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Tips On How To Select The Sensitivity Level - Ducati Superbike 848evo Corse Owner's Manual

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Tips on how to select the sensitivity level

Warning
The 8 level settings of the DTC were calibrated
using tires of the same make, model and size as
those originally fitted on the motorcycle.
Using tires of a different size from the original tires
may alter the operating characteristics of the system.
In the case of minor differences, such as tires of a
different make and/or model than the original, but
with the same dimensions (rear = 180/55-17;
front = 120/70-17), it may be sufficient to select the
most suitable level setting from those available to
restore optimal system operation.
If tires of a different size class are used or if the tire
dimensions differ significantly from the original tires,
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 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 an additional 6
intermediate levels. The level of DTC intervention
decreases in equal steps from level 8 to level 1.
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When level 1, 2 or 3 is selected the DTC control unit
will allow the rear wheel to spin and also slide
sideways on exiting a corner; we recommend that
this setting is only used by very experienced riders on
the track.
The choice of the correct level depends on 3 main
variables:
1) The grip (type of tire, amount of tire 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 be necessary

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