Ducati Performance Tuning is a little more involved than the standard bike. I would like to state from the beginning that I have the proper Ducati tuning equipment that allows me to tune your Ducati’s individual cylinders without any cutting or welding to be done to your bike.
There are two main issues that cause a Ducati to not run as efficient as they could. First is the fact that are a V-Twin engine design and run the same fuel map on both cylinders from the factory. The two cylinders are basically two separate engines sharing a common crank shaft. They need to individual engine management. Second, they run a very strong Closed loop operation for emissions. This means that the O2 sensors control the fueling under 20% throttle and 5,000rpms. The O2 sensors will self adjust the fueling of the bike to stoichiometric 14.7 air/fuel ratio. This is too lean for the bike to run smooth and efficiently. These problems are what cause the notorious Ducati bucking during around town riding and cruising. With these two problems fixed, the bucking can be lowered to 1,500-1,700 RPMS, increase 10% power and torque to the tire, increase fuel economy and make the bike feel like your wrist is connected to the back tire.
There are a few ways to fix these problems. The first thing that needs be done is eliminate the O2 sensors and closed loop function. You accomplish this by changing the internal programming of the ecu. There are two options for this. You can replace the stock ecu with a Ducati Performance ecu, or you can reflash the stock ECU.
The stock ECU reflash service I provide is called Ecu Unleashed. The Ecu Unleashed flash perfects 99% of fueling, gear timing curves, rev limiter and idle, and eliminates o2 sensor. It is more in-depth of a program then the Ducati performance ECU and can provide a performance map for individual cylinders. To achieve an optimal tune, I recommend a Power Commander along with the reflash so we can finish perfecting your bikes air/fuel ratio for each cylinder. With a Power Commander installed I am then able to tune the bike at 250rpm intervals and all important throttle positions. Some of the new Power Commanders come with O2 manipulators. This new devices works great but eliminating the O2 sensors completely is much more reliable. I have found the O2 manipulators to need constant tune and adjustment. As A reminder, I do have the equipment to properly tune your Ducati through the factory O2 sensor port, exhaust, or cylinder tuning ports. This means there will be NO welding or cutting required to tune your Ducati.
Cost for the ECU Unleashed reflash is $549. It can be done with or without the bike. I will need JUST the ECU for 24hrs. Once the ECU is re-installed, the Power Commander individual cylinder tune on the dyno is $225. You are welcome to ride your bike down and be in the dyno, watching everything. I will show you and explain everything I do. Before and after print outs of horsepower, torque, speed, RPMS and air/fuel ratio will be included.