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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-12-2018, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question, if I may

Would you accept delivery of this bike if it came with non-optional software that kills the two rear cylinders much of the time?

Because that's what happened to me. When I ordered the bike six months ago all of the cylinders worked all of the time - now they don't.

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Running on two cylinders

So, I have advised my dealer that I will accept delivery this Thursday of my 2018 V4S with full Akrapovic IF it runs on all cylinders all the time.

You know, kinda like the bike I ordered six months ago. 🙄

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Hope they can just sneak you the V4 without the dumb software that kills two cylinders even if it seems to be a new requirement. Wonder if another ducati dealer can remove the "upgrades".
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Hope they can just sneak you the V4 without the dumb software that kills two cylinders even if it seems to be a new requirement. Wonder if another ducati dealer can remove the "upgrades".
I was told these "upgrades" are mandatory and since the Volkswagen diesel disaster Audi will not longer let dealers do stuff like this.

Funny thing is - Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and AUDI (Ducati's owner) all have some variant of the "kill the engine at stoplights thing".

But all you gotta do is go in the menu and tun the damned thing off - like my wife's Audi - which is sitting in our garage as we speak. 🙄

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I knew it was in cars, didn't think the "feature" would extend to motorcycles as well...Don't think Ducati would add in a switch to turn it off either.
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Certainly let us know how things go today.
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My Bike has been sitting for the last 2 and half weeks, Dealer has done nothing. They say they are waiting for all the recall parts before they touch it. Looks like it's going to take a day and a half for everything and still no confirmation of when it will be ready. No Phone calls, no updates.........really not liking this and wondering if taking delivery is worth it.
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So, ... the Lady Gabriella is home

Got home late last night, rode the bike 387 km today.

I will offer a much more complete analysis later but I would like give you a few clips from emails sent to friends:

“Motorized crack cocaine” (text to my service manager at lunch)

I have flown/driven/ridden high performance machines all my life, but ….

…. this the most intensely emotional machine I ever experienced.

Now, … I have never done crack cocaine but it’s gotta be something like this.

I don't think I have ever felt more that I received better "value for money".

Etc, etc.

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My Bike has been sitting for the last 2 and half weeks, Dealer has done nothing. They say they are waiting for all the recall parts before they touch it. Looks like it's going to take a day and a half for everything and still no confirmation of when it will be ready. No Phone calls, no updates.........really not liking this and wondering if taking delivery is worth it.
Dude, I feel your pain, please see my comments in another posts.

I am 70 years old with Stage 4 prostate cancer. We still run in the top 5 of the A group. We run a 848>1040 (spare bike) and our 1199S as our main track bike - and now we have the V4.

Bin racing for 57 years.

Your call - but Mary Mother of Christ this girl is FAST.

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It is odd that they are having such significant problems with the V4, but I guess that's what happens when you bring your first MotoGP bike to the masses. Sorry to hear you're stuck waiting still. Did they indicate a new expected delivery date?
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Most of us are not having problems with the V4.

Americans, as represented by the chief guy at Ducati North America, has decreed that all of his customers should be able to ride a 226 horsepower super bike in their panties. ��

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