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Old Mar 28th 2018, 10:04 PM   #1
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V4 Broken again....

Good morning all,

I,m just looking for a bit of advice really. I was at the track with the V4 last weekend March 23-24th and it has broken down again, this time with a huge misfire under acceleration rendering it useless yet again. I have had to cancel another track day because it wont be fixed in time

I have had the bike for nearly 3 months now but it has spent 6 weeks of that broken in the Ducati workshop. I have had so many issues with the bike since getting it:

Failing brakes
Engine oil leaks
Broken quick shifter
Leaking brake fluid reservoirs
Constant stalling at idle

I know it is a Ducati and its the first of a new breed so there will be teething problems but its getting ridiculous.

I have emailed Ducati and spoken to them but they don't seem to care.

Can anyone offer any advice or alternative forms of communication that might get a better response?
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Old Mar 28th 2018, 11:03 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Bradoshi View Post
Good morning all,

I,m just looking for a bit of advice really. I was at the track with the V4 last weekend March 23-24th and it has broken down again, this time with a huge misfire under acceleration rendering it useless yet again. I have had to cancel another track day because it wont be fixed in time

I have had the bike for nearly 3 months now but it has spent 6 weeks of that broken in the Ducati workshop. I have had so many issues with the bike since getting it:

Failing brakes
Engine oil leaks
Broken quick shifter
Leaking brake fluid reservoirs
Constant stalling at idle

I know it is a Ducati and its the first of a new breed so there will be teething problems but its getting ridiculous.

I have emailed Ducati and spoken to them but they don't seem to care.

Can anyone offer any advice or alternative forms of communication that might get a better response?
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Old Mar 28th 2018, 11:28 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Bradoshi View Post
Good morning all,

I,m just looking for a bit of advice really. I was at the track with the V4 last weekend March 23-24th and it has broken down again, this time with a huge misfire under acceleration rendering it useless yet again. I have had to cancel another track day because it wont be fixed in time

I have had the bike for nearly 3 months now but it has spent 6 weeks of that broken in the Ducati workshop. I have had so many issues with the bike since getting it:

Failing brakes
Engine oil leaks
Broken quick shifter
Leaking brake fluid reservoirs
Constant stalling at idle

I know it is a Ducati and its the first of a new breed so there will be teething problems but its getting ridiculous.

I have emailed Ducati and spoken to them but they don't seem to care.

Can anyone offer any advice or alternative forms of communication that might get a better response?
Really sorry to hear you are having so much trouble. Hope it gets better.
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Old Mar 28th 2018, 11:48 PM   #4
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Gutted for you, mate. That's terrible. Hope your dealer responds if they have any decency.

This is why it's of the utmost importance to me that my local dealership has some of the best customer service of any make in the country. Otherwise, I'd have hesitated before considering a first-gen bike, whether Ducati or otherwise. Every brand new model is bound to have issues; it's all about how much faith you have not in the brand, but in dealer support.
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Old Mar 29th 2018, 12:10 AM   #5
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Sounds like everything can be fixed so not the end of the world . Where about are the brakes failing and where is it leaking oil ?
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Old Mar 29th 2018, 03:29 AM   #6
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Sorry to here about all of the problems and the wasted track day. Do you have any more details on these problems? For exampled can you explain what you mean by failed brakes? Did the lever go to the bar right at corner entry? Did they pump back up over time? What has the dealer told you?
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Old Mar 29th 2018, 04:23 AM   #7
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Old Mar 29th 2018, 06:52 AM   #8
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Should you even be at the track? Have you followed the break in procedure outlined in the Ducati Owners Manual? Sounds like some of the issues are representative of taxing the systems. Just a thought...


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Old Mar 29th 2018, 07:58 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by carlpretzel View Post
Sorry to here about all of the problems and the wasted track day. Do you have any more details on these problems? For exampled can you explain what you mean by failed brakes? Did the lever go to the bar right at corner entry? Did they pump back up over time? What has the dealer told you?
They're pretty much all detailed here on this forum. You can do an easy search or....

V4 Brake Failure!

Brad, sorry to hear of all of these issues. It sounds like they're all fixable and I hope that they get resolved soon.
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Old Mar 29th 2018, 08:10 AM   #10
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Should you even be at the track? Have you followed the break in procedure outlined in the Ducati Owners Manual? Sounds like some of the issues are representative of taxing the systems. Just a thought...


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Lol I go straight from the showroom to a track break in.
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