2018-2019 Ducati V4 / V4S / Speciale Handheld Diagnostic Tool (Stage 1)



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The Ducati V4 is probably one of the most capable street bikes we have ever tested. Every aspect of this bike is AMAZING. At BT Moto, we take bikes that are already amazing and make them spectacular. The Ducati V4 is no exception. Our work with the Panigale 1299/1199/959/899/848 Handheld Tuner has helped us develop what we consider the best upgrade you can get for your Panigale V4.

What Does Stage 1 Include?

  • Correct fueling on both banks in “Alpha N” mode
  • Raise or lower rev limits
  • Unlock startup dash message to read “Racing Pro” (Like Termi and Akra Flashes do on full system maps)
  • Raised torque limiters
  • Raised load limiters
  • Ignition timing adjustments

Anyone that has the Akra or Termi up-maps will say the bike feels a lot more lively than stock. So how does our Stage 1 flash compare? Beta testers and our own R&D reveal a VAST improvement over the stock map and even the up-maps from Termi or Akra. In any case the difference is vast.

Why Is This The Best Upgrade You Can Buy?

Currently, there are only two options to flash the V4 and they both require the purchase of a FULL exhaust. Both of those options are mostly just fueling changes and both can be VASTLY improved upon. How do we know? We’ve tested both of those options extensively and can say with 100% confidence that our flash is superior in every way. Both of the flash options cannot be purchased independently without the purchase of the exhaust. So what do people that have slip-on exhaust do? There’s nothing they can do at the moment. Our handheld is the only option for people looking for a flash without the purchase of an exhaust.

With or without an exhaust flash, we all know the Ducati V4 is a great bike! We also know it isn’t perfect. Issues that we’ve tested ourselves and what customers have reported include the following:

  •  ONLY stand alone flash option on the market! There’s only two other flashes (Termi and Akra) and they require you to spend thousands on a new exhaust system. This product will work on all used system, or used bikes, where you don’t need a Vin specific Up-Map
  • Stalling for no reason during idle
  • Startup issues when exhaust is installed
  • Issues when exhaust is installed
  • Acceleration that isn’t smooth through the entire RPM range
  • Engine seems to struggle (lurch or jump through RPM range) if too warm
  • Power that seems to level off (flatten) after 10,000 RPM

So What Do We Do About This?

After extensive R&D with our own, in-house, Ducati V4 and select “beta” testers, we can confidently say that we successfully addressed each issue and improved every performance aspect of the V4.

  • No more stalling at idle for no reason
  • No startup issues with exhaust installed
  • Acceleration is now smooth through the entire RPM range
  • Engine performs the same with the engine warm or hot
  • Removing the software throttle restrictions allows the V4 to pull hard to redline. Any wide open throttle pulls after 10,000 RPM and you better hold on tight


Our friends in Bahrain independently dyno tested a Ducati V4.  This test was done before our flashing and after our flashing.  No other modifications were done.  All done same day, back to back.

RED LINE: Baseline with Akrapovic Flash (181whp/82wtq)
BLUE LINE: BreTuning Moto Flash with same pump gas (192whp/86wtq)
ORANGE LINE: BT Moto Flash with MR12 Racing Fuel (200whp/90wtq)

Total gain of 19whp and 8wtq

**All in-house testing performed with 93 octane pump gas. Usage of a lower octane will yield smaller power gains.**

But I Already Have A Flash That Came With My Exhaust. Why Do I Need This?

When you buy an Akrapovic full system you get a map from the dealer to upload. You are not allowed to upload this yourself.  Only a dealer can do this after verifying VIN and purchase. The flash is very basic. Rev limit is increased, AFR (air fuel ratio) is changed to accommodate the new exhaust and the ignition map is altered. Our testing found that there wasn’t really a lot of research done on these changes and MUCH could be improved upon. There’s no available updates or changes (should you decide to upgrade more engine components) and it’s made for pump fuel only.

When you buy a Termignoni full system you get a bluetooth dongle called a “T800”. Unlike the Akrapovic flash, the Termi flash has even less change and is more basic then the Akrapovic. However, you’re able to install the flash yourself. There’s no updates or changes (should you decide to upgrade more engine components) and it’s made for pump fuel only. From the people we spoke with and our own testing, many users reported they are not satisfied with the Termi flash rideability.

Do You Have A Slip-On System? No Support For You!

There is absolutely NO support for ANY slip-on system or any second hand full exhaust system! If you switch systems this can cause a headache and most of the fuel devices or flashes on the market that claim to be in development have all but been abandon.

When you buy any slip on system, including: Akrapovic, SC Project, AR Racing, Arrow, etc. There is NO tuning or flash solution. This means you get an exhaust issues, a 20hp/tq loss down low from lack of fuel (lean!). Fueling is so bad that some riders have gone back to stock. The bike surges and feels like something is wrong (because something IS wrong).

Our handheld tuner allows the user the ability to use a slip-on or full system. We have extensively tested MANY exhaust systems and gathered data on what fueling changes to make. We also accommodate for multiple mod combinations and even different fuels! (91/93/100/MR12). Our Stage 1 flash will make you fall in love with your bike all over again.  See below for AFR mapping infograph.

**SC Project and Termignoni may have few rideability issues, as this is a known factor with these systems**

**Short exhausts like SC Project, for example, require the use of baffles to maintain good rideability and optimal performance**

Accelerating, Stage 1 Ducati V4 Flash

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


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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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