I heard that the ducatis are too lean below 5000 rpm and need a tune to smooth out the powercurve. I was hoping to find a reputable shop and get a custom map built. I will definitely look into Ducati Indy. It'll be worth the trip from Chicago. Thanks for your input! If you have any other ideas of how to smooth out the power please feel free.What kind of tune? I lived in Chicago and raced Ducati's. 100% my vote if you want it done right is go to Matt Carr at Ducati Indy. But MCC in Villa Park may be able to do an acceptable job. They got a dyno a few years ago. Never used them though. Always took my bikes to Matt. The local Ducati racers told me to stay away from MCC and use Matt. But that was back when MCC didn't have a dyno. ...And street bike tuning is a little easier than building a race engine.
Tons of info here...though most of it pertains to the 1098 Streetfighter.I heard that the ducatis are too lean below 5000 rpm and need a tune to smooth out the powercurve. I was hoping to find a reputable shop and get a custom map built. I will definitely look into Ducati Indy. It'll be worth the trip from Chicago. Thanks for your input! If you have any other ideas of how to smooth out the power please feel free.
Paul Bounds @ Phoenix Motorsports 8845 Sheridan Road, St. E, Kenosha, WI 53143 (224) 305-2340I'm about to pick up a 2015 SF 848 and I would like to get it tuned. Does anyone know of any Chicagoland shops which know their way around a SF? Thanks!
Doug is a top notch guy but all he's going to do is give you a pre done map. May work great may not... Unless you ship the bike to him for dyno tuning. And from my 20 years of Ducati experience do not go to a tuner that is familiar with Ducati but also does Jap stuff. Asking for trouble...
I know I look like a Ducati Indy nut rider here but this is a no brainer. Ducati Indy are a mornings drive away and there isn't anyone better close to you. Matt will dyno tune the bike and make it perfect. The next would be Boulder Motorsports in Colorado or Ducshop in Georgia.
All these guys build high level race bikes and get it right...
Not even sure how to respond to this comment... Completely zero real world logic here when talking about a tune.Building a race bike is completely different from building a street bike that is designed to operate perfectly at any speed or throttle position. Not saying your guys cant do that but race bike experience and race bike setup is not what you want for your daily rider. Race bikes make horrible streetbikes
Thanks for the heads up.Doug is at St. Boni Motorsports in St. Bonifacius, MN (Minneapolis suburb). He's tuned over half a dozen Ducatis for me and is doing a KTM SDGT and Yamaha OW01 right now for me.
In any case what you want is a tuner who can/will develop a tune to be directly flashed to the ecu as opposed to using a piggyback device like a Power Commander.
Bike needs to be freshly serviced or at a minimum have it's throttle bodies synched before tuning. Tuning a bike which is not in peak running condition is a waste of money. If you do this, when the bike gets serviced, it makes the tune sub optimal.
My Apologies if I miss read your post. I find it very interesting what Doug said that street tuning is more involved. My experience is with Ducati Indy and Matt. Maybe other race tuners are lazy? I don't know how that makes sense that a street tune is more involved than a race bike. I know I want a perfect tune when on maintenance throttle going through the carousel at Road America!I didn't say not to go to a race bike guy :crazy: but there's a world of difference between tuning a bike to run at steady rate (pick a point) and just running for perfect transition and WOT which most tuners start with and many end with once they get that dialed. I've had many long conversations with Doug, about the differences in tuning for a race bike and tuning for the street and according to hjim a street tune takes a lot more time and detail.
That would be like getting your suspension set up by a suspension tech at the track when you ride your bike 98% of time on the street! haha, who would do that?