2) For any gearshift request (up or down) the rider
has to move the shift lever from its idle position
in the desired direction against the force of the
spring through a certain over-travel, then keep
the shift lever in this position until the gearshift
is completed. Once the gearshift has been
completed, the lever has to be fully released in
order to allow another gearshift acted by Ducati
Quick Shift. If the rider does not move the shift
lever up to end stroke during a Ducati Quick
Shift request, gears may not be fully engaged.
Ducati Quick Shift provides no assistance for the
gearshift if the rider uses the clutch lever: the
Ducati Quick Shift does not work when the
clutch lever is pulled.
4) Ducati Quick Shift will shift down only when the
throttle control is completely closed.
5) If the Ducati Quick Shift strategy does not work
it is always possible to complete the gear
shifting using the clutch lever.
6) If the gear lever is held pressed up or down for
more than 30 seconds (even if just by accident) a
plausibility error can be memorised in the
electronic control unit and the Ducati Quick
Shift system could be disabled; in this case, a
simple key-off and key-on cycle will reactivate
Ducati Quick Shift is designed to operate above
8) No matter the gear engaged, downshifting with
Ducati Quick Shift only woks below a set
threshold, so as to avoid exceeding the
maximum rpm allowed when the lower gear is
9) It is not possible to downshift using the DQS
when the Cruise Control is on.