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Firstly, I just brought home my red Icon yesterday :)

But I have a question or concern about the ambient air temperature reading displaying 44'C. Because my weather reported yesterday was only 34'C. Where is the sensor located? Is this a normal reading?

PS: I'm from Manila, Philippines.
 

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There was mention in the owners manual in regard to if the bike has been stopped or traveling slow after running that it may report a higher outside temp then actual. I'm betting thats all it is.
 

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Thank you for the feedback. I did read the same thing and felt it would be so. I guess the sensor is so close to the engine it gets a false high reading. I've read that many other motorcycles temperature sensors are located near the air intake valve so the ECU can have the most accurate information and calculate the proper air fuel mixture accordingly.

Speaking of the engine.. Wow, it gets scorching hot in slow moving traffic or idle. But then again.. That's for another discussion.
 

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Thank you for the feedback. I did read the same thing and felt it would be so. I guess the sensor is so close to the engine it gets a false high reading. I've read that many other motorcycles temperature sensors are located near the air intake valve so the ECU can have the most accurate information and calculate the proper air fuel mixture accordingly.

Speaking of the engine.. Wow, it gets scorching hot in slow moving traffic or idle. But then again.. That's for another discussion.
The air box has it's own sensor that measures temp. and volume. Many bikes especially from Japan have the ambient sensor in the tail and doesn't have much/any relevance to the engine mixture. I've had the tail in pieces on my Scrambler and don't recall seeing the sensor, then again I wasn't really looking so may have missed it.
 

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Thank you for the feedback. I did read the same thing and felt it would be so. I guess the sensor is so close to the engine it gets a false high reading. I've read that many other motorcycles temperature sensors are located near the air intake valve so the ECU can have the most accurate information and calculate the proper air fuel mixture accordingly.

Speaking of the engine.. Wow, it gets scorching hot in slow moving traffic or idle. But then again.. That's for another discussion.
I've noticed in slow moving or stopped traffic that I can definitely feel the heat coming off but I have to be honest compared to my 2009 Concours 14 its almost non existent in comparison. I used to BBQ ribs on my way home with that one when the temp was in the 80s or above.
 

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I haven't a clue how it works sorry :rolleyes:

But I do wish mine would go a lot higher, ;) here in my part of the world we could do with some global warming before winter sets in :D
 

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It's no different to any other bike tbh
Hehe.. I've been riding sub 250cc only so never got that massive furnace underneath me experience. I guess it is greatly amplified in my tropical equator climate + stupid Metro Manila traffic.
 

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No problems with my 180bhp Superduke V-twin ?? but due to the way Ducati has chosen to route the rear down pipe the heat is definitely a problem with the newer models, but not so much that I've stopped buying them.
 
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