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Old Dec 19th 2016, 12:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Alpha Male View Post
Rapid bike better than tuneboy? Both of them sadly will void our warranty - we were warned by the dealership not to install them on our bikes.
It may be more difficult with Rapidbike but with Tuneboy you just reload the standard map and nobody knows.
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Old Dec 19th 2016, 02:44 PM   #12
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I installed it after riding the bike for about the first 600 miles. I had the first service done with the module attached and the dealership had no idea what it was. I told them about it and how well it worked and they didn't pay much attention to what i was saying. Sad...They should be installing them for customers on behalf of Ducati. The only way i would want to continue to ride the bike without the rapid bike would be to have the bike dyno tuned. This is not something i have ever had done but i am guessing that the maps would still have to be unlocked to to make changes to them anyway? So would still require some sort of access to fuel and ignition maps. I would suspect the tune could still be maximized but i don't race and am very happy with how it runs.

Something else that should be mentioned is that the module can be removed and OEM connectors put back together prior to taking the bike for service if it worries you that much. Would be a pain though. The ECM is not reflashed or changed whatsoever from OEM while the module is in place and working. All it does is add or subtract fuel based on a different AF ratio, rather than to pass EPA emission standards. I guess what it does is allows you to experience the motor Ducati Engineers designed before having to comply with EPA standards.

Anyway guys. Buy it or don't. Enjoy your bikes. I love this thing.
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Old Dec 23rd 2016, 08:48 AM   #13
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I have the same experience. Big difference, Yamen was great with the few routing questions I had. For the cross wiring I just put some heat tape on that and made sure it was ty wrapped away from heat.
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Old Dec 5th 2017, 10:19 PM   #14
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I routed mine past the front cylinder between the radiator and cylinder head. I would recommend that if you are going this route, Slip a peace of cardboard in front of the radiator prior to routing the harness through. It's very tight and a bit of a struggle to do it this way and not putting a peace of cardboard in there will result in your damaging the cooling fins in the rad. Take the time to do it. Zip tie everything. From there all you do is plug everything in. I've had no issues and it's fantastic.

For those that mounted the harness between the cylinders, congratulations. I have no idea how you did it. The space available is incredibly minimal, and seemed like more work than the way I have described.

I went in with my laptop after 200 miles and accepted the changes to the map and that was it. Never looked back.

The bike, other than the rapidbike module, is all Oem, so I can't comment on how the rapidbike will Adapt to hardware changes. I will at some point put a new exhaust system and air cleaner on it and update my review at that point.

At this point, my descission to purchase my next bike will probably to some degree be effected by weather or not a rapid bike modual can be purchased for it.
I just finished installing mine. Ugh is all I can say regarding routing the harness. You mentioned you went in with your lap top after 200 miles and accepted the changes to the map. Do you have to go in and accept the changes? If you dont what happens? Does the ECU not fully accept the rapid bike tuning the bike all the time?
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Old Jan 13th 2018, 11:41 PM   #15
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I ordered Rapidbike evo. Will hopefully receive this week but the suspense is killing me. Can anyone post the installation guide for 1299, I canít find it on the interweb.
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Old Jan 18th 2018, 10:12 AM   #16
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I Ride: 2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale: 2015 Yamaha R1
First of all, I really hope your experience is great with RapidBike Evo.
I have a 2016 1299 standard. I had RapidBike Evo installed by a RapidBIke dealer here in Southern California. The bike started to stall around 4500 rpm. i noticed no improvement in performance. I rode for 600 miles to give it a chance to self adjust, then did a Teamspace share with Yaman. He said the mapping looked like RapiBike was doing something good, and that I should ride the bike harder. Anyway. I rode for another 2000 miles and got fed up. I had RapidBike removed and then I installed Tuneboy. I'm very happy with TuneBoy. The RapidBike experiment cost me $1000 total. I won't sell the unit because I can't in good conscience sell it to another 1299 owner.
I hope your experience is better, but if you have the same problems I did, you can try to immediately return it. I gave it a long chance and my return window is closed.
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Old Jan 18th 2018, 10:48 AM   #17
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Rapid Bike Review

-Stephen6 - would you consider donating your Rapidbike Evo to me - I have a 2016 959 and am also in SoCal


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Old Jan 20th 2018, 01:15 PM   #18
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I'm sorry. It didn't work, and I wasn't going to sell it , so I threw it away. Its not the most money I've wasted😄. Anyway, I've read a lot of positive comments about RapidBike, but I think its a case of the emperor having no clothes.
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Old Jan 20th 2018, 03:56 PM   #19
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-Stephen6 - would you consider donating your Rapidbike Evo to me - I have a 2016 959 and am also in SoCal


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Please ask King Dickards, he'll donate for you...Thanks...
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Old Jan 25th 2018, 12:03 PM   #20
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I could see the rapidbike having no affect for some. I custom tune cars for a living and see many differences on the same car.

As said though, the rapidbike on mine made a noticeable improvement everywhere. Good enough that I never even plugged in the tuneboy I have. And I'm very picky about drivability and can feel any messed up issue's in a tune.
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