This bike came to us from the Ducati Owners Club secretary and was a straightforward job to ECU remap. We see a lot of these Multistradas, and his bike did feel terrible… we rode it before we started and noticed the throttle rails were sticky, plus it needed the throttle cables changing – a bargain at £26 the pair! This is not a BMW, it’s a Ducati, and the extended service intervals quoted for these things is a bit misleading.
Now another important detail to note; there’s the early model, with a single spark plug and the later with two. On the single spark model there were an awful lot of recalls and updates by the factory and it’s worth – before an ECU remap – to make sure all is up to date.
The owner’s been back in after the remap and has fallen back in love with his bike – it’s what he always wanted it to be after we’d sorted out his throttle rails, cables and fuelling. The later bikes, we find, need attention to fuelling and throttle maps.