Join Date: May 2015
Location: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
DVT Air box upgrade owner notification
I learned an interesting piece of information yesterday about my 2015 MS DVT
I was at a Ducati Technical Seminar conducted by Ducati's US national service Manager (more on that below)
We were told there is a new air box design that will be on future MS production models. The new design allows cooler air to be brought into the air box which results in a HP gain. Thought to be around 3hp.
Ducati plans to issue a customer notification for owners with the older design and will be replacing at no cost. It was stated they plan is to issue the customer notification around summer (2016). Of course there was the usual comment about how committing anything around summer in Italy is always with a caveat.
You know; another 3hp is not going to send me jumping for joy, but with all the issues with this bike I am happy to see Ducati is standing behind the product and wanting to satisfy owners. Clearly this is not something they had to do. They could have made the design change and moved forward. Some would argue Ducati should stand by the hp claims on the marketing materials, by that is subjective data. I was one of the first owners and have seen most of the issues so I was please to Ducati going beyond just fixing.
On to the technical seminar. It was really well done. Hosted by the US National Manger so a very credible source of information. Richard went over all of the tech of the bike and took a lot of questions on the technical operations and known issues. Richard was very candid about the initial fuel mapping, it’s comparison to EU models, and some of the issues that resulted in MC magazine review. The Master Ducati mechanic at the dealership had a MS torn down to the bones with the DVT system placed out on a work bench so you could pick it up and do the jigsaw puzzle in your hands. Looking at the workshop manual is nice, but it doesn’t become clear to me until I get the bits and pieces in my hands. I thought this was a great thing for the dealership and Ducati USA to offer. Don’t get me wrong I am not the biggest Duc fan in the world. I have owned more that a few, but swore them off years ago. It took the new Multi to get me serious about ownership again. It has been a struggle with the issues, but Ducat’s efforts to make things right have been excellent.
Present – 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200s | 2000 Ducati MH900e **Past Sins – 2007 MG Griso|2004 Aprilia Tuono|2003 Ducati 748|2000 Cagiva Gran Canyon|1996 Ducati 750 Monster
Last edited by Snowshoe; Feb 21st, 2016 at 11:44 am.