 as a supported model, despite literature elesewhere saying it is compatible with both app and DMS module, so hopefully the next software release will address this. The latest version of the app only states that they have added compatibilty with the Streetfighter V2 and V4. TBH you will have more functionality using your phone and the voice commands on your Cardo/Sena headset. Hope this helps. The OBDStar unit is worth buying if only to clear service lights and codes and for general fault finding, if you plan on doing your own maintenance. Note it will NOT load EVO2 or a full system Akra maps, as these are VIN specific and can only be loaded via Ducati's dealer network. Equally it cannot update the ECU software, for the same reason. Again only the dealer can effect these changes.
 

Apuca

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You aren't married to the dealer to get work done, that's the benefit. But, if you're paying to get an Akra installed its likely not something you care about.
Exactly what he said… If you do your own maintenance and want to turn off check engine, or service lamps etc. You can also do some simple functions like reprogramming shifter, test circuits, reset some parameters. I’ve used it on both the V4 and the Xdiavel. The V4 has far more functions, understandably, as it is a far more complex bike. Overall it will save you 50% of trips to the dealer for some simple stuff.
 
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