2020-2022 Ducati Panigale V2 Stage 1 W/ Handheld Diagnostic Tool



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2020+ DUCATI V2

The Ducati V2 is probably one of the most capable street bikes we have ever tested. Every aspect of this bike is AMAZING it’s an updated Ducati 959 at a steal of a price. At BT Moto, we take bikes that are already amazing and make them spectacular. The Ducati V2 is no exception.

Our work with the Panigale V4/1299/1199/959/899/848 Handheld Tuner has helped us develop what we consider the best upgrade you can get for your Panigale V2. We have found the refreshed 2020 V2 has a lot of positive changes, not only visually, but also on the software side. Remember we use factory information and reverse engineer we don’t use incomplete or cheap guessing “Race” editors like our competitors do.

We had to re-develop fuel map strategies from square one. Ignition maps and throttle mapping are also all new for 2021 Ducati V2. One of the big complaints for the V2 was the twitchy throttle that could make the bike buck in a corner along with the big torque HOLE from 4-8,000rpm. The next issue is the exhaust valve problem, bad start and idling, and low power at midrange due to extremely lean fueling.

At the moment we have mapping for: stock exhaust, Akrapovic, Arrow and Termignoni (Other mapping is possible based on our best guesses but recommend AFR confirmation post flashing)

What Does Stage 1 Include?

  • Correct fueling on both banks in “Alpha N” mode
  • Deceleration fuel cut off for all gears, the bike will no longer jerk from throttle inputs
  • Raise rev limiter
  • Raised torque limiters
  • Raised load limiters
  • Revised traction control and ABS
  • Ignition timing adjustments
  • Exhaust valve adjustments

Anyone that has the Akra up-map 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-map from Akra.

Why Is This The Best Upgrade You Can Buy?

Currently, there are only one option to flash the V2 and they it requires the purchase of an exhaust system. This option is mostly just fueling changes and can be dramatically improved upon. How do we know? We’ve tested all options extensively and can say with 100% confidence that our flash is superior in every way. The up-map flash option cannot be purchased independently without the purchase of an exhaust. So what do people with all other exhausts do? There’s nothing they can do at the moment. Our mapping is currently the only truly developed and tuned file using true Conti M4D Ducati function sheets and mapping accordingly, using our in-house motorcycle and dynometer and datalogging. Not just nudging numbers in generic editors, with no testing, like we see so many people do.

With or without an exhaust flash, we all know the Ducati V2 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:

  • There’s only one flashing options (Akra provided mapping) and they require you to spend thousands on a new exhaust system to go with them. Our product will work on all used systems, or used bikes, where you don’t need a VIN specific Up-Map. We are the ONLY stand alone flash option on the market!
  • Stalling for no reason during idle
  • Startup issues when exhaust is installed
  • Smoking issue and hard starting in all temperatures
  • Issues when exhaust is installed
  • Acceleration that isn’t smooth through the entire RPM range due to inaccurate AFR
  • Engine seems to struggle (lurch or jump through RPM range, 4000 – 8000 RPM) if too warm
  • Power that seems to level off (flatten) after 8,000 RPM

So What Do We Do About This?

After extensive R&D with our own, in-house, Ducati V2 and select “beta” testers, we can confidently say that we successfully addressed each issue and improved every performance aspect of the V2.

  • No more stalling at idle for no reason
  • Deceleration fuel cut off fixed (a BT only feature)
  • 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
  • No problematic Fault codes

Dyno Testing

The graph below represents a 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 with aftermarket exhaust. You can see how the power get extremely “jerky” in the low and mid-range RPM. If you look below the power graph you can clearly see the issue.  Without proper tuning the AFR (air/fuel ratio) spikes to 19.0:1. Something this lean (lack of proper fueling) is actually harmful to your motorcycle and may damage engine components after extended use.

STOCK = 135whp / 71wtq (pump gas with exhaust system)
STAGE 1 = 147whp / 77wtq (pump gas with exhaust system and BTM Stage 1)
STAGE 1 = 153whp / 80wtq (MR12 race fuel with exhaust system and BTM Stage 1)

TOTAL GAINS OVER STOCK = +18whp / +9wtq

V2 Dyno

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

Affirm Financing

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.



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
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    Troy Gleason - California Jul 10, 2016
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    Paul Jackson - Texas Jul 10, 2016
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    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. ”

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