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Old Apr 26th 2018, 03:35 PM   #1
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PSA: Ducati V4 bulletin

All v4s owners, Ducati just released a few updates today. A few software ecu related and a couple gas purge valve hardware updates due to multiple reports of gas tank pressure. The ecu software update shuts down 2 cylinders at idle under 1800rpms, to reduce heat and also raises the idle rpm to reduce stalling issues.

Bring it in to your dealer for the updates.

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Old Apr 26th 2018, 03:47 PM   #2
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That sounds terrible! I don't want cylinder deactivation. Everyone who owns a Corvette or automatic Camaro wants to get rid of it.
My bike doesn't run hot. And so far it's only stalled once, (when my brother was riding it).

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Old Apr 26th 2018, 03:48 PM   #3
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That sounds terrible! I don't want cylinder deactivation. Everyone who owns a Corvette or automatic Camaro wants to get rid of it.
My bike doesn't run hot. And so far it's only stalled once, (when my brother was riding it).
I'm not a fan of it either. But apparently it's only at idle under 1800rpms. And if we don't update, I wonder what that would do to our warranty.

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Old Apr 26th 2018, 03:49 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Nitrouz View Post
I'm not a fan of it either. But apparently it's only at idle under 1800rpms. And if we don't update, I wonder what that would do to our warranty.

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Old Apr 26th 2018, 04:44 PM   #5
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Probably nothing don’t have to update, problems with cylinder deactivation if it wasn’t designed for it.
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Old Apr 26th 2018, 05:02 PM   #6
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I just dropped my bike off for first service, I intended to request that the updates not be loaded at this time ...my bike is running perfect.

Should not affect warranty, don't let anyone bully you!! I will only do updates as problems arise.

...and in regards to issues with first year run bikes, it doesn't bother me. I actually enjoy the process. I mean, I had no issues with the two 1199 I had new in 2012 (while most were smoking on start up) and no issues thus far with the V4 (no stalling, no shut off/over heating, no errors, no canister issues). #fingerscrossed
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Old Apr 26th 2018, 07:45 PM   #7
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I just got mine back from the warranty work they had to do on it (left radiator fan siezed up) and they applied the major software updates. It honestly feels no different. I noticed the slightly higher idle, that's about it.
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Originally Posted by DUCENZO View Post
I just dropped my bike off for first service, I intended to request that the updates not be loaded at this time ...my bike is running perfect.



Should not affect warranty, don't let anyone bully you!! I will only do updates as problems arise.



...and in regards to issues with first year run bikes, it doesn't bother me. I actually enjoy the process. I mean, I had no issues with the two 1199 I had new in 2012 (while most were smoking on start up) and no issues thus far with the V4 (no stalling, no shut off/over heating, no errors, no canister issues). #fingerscrossed


Im with you... I put 400 miles on my V4S and 0 problems


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Old Apr 27th 2018, 06:25 PM   #9
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Just got it updated today. The cylinder shut down sound is distinctive, you can hear it, but you can't feel it. Before this, when I'm in rush hour traffic, the bike would sometimes heat up to 4 bars and stay there. Today was a hotter day here than previous days, and I was in rush hour traffic this morning after the update. It went up to 4 bars, but as soon as I stopped and put it in neutral, I could hear the bike shut down 2 cylinders and the coolant temp dropped to 3 bars almost right away. Rode all day today. The transition from 4 cylinders to 2 and vice versa is audible, but feels seamless. Only shuts down above a certain coolant temp and either clutch in or in neutral. As soon as you give it any little bit of gas or clutch out, all cylinders fire. Aside from the quieter idle sound, it's not an obvious change. Good update imo.

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My bike has been done all designed on keeping the heat down . My bike runs spot on
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