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Old Apr 22nd 2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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Why does the Panigale take so long to start?

In all of the videos of the Panigale being started, it takes four to six revolutions before the engine fires. Is this typical of all modern Ducatis? My KTM RC8R, which is also a twin, will fire as soon as I hit the button.
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Old Apr 22nd 2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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My 1098S doesn't like to start right away when she sat for more than a couple of weeks while my S4RS starts instantly regardless
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Old Apr 22nd 2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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guys keep in mind, the Pani lost some weight using a smaller electric starter and smaller battery...But yeah, I've seen vids of bikes taking a few tries before turning over.

Also, as you can imagine, guys on some these vids (sure we will too) start the bikes up often just for show and not really let it run or ride it allowing the alternator to refresh the battery.

Moving them big pistons takes a lot of juice ;-)
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Old Apr 22nd 2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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It's a design feature.
Ducati do this so the owner can really appreciate when the engine does eventually fire up. It's how they invoke passion from the owners.
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Old Apr 22nd 2012, 08:56 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by DUCENZO View Post
guys keep in mind, the Pani lost some weight using a smaller electric starter and smaller battery...
But keep in mind, they've marketed the shit out of their cool decompression system for 'better' startup.

Starting my 848 is embarrassingly slow / long.
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Old Apr 23rd 2012, 06:16 AM   #6
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anybody care to share what is the rating of the stock battery?
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Old Apr 23rd 2012, 06:26 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Titaniumvalves View Post
anybody care to share what is the rating of the stock battery?

Battery 12V 6,5 AH
Starter 12V 0,6 kW
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Old Apr 23rd 2012, 06:57 AM   #8
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Battery 12V 6,5 AH
Starter 12V 0,6 kW
Vielen Danke.


base on personal experience, the 09 rsv4 12V12A (EMS, non APRC), but the old 99' bmw R1100s is 12V19A!(EMS +ABS)....

Wow! for the pani with all the electronics...i'm impressed.
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Old Apr 23rd 2012, 07:17 AM   #9
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My multi takes a fews turns before it starts and so does our monster. Nothing to really worry about. I seem to remember my 916 doing the same.
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Old Apr 23rd 2012, 01:45 PM   #10
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Very ducati!

Every ducati ive owned or worked on all start slow. And for those who dont leave their bikes on a charger. Im sure you remember holding your breath as you wait to hear if it will turn over each time. Lol. Big pistons and low available cca from the battery give us this fortune. I have replaced all the batterys in mine and our members with lightweight batteries from ballistic. I order the next size too big which still doesnt fill the cabin but bproduces much greater cca. Even un-pluged for weeks, bike hurries to turn over! :d
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