2016+ Ducati 959 (Handheld Diagnostic Tool) With Stage 1

(1 customer review)



Get the most out of your 959

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Product Description




A new product to the market with 6+ years of testing.  Meant to complement our existing S1000RR success we picked the next most popular bike that has a big void in tuning. Our main priorities were offering an easy solution to those who want to load and go and have the best features enabled, and have the ability to work with current fuel and ignition device and add to the feature list for those who want to customize.

We started with the RACE ecu base, not the watered down US version, but the fully functional race ID’s for all the Ducati models.  This enables many features not found in a standard Ducati bike and then we took it many steps further.  We got rid of the vertical and horizontal fueling style and converted each ECU to an Alpha-N style fueling model for increases in power, response, and accurate fueling models.  After this we made several corrections and additions to the RACE ecu, based off common complaints and known issues with the mapping and driveability.  Lastly we dyno tuned the bikes for maximum power on all fuels in all weather, using the two exhausts we found through extensive testing to work best for power, Terminogi and Akrapovic,  along with stock and gutted cans.

We also designed our flashes to work with all other mapping devices on the market if you chose (RapidBike, PC5, Bazazz) but we offer so much more then fuel and ignition offset. While it does work with RapidBike units, we find that RapidBike is constantly trying to “learn out” our positive ridability changes. While they do work it is not ideal.


  • 4% power gain / 4% torque on pump fuel
  • Ability to ride bike at lower or mid rpms without bucking and jerking found in factory tune. Incredible changes in driveability.
  • Less aggressive ABS / DTC bike intervention for more experienced rider looking to shave seconds off their lap times
  • Flash in / flash out RACE / UP ECU (Racing EVO) for all models
  • RACE ABS / TC settings
  • Ignition Timing for almost every fuel
  • Full throttle limiters removed
  • Engine braking corrections in all modes
  • Removal of known flat spots from entire RPM range
  • Speed and rev limit adjusted for maximum power
  • Lambda limiter corrections
  • Throttle valve corrections
  • Adaptation to race fuels
  • Early “fan-on” temp to keep your bike cooler
  • Stronger idle speed to combat stalling on warm up.
  • Quick-shifter “kill times” reduced for faster shifting
  • Reshaped torque model for more power at all rpms part or full throttle
  • All RACE ECU and factory bike driveability quirks

Dyno Testing


Ducati 959 Dyno

**All in-house testing performed with 93 octane pump gas with same mods, unless otherwise stipulated. Usage of a lower octane will affect final HP numbers.**

Affirm Financing



Thoroughly tested by our own engineers, not just for its function but also durability.  We purposefully dropped this thing about 100 times just to make sure if you accidentally dropped it, it would still be a usable device.

So why buy it when you can just send in your ECU for flashing and spend less? Let’s see the breakdown.

NO DOWNTIME – No need to send in your ECU or remove it from your bike at all.  You order the handheld, it get’s delivered to you, you flash your bike.  You never miss a day of riding and no effort removing the ECU.

STORE MULTIPLE MAPS – When you send in your ECU, you only get one map.  You might be thinking, “why would I need more than one map?”.  Storing multiple maps means you’re able to flash for different fuels.  If you’re a serious track competitor, we can work with you to get you different mapping for different tracks.  If, for example, you’re add an exhaust to your stock bike, we can email you a file that takes the new exhaust into account with the changes you need to optimize your bike’s new modifications.

GO BACK TO STOCK ANYTIME – Not only can you store multiple race maps, you can also flash the original, stock file back into the bike at any time and for any reason.


Additional information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions10 × 11 × 11 in

1 review for 2016+ Ducati 959 (Handheld Diagnostic Tool) With Stage 1

  1. David Nixon

    The tablet is simple to use. Plug it in to the stock bike, it pulls the OEM programming and saves a copy. You then plug your BrenTune tablet into your PC and download that file to the PC, and email it to them. They send you a list of questions about what mods you run, how you like to ride, what fuel you plan to use and they send you a new map, which you copy to the tablet and then flash the ECU with that.

    Benefits are that you can restore the stock map to the bike for warranty work, with Ducati none the wiser. You can also pull diagnostic codes, and clear maintenance minders, rest the TPS, reset Adaptives, etc…

    So if you do your own service and oil changes and don’t want to have to pay a dealer an hour to turn off a light, you can do it yourself.

    Once we got the right map in there, the bike picked up power, about 4hp. Doesn’t sound like much, but 4HP for a stock bike is still 4hp. Also, the cooling fans come on at 200 and shut off when the bike gets down to 180, which will make a huge difference when you are sitting in traffic, roasting your boys… There are other tweaks and things pertaining to how the throttle bodies open up, throttle response, etc…

    Now, 4hp doesn’t sound like much and so I wasn’t expecting to feel much of a difference… I was wrong.

    It’s not like stepping up to an 1199, but you feel a real, tangible difference. The old map makes peak power and while just 4hp less, the motor checks out early and starts losing power before the rev limiter kicks in. The new map, not only gives you a few hundred RPM more rev, but the power STAYS there till it kicks in. It is as that point that you have 7hp more than stock… That extra kick at the top, YOU FEEL.

    Now, I would normally take that with a grain of salt and say, “Yeah, but that only really matters on track where you are up in that range anyway”…

    Except that my bike, never power wheelied in first until you get up in that 9k or so range, where the throttle bodies opened up and you got into the real power band.

    My bike today several times brought the front end up on it’s own, around 6k on the tach. It’s never done that before, and it did it twice when I was only like 75% throttle. That’s something I couldn’t deny, that isn’t showing on the dyno printout… It’s also starting to pick the front end up on it’s own in 2nd, which it never did before with my 230lbs plus gear ass on it.

    So I am aware of plecebo, this not being my first rodeo… it’s like my 24th motorcycle, so I know the drill… haha

    But the fact that it now pulls the front end up more often, in places that it never has, tells me there are some good things going on here now…

    Before it felt good, but it felt more like a slightly less refined GSX-R750…

    Now, it feels more raw, everything feels more… urgent. And there is absolutely more power on tap, delivered quicker. It feels less throttle by wire and more like my older Ducs felt where there was much more of a connection between your right wrist and what happens in the engine department.

    I have included the charts, but they don’t tell the whole story… not that 7hp more in that top corner isn’t a solid gain… but despite the charts saying the midrange power is the same, the front end coming up at only 6k RPM in first tells me that there is more going on than the charts are showing.

    At this point, we are really happy with the tune and the performance and I would recommend it. Sure, having a good tuner custom dyno it everywhere in the rev range would be more refined than a “canned” tune… but once we dialed in this map, my tuner looked at the results and was like, “Dude, at this point I would just leave it. I would feel bad charging you if you came to me and asked me to tune this and refine it, because I don’t see us really making any big improvements at this point. Just go ride the F out of it…”… haha

    So now it is riding like I feel it should have run out of the box, had the government nannies and lawyers not gotten their hands on it first… It picked up usable power, it’s far more aggressive and responsive, and I can now do more of my own services on the bike without voiding my warranty…

    Props to Chris at BrenTune for working with me to get this dialed in. Very happy now!

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  • “ Bike is running awesome and no out of the ordinary popping under load during downshifts at high rpm. My hats off to your team for making me feel like I have a personal tuner at my disposal. Really appreciate the quick turnaround to get me straight. I can definitely feel the extra power! ”

    Andy Young - Maryland Aug 28, 2018
  • “ This product is amazing.  I feel like I have a better version of my bike.  Like it should have come this way.  The throttle smoothness and even power band make it a joy to ride.  I no longer feel as if I'm riding a wild bronco lol. Thank you again, I didn't think that a L-twin could behave this well.  Also, your customer service is the best.  I could always reach you by email or phone.  I will tell everyone I know about this fantastic addition.  Keep up the great work, guys! ”

    Dan Martinez May 01, 2017
  • “ I have a 2015 S1000RR and was extremely skeptical when I heard about BT Moto and the power they got out of an ECU flash.  After speaking with the team at BrenTuning, all my hesitations were put to rest and I haven't stop winning first place trophies since! BELIEVE THE HYPE! ”

    Troy Gleason - California Jul 10, 2016
  • “ Bren and his team did an awesome job on my bmw s1000rr. Went from 179rwhp an 83 rwtq to 206 rwhp and 93rwtq. Customer service was great and I highly recommend them for any of y'all that want to make that power!! ”

    Paul Jackson - Texas Jul 10, 2016
  • “ Purchased the tune for my 2015 BMW S1000RR. Was skeptical at first and initially had a bunch of questions. Chris was very patient with me and answered them all. Had some problems after receiving my ecu back and Chris was very helpful in getting all my issues worked out. Bike runs fantastic. Definitely worth it. Thank you again guys for dealing with my questions and taking care of everything before and after the purchase. Fantastic customer service. ”

    Cody Hunsucker - Tennessee Jul 10, 2016
  • “ After doing some research it was obvious that BT Moto was the best option for tuning of my S1000RR. I wont go into details but after multiple overnighting of parts to me at no additional charge, I'm really impressed and satisfied with the end result and I haven't even tried out my race fuel tune yet! To top if off I received a random care package of goodies from Chris today. The customer service at BT Moto is probably the best I've received from any business I've dealt with. Their email response times are unreal as well, lol. Literally sometimes instantly, kinda weird. lol. I would recommend any and everyone to BT Moto for your S1000RR tuning solution. If anyone has any questions or are hesitant before purchasing, feel free to shoot me a message and I'll help / assist / give you a more detailed opinion on my experience as well. ”

    Trey Hull - Texas Jul 10, 2016
  • “ I have the Bren Tuning ECU flash on my 2015 BMW S1000RR and it is unbelievable how fast this bike is. This tune is the best thing I got for my bikes. I have also did the Bren Tune for my 2014 BMW S1000r for which it just made this bike really nice. Bren Tuning is the best. ”

    Darnell Edwards - Maryland Jul 10, 2016
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