Ducati are offering owners of the 2015 and 2016 1299 Panigale models the chance to upgrade their machines to feature the newer Ducati Traction Control EVO (DCT EVO) system.
The DTC EVO system was developed based on research from the Ducati MotoGP and WSBK teams and is based on a software algorithm that makes system intervention faster and more precise. It works in conjunction with the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit to constantly evaluate the lean angle and allow the bike to calculate the intervention needed to enable the rear wheel to spin according to the DTC EVO setting.
The system was first introduced with the 1299 Panigale S Aniversario, introduced in the second half of 2016, before being offered as standard on the 2017 1299 Panigale and 1299 Panigale S models and the stunning new 1299 Superleggera and 1299 Panigale R Final Edition models too.
The system allows rider to ride with a better safety net that allows a more dynamic experience by constantly analysing the rear wheel spin and lean angle – only intervening to hold the bike in check when needed. Ducati claim the system to be ‘particularly advantageous in situations where grip changes, such as when the rear tyre becomes worn’.
The upgrade is available to all owners of the 2015 and 2016 models of the 1299 Panigale and will cost £373.67 including VAT. Fitting can be done at a Ducati dealership but it will cost extra, which may make some a little salty about the price – especially considering it’s a software upgrade.
For more information and to fit the system, contact your nearest Ducati dealership.
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