Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO)
The DTC EVO on the new Panigale V4 is based on an algorithm that makes its interventions more precise and quick.
The DTC EVO interfaces with the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) by constantly measuring the bike's angle and using this information to better judge the actions necessary to ensure ideal slipping of the rear tyre (depending on the DTC EVO level set).
Additionally, the DTC EVO provides for the intervention of throttle body valves as well as the management of advance firing and injection. In all situations where a rapid intervention of DTC EVO is not required, the use of throttle body valves makes it possible to maintain optimal combustion parameters, resulting in a more fluid intervention and response of the Desmosedici Stradale.
With simple traction control, when slipping of the rear tyre is detected the system will intervene to control it. When the grip returns to optimal levels, the system reduces its engagement until the slipping occurs again. And the cycle repeats. This translates into a chart in which the intervention oscillates around a theoretical ""line of ideal intervention"" that represents the traction limit. The DTC EVO reduces the magnitude of these oscillations by orienting the system to engage near the perfect line of intervention. This kind of behaviour is particularly advantageous as it interferes minimally with the dynamic balance of the motorcycle. Furthermore, the system is designed to be more robust and consistent, making it possible to maintain a constant and predictable behaviour even when the grip changes, as in the case of rear tyre wear.
In addition to the greater precision of intervention, when set to level ""1"" or ""2"", the DTC EVO adds a new function called ""spin on demand"" that allows the rider to control the bike at a level previously only achievable by expert or professional riders. Now, when the bike is cornering, the rider can use the throttle to request slippage that is greater than what is achieved with the normal level of intervention so that the motorcycle, pivoting on the front wheel, can oversteer the curve. The DTC EVO makes this possible while keeping the safety parameters under control, making it possible to oversteer with the rear wheel.