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Ducati Diavel Owners Manual: Tips on how to select the sensitivity level

Warning


The 8 level settings of the dtc were calibrated using tyres of the same make, model and size as those originally fitted to the motorcycle.

The use of tyres of different size to the original tyres may alter the operating characteristics of the system.

In the case of minor differences, such as for example, tyres of a different make and/or model than the original, but with the same dimensions (rear = 240/45-17; front = 120/70-17), it may be sufficient to simply select the most suitable level setting from those available to restore optimal system operation.

If tyres of a different size class are used or if the tyre dimensions differ significantly from the original tyres, it may be that the system operation is affected to the point where none of the 8 available level settings will give satisfactory results.

In this case is it is advisable to deactivate the traction control system.

If level 8 is selected, the dtc control unit will kick in at the slightest hint that the rear wheel is starting to spin.

Between level 8 and level 1 there are a further 6 intermediate levels. The level of dtc intervention decreases in equal steps from level 8 to level 1.

Level 1 allows considerable spinning and requires constant and good grip to operate correctly; level 1 is thus recommended for expert users only and with excellent road conditions.

The choice of the correct level depends on 3 main variables:

  1. The grip (type of tyre, amount of tyre wear, the road/ track surface, weather conditions, etc.).
  2. The characteristics of the path/circuit (bends all taken at similar speeds or at very different speeds).
  3. The riding style (whether the rider has a "smooth" or a "rough" style).

The relation of the dtc intervention level to grip conditions: the choice of level setting depends greatly on the grip conditions of the track/circuit (see below, tips for use on the track and on the road).

The relation of the dtc intervention level to the circuit characteristics: if all the corners on the track/circuit can be taken at a similar speed, it will be easier to find an intervention level that is satisfactory for every bend; on the other hand, if the track has, for example, one corner that is much slower than all the others, it will necessary to find a compromise level (on the slow corner the dtc will tend to control more than on the faster corners).

The relation of the dtc intervention level to riding style: the dtc will tend to kick in more with a "smooth" riding style, where the bike is leaned over further, rather than with a "rough" style, where the bike is straightened up as quickly as possible when exiting a turn.

Dtc (ducati traction control) setting function
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Tips for use on the track
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