Join Date: May 2015
Location: in the Finger Lakes, NY, USA
There are a couple hard starting thread out there... I had it once or twice a month on my 15S for the first year, in my case it was the throttle that needed to be replaced (Throttle position sensor was bad). They changed it out last May and since then not one hard start. (I've got 23,000 miles on the bike)
There is a discussion of symptoms on one of the other threads... in my case it would fire and die and then refuse to fire (it would actually flood). I could sometimes get it to start with a TINY bit of throttle, but it wouldn't want to idle and would run rough for the first couple minutes of operation - then it'd be fine. On my bike the TPS eventually started throwing a DTC so it was replaced under warranty.
15 Multistrada S Touring/Urban/Enduro, 04 Tiger 955i, 86 MaximX 750 (son), 82 Maxim 550 (wife)
"Go soothingly on the grease mud, for there lurks the skid demon"