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Do the new Scramblers have the same snatchy throttle as the older ones? Reason I ask is that I took mine for its Desmo service and was just asking the dealer how he found the bike and whether new owners had problems with stiff suspension/snatchy throttle as was widely experienced with last year's models.

He told me he found the bike to be soft in both throttle and suspension, so I wondered if Ducati had tweaked anything. When I went to pick up the bike, he asked me if I'd had it remapped as it has really sharp acceleration and goes like the clappers! I said no that's how it's always been, aren't they all like that? To which he replied no! So just wondering .. :huh:
 

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You should of grabbed a ride on their demo for a comparison?
Personally I love the response of my 2015 bike,but it does catch me out on rare occasions,although I wouldn't want to change it for something softer.Each to their own though.
 

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My 16 has a responsive throttle, but it was made in late 15. When I bought it they said there was a engine control unit update they had to do. Has your dealer checked for software updates? I think they do that during the service, but maybe some don't.

Have you considered a boosterplug? It does tame the throttle some.
 

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My bike is a 2016 model and during the first couple of weeks, and couple of hundred miles of ownership I hated the throttle response.
It was way too snatchy and didn't inspire any confidence at all.

I ride the bike everyday and have noticed everything bedding in nicely and the bike loosening up over the following 1000+ miles I've done.
I have to say that there is zero snatchyness from the throttle, and I love its response!

Now that may be due to me riding it daily and getting used to its snatchyness and compensating my riding style to take it in to account?
Or it could be down to the mileage increasing on the bike and it bedding in?

Who knows? All I know is that I love every single mile I do on this little bruiser.

By the way, if anyone in the north east of England do have an issue with their throttle response / snatchyness. I am more than happy to meet up for a ride out and for you to have a ride of mine to compare back to back with your bike.
 

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My bike is a 2016 model and during the first couple of weeks, and couple of hundred miles of ownership I hated the throttle response.
It was way too snatchy and didn't inspire any confidence at all.

I ride the bike everyday and have noticed everything bedding in nicely and the bike loosening up over the following 1000+ miles I've done.
I have to say that there is zero snatchyness from the throttle, and I love its response!

Now that may be due to me riding it daily and getting used to its snatchyness and compensating my riding style to take it in to account?
Or it could be down to the mileage increasing on the bike and it bedding in?

Who knows? All I know is that I love every single mile I do on this little bruiser.

By the way, if anyone in the north east of England do have an issue with their throttle response / snatchyness. I am more than happy to meet up for a ride out and for you to have a ride of mine to compare back to back with your bike.

^ Pretty much my experience mate.
 

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I'm actually not too bothered about it, I've got used to it! I was just wondering if the later bikes had the same quirk :)
I didn't want to get used to it...here's what I did and the problem is all but gone...G2 Throttle Tamer [click on link for my forum post].
 

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I demo'd an Icon when they came out. Throttle was dangerously jerky deal breaker. Waited 1yr, sales guy let me test a Full Throttle & it was way better. Then he let me try the Flat Track Pro...perfect & I bought it that day. The throttle is as forgiving & friendly as any bike I've ridden in 35yrs of riding. So happy I gave the Scrambler a second try because it is the best bike I've ever ridden for around town & back roads.
 

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I wonder if this throttle response has to do with the exhaust, since all other parts are the same. I have the G2 Throttle tamer, booster-plug and competition werkes exhaust and the throttle finally feels well sorted, with an occasional jerk here and there.
 

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My 2016 Italia Indep. is hardly snatchy, but I've sure tried better throttles. Hoping mine wears in eventually.
 

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It's a Myth! All down to hand coordination. You have to train your hand and brain.
Not trying to be dismissive of people's experiences - I'm sure many of the people with this complaint have plenty of experience to draw upon in making their assessment of the throttle. That said, one of the workers from the dealership I bought my bike from, someone who has had a chance to try out many different Scramblers, said something similar. He said something about people probably just being used to revving hard on throttles, making it more about their expectations. Of course, it's difficult to ignore the complaints that come from people who ride bikes with bigger engines.
 

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My throttle was very poor when I first bought the bike, extremely snatchy and most unlike my Monster which it replaced...I tried the G2 throttle trainer and that was ok but what really smoothed it out for me was the booster plug, fitted that a couple of months ago and took the G2 off, it's great now and even sounds better!
 

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Can confirm the throttle is now so much smoother following a Rexxer remap.

From off throttle to on is much less dramatic and the throttle response is now much more linear and predictable.
Bike as a whole feels much smoother.
 

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I just got the Rexxer 2 weeks ago.. I'm happy to report that I also experience a smoother throttle more linear.. But now I get to 8000 rpm without even feeling it. Unlike before, after 4000 rpm I feel like there is a turbo that kicks in. Good but sometimes catches me off guard. Now I get to 8000 without feeling anything. What's our max RPM anyway?

Definitely less backfire than previous. Note, that I've have installed an aftermarket slip on and omitted the catalytic converter since the first week of owning my Icon (June 2015).

I believe the scathing engine heat has been reduced. But I cannot objectively say if it has. (I should have measured the engine heat through all my upgrades, oh well.)

I disconnected my O2 sensors as advised by David @Rexxer. I am waiting for my eBay O2 sensor eliminator kit to arrive so I can tidy up the wiring.

David also told me I should be using 91 RON Octane now.. He told me that anything higher isn't really needed. Even went as far as to say 91 Octane would provide better performance (Skeptical). He advised me not to upgrade my air filter to a race filter, saying that their tests have not demonstrated any significant performance from a race filter just louder intake engine noise.

I'm not a mechanic so I'm just gonna listen and learn from the experts.

To summarize my snatchy throttle experience:

Bone Stock Icon was snatchy.
Swapped handlebar to Renthal Ultra Low, less snatchy because my body weight shifted forward.
Slip on exhaust and no cat.. Much smoother but engine was leaner with more backfire and turbo felt at >4000rpm.
Rexxer... Smooth... Maybe too smooth?!?
 
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