Ducati Multistrada V4

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  1. brianpc

    brianpc Long timer Supporter

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    It's only a dickheaded response because it's a more complex answer than "go check the dealer's site" - since you don't seem to own a V4S (judging by your signature?) read on and be informed.

    Yes you can buy tyre pressure (TPMS) sensors for the Multistrada, IIRC they're about $200 USD each. There are separate part numbers for the sensors depending on if you have cast vs. spoked wheels. Part numbers for each are:

    96680672A - cast
    96680921A - spoked

    AFAIK the Multi does not come from the factory with these sensors on the wheels. I bought my '21 V4S Sport (or "Full", whatever it's called) which is fully optioned but did not come with them installed - the 2022s may have them on the wheels, but I don't know.
    There's also a software activation required for the sensors and dash display enablement and I don't know if this is charged a full hour of labor by the dealer, but you'll need this done at the time of sensor install on the wheels - maybe best to wait when you're getting new tires.

    Also the dash readout is only in BAR (not PSI), but if you're spelling tire "tyre", that may be ok for you. :) Hope this helps.
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  2. DucSyd

    DucSyd Been here awhile

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    I have a V4S and they don’t come with tyre pressure sensors as standard they are an option.
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  3. Rsquared

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    Traded the GS for this one, and I have a couple of questions:
    Which crash bars? I’m looking at the Ducati bars and the SW Motech. Any others?

    Are there any spare 12 volt circuits switched on with the ignition?

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  4. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    12 nav pigtail hidden behind RS of dash, two powerlet sockets.

    I run without crash bars, so haven't looked at offerings.
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  5. Rebelheart

    Rebelheart Adventurer

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    Thank you for information, much obliged :)
  6. brianpc

    brianpc Long timer Supporter

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    Speaking of TPMS: Would I be an a-hole if I asked my dealer to be present when they pop the tires off the wheels to see if there's TPMS sensors on the bike already? I really want to know.
  7. motocopter

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    Is it possible to determine if TPMS sensors are present by the look of the valve stem?
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    Maybe a flash light and magnifying glass and look for any marks or writing? If they arent 90 degree stems you could unscrew the valve and try to push a thin wire in. Should go right in with no TPMS?
  9. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Are you postulating that Ducati installed the sensors on all bikes (like the RADAR hardware) and that they merely need to be activated in the system?
  10. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    Not at all. Just a straight forward question. Do you have an answer?
  11. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    No, I don't have an answer.
  12. brianpc

    brianpc Long timer Supporter

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    I am postulating this, yes, only because I don't know for sure, but I was told by the dealer they don't.
    However, KTM / BMW equip sensors on high-optioned bikes at the factory, and Ducati said the early V4S bikes would be fully optioned bikes and no base models, so it's possible.
    Also I took a couple photos of the angled valve stems and compared them to the sensors and it looks similar? I don't know.

    Part of me presumes that Ducati would nickel-dime and not go extra and equip sensors on any bikes ($400 for 2 sensors spent so far and they're neat desk decorations currently!) but the other part of me thinks they could be on there and just require the software enablement to function and I'd be stuck with extra sensors? Haha.
    I'm usually not this pessimistic but I was also trying to find out definitively if there were TPMS sensors installed on the bike from the factory and nobody could tell me one way or the other, for sure, when I bought it.
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  13. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    From what I can tell (disclaimer!) the TPMS valve stems have a metal cap, and it appears to my untrained eye that the stems are at a true right angle (90 degrees) from the valve body, while the B19 marked units on my V4S have plastic caps and the stems are angled slightly upward.
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  14. brianpc

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    Do both have the gray wide base? That's what made me suspect the possibility - the stems on my bike have that wide gray base that it seems like the TPMS sensors have also. I'll check mine if they're angled slightly upward or not but they don't appear so. I'm currently running the FOBO TPMS caps and they're sticking out at a right angle.
  15. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    AFAICT, yes, they both have a gray wide base. The valve stem hole in the spoked wheels (which I have) is fairly large.
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  16. hypersports

    hypersports Been here awhile

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    I can't believe this bike doesn't have them already installed from the factory and everything enabled as soon as you buy it. Also can't believe that you can't get answers about this stuff, weird.
  17. brianpc

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    Neither could I. Seeing from your sig that you own a 2020 KTM SDGT, I helpfully told the dealer and service tech that KTM and BMW have no issues rolling bikes from the factory with sensors installed (and sometimes even enabled already), and those bikes are much cheaper. :) Never had this much PITA with TPMS on the last 2 brand new bikes I've bought (1290 GT and R1200GS).

    I complained about it on my "Multistrada experience feedback" form I got from Ducati NA, but I have little faith in that actually yielding a positive outcome or improvement.
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    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    That's quite the man cave you got there!
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