Join Date: May 2012
Location: Evansville, IN, USA
I wonder how much of the 2017's [supposedly] better mid range torque is actually due to the air box or more likely, just the new ECU map. Makes me think they may have finally solved it in software and the design change to the airbox may be secondary.
If the airbox was any kind of bottle neck or choke point in the first place it seems like '15 and '16 owners could resolve that by simply replacing the stock paper air filter with a BMC filter with a higher CFM rating, thus compensating for whatever shortcoming the '15 and '16 airbox was found to have that necessitated the design update for 2017.
If my theory in paragraph one is the case, then there's no reason why a map update couldn't released '15 and '16 DVT's unless the new airbox itself is somehow increasing CFM air flow or doing something related to laminar flow to the throttle bodies.
2016 Multistrada S (totaled)
2013 Multistrada S Touring (sold)