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Stiletto
01-25-2018, 05:20 PM
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/ducati/2018-ducati-panigale-v4-first-ride-review-10-things-you-need-to-know.html


The new Ducati Panigale roadbike laps within 5 seconds of the Ducati Moto GP racebike at Valencia without a Moto GP rider on board.
The orange light on the dash is the traction control cutting in.




https://youtu.be/fih5se12B4w

Art Haberland
01-25-2018, 05:23 PM
traction control on a bike. Now that is a good idea. One of my co-workers has a Duc, nice silver one. He loves the thing to death

The Bigfella
01-25-2018, 06:01 PM
Nice ride.

What a woeful dashboard on that bike though.

Stiletto
01-25-2018, 06:41 PM
Nice ride.

What a woeful dashboard on that bike though.

It is interesting you should say that, as the reviewer reckoned it was one of the clearest and easiest to use he had seen.

Reynard38
01-25-2018, 06:46 PM
I don’t think that rider spent a lot of time looking at the dash.
I loved my old Duc.

Lew Barrett
01-25-2018, 06:48 PM
They've been doing TFT instrumentation for five or six years now, nothing new there for Ducati. 14.5K redline, 230 HP. I'll be at COTA this April for the Moto GP and staying at the Corse Ducati hotel. There's bound to be some interesting things.

Art Haberland
01-25-2018, 07:10 PM
Nice ride.

What a woeful dashboard on that bike though.

what's so woeful about it? It's basically a screen that looks like it can take some configuring to look how you want it. I would imagine it can also highlight malfunctions too, even if those gages are not currently visible. Ducati has always been a forward looking and high-tech company, this dashboard fits in with their methods

The Bigfella
01-25-2018, 11:53 PM
It is interesting you should say that, as the reviewer reckoned it was one of the clearest and easiest to use he had seen.

I appreciate the yellow and red changes around the rev counter (something BMW has been doing for about 20 years), but you have to struggle to see the needle. The speed is a bit lost in all that display too... meaning you have to search for it (not such an issue on the track).

Jim Bow
01-26-2018, 12:58 AM
How 'bout a Vincati?
http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/vincati_4.jpg

Lew Barrett
01-26-2018, 01:00 AM
The thing has a lap timer and a GPS implementation to help sight the track. It's impossible to do those sorts of things with a standard display. I think the recent TFT displays they're employing aren't as tidy and pleasing to look at as the individually instrumented ones we like on vintage bikes but in addition to the usual stuff they do so much more. Also required is the clock, mode/map switching indications, various temperature displays and of course all the set up items that have too be accessed through the menu displays. It's the only way to get the job done.

However, Ducati's LED and TFT displays have been ongoing sources of trouble for a lot of the bikes that use them. Presumably they've done a better job with these since they have more experience with it now. That bike also has integration for a smart phone, etc. They've been doing without round dials (except for the Scrambler sub marque) for years now.

PeterSibley
01-26-2018, 02:33 AM
The Ducati ''variant'' I'd buy now. Not available in Australia.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX-Z4-1d0pw

wizbang 13
01-26-2018, 07:30 AM
Here's mine....
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1408/5169543135_2b477a75fa_z_d.jpg

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-26-2018, 07:42 AM
The thing has a lap timer and a GPS implementation to help sight the track. It's impossible to do those sorts of things with a standard display. I think the recent TFT displays they're employing aren't as tidy and pleasing to look at as the individually instrumented ones we like on vintage bikes but in addition to the usual stuff they do so much more. Also required is the clock, mode/map switching indications, various temperature displays and of course all the set up items that have too be accessed through the menu displays. It's the only way to get the job done.

However, Ducati's LED and TFT displays have been ongoing sources of trouble for a lot of the bikes that use them. Presumably they've done a better job with these since they have more experience with it now. That bike also has integration for a smart phone, etc. They've been doing without round dials (except for the Scrambler sub marque) for years now.

You might wonder need why they fit a display at all, a Bluetooth connection an a smartphone app ought to do everything you need.