View Full Version : ATC and wheelies

04-23-2014, 10:37 AM
If I have the traction control on can I still do wheelies?

I have atc set to 1 at the moment and when ever I try and leave the line fast it starts to wheelie then the engine cuts. I am still under the 400km run in period, at 300 I think so I can't really test other wheelie situations as the revs are limited.

On the tuono even with wheelie control on you could still power wheelie in any gear. Do I need to ride with traction control off completely to be allowed to do even the smallest wheelies???? If so how do I turn it off? Menu?

04-23-2014, 04:45 PM
When stationary, scroll along till you get ATC and hit enter, hold left until it turns off. (I think thats right..) No fun with it on! :cigar:

04-23-2014, 07:24 PM
Ah ok. I will have to try that on the way home. This morning on the way into work had red and orange lights flashing at me. I think that was traction control and the bike complaining about me hitting the retarded low 6000rpm limit.

I don't understand why they didn't just make it like the Tuono version with wheelies and traction 2 different things. That allows you to wheelie and control your wheelspin. I guess i will just have to go back to controlling the wheelspin manually because you can't have a bike like this and stop it from doing wheelies. It is pretty intrusive in the way it stops you as well....i thought the engine was going to stall the 1st time.

70km to go till more POWAH!!!!!

04-23-2014, 07:26 PM
oh...and....DAMN this bike is so much FUN! Even with stupidly low power and no revs to play with it is UNREAL for tight twisty roads

04-23-2014, 08:26 PM
The orange light is probably ATC and red is probably shift light, ATC will be on solid when you turn ATC off. You can change the shift light from 6000rpm in the menu page to whatever you want, mine is on 8500rpm.

haha yep they're power delivery weapons! 70km you could do in under an hr, GO!

04-23-2014, 08:32 PM
do you know what the official redline is?

04-23-2014, 10:46 PM
People have said around 9,500-9,600

Have a read here for more rev limiter / shift light info - http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?260076-Rev-limiter&highlight=shift+light

04-24-2014, 12:12 AM
between 8500 and 9000 there is about 5-7hp on a dyno graph. So like you i think i will go for 8500, power drops off pretty sharp after 9000. Torque seems to peak at about 7600 and taper off to 9000. I think with exhaust and map to match there is more in the top end but i would still pick 8500.

Thanks heaps for your help mate.

04-27-2014, 07:01 PM
hit 400 on the weekend. Unfortunately it was anzac weekend and double demerit points so i couldn't really test out the engine...and traffic was heavy on the way to work.
Acceleration really doesn't wow me, but the bike does have 40 less hp than the Tuono. I will have to see if i can duck off for a quick run on some twisties during a lunch break. What revs do you guys clutch 2nds?