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Moving Off; Braking - Ducati DIAVEL Owner's Manual

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Moving off

1) Disengage the clutch by squeezing the clutch
lever.
2) Push down the gear change lever firmly with the
tip of your foot to engage first gear.
3) Raise the engine revs by turning the throttle
twistgrip while gradually releasing the clutch
lever. The motorcycle will start moving off.
4) Release the clutch lever completely and
accelerate.
5) To shift up, close the throttle to slow down
engine, disengage the clutch, lift the gear change
lever and let go of clutch lever. To shift down,
proceed as follows: release the twistgrip, pull the
clutch lever, shortly speed up to help gears
synchronise, shift down (engage next lower
gear) and release the clutch.
The controls should be used correctly and timely:
when riding uphill do not hesitate to shift down as
soon as the motorcycle tends to slow down, so you
will avoid stressing the engine and the motorcycle
abnormally.
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Warning
Avoid harsh accelerations, as this may lead to
misfiring and transmission snatching. The clutch
lever should not be held in longer than necessary
after a gear is engaged, otherwise friction parts may
overheat and wear out.
Warning
Prolonged rearing could deactivate the ABS
system.

Braking

Slow down in time, shift down to engine-brake first
and then brake applying both brakes.
Pull the clutch lever before stopping the motorcycle,
to avoid sudden engine stop.

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