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Offline Dans

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Any DDC Difference between 2015/16 and 2017/2018 Models?
« on: July 12, 2018, 02:38:09 AM »
Other than the 2015/16 model having soft, normal and hard setting vs. Road and Dynamic for the 2017/18 model, is there any difference in "feel" or performance between the two? 

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Re: Any DDC Difference between 2015/16 and 2017/2018 Models?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 09:50:39 AM »
You are comparing 2 totally different things.

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Re: Any DDC Difference between 2015/16 and 2017/2018 Models?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 10:50:09 AM »
As an owner of a 2017 bike w/ DDC I'll say I don't even notice a difference between road and dynamic modes, IMO the system was a huge waste of money. 

Consensus seems to suggest the previous modes were better (or at least more clearly defined).

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Re: Any DDC Difference between 2015/16 and 2017/2018 Models?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 12:36:20 PM »
I have a 2018. I weigh 200lbs and am 6'. My experience with my bike is that I feel a VERY different riding experience between Road and Dynamic suspension selections. I have always had sport bikes (lately) with very firm suspension (especially shocks). This background experience leads me to really notice how much softer or compliant my suspension is over bumps and rough patches on pavement (of which we have plenty here in Northern VA). Do I feel bumps? Yes. Is the initial "hit" and subsequent smoothing out more gradual and comfy? Yes!

When in dynamic suspension setting my bike handles bumps pretty much like my other sport bike rear shocks did which is to say I know why rear suspension is called a shock!

Dynamic suspension setting is probably great for on track or high speed cornering on smooth roads but so far that kind of riding is rare for me.

So ... am I glad my bike has a Road suspension setting option? Absolutely! I really notice a difference that makes riding more comfortable and thus enjoyable when riding on the "streets". Differences I have with other owners may be attributable to the lack of smooth and well paved roads I have to endure. Some are nice...many are not here.
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Re: Any DDC Difference between 2015/16 and 2017/2018 Models?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 10:46:49 PM »
Thanks Windy for your comments.  I have a 2018 S1000R and having a huge problem with my DDC.  I made the mistake of trying to set the Sag without having the engine on.   The DDC seems to be not working.  So I took my bike in and their reset the DDC, which should have brought the DDC back to working but didn't.  I found a post about the same problem and forwarded this info onto the dealer.  I have not heard back from them yet as to when to bring the bike back in.  But it got me thinking on why BMW changed the DDC from S/N/H to Road and Dynamic.  I am hoping they fix my DDC and it gets back to the way it was when I rode it out of the dealership.  I really though the suspension was awesome.

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Re: Any DDC Difference between 2015/16 and 2017/2018 Models?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 07:19:28 AM »
There is no issue if you set it with the ignition off. Just redo it with the ignition on. You don't need to start the engine!
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Re: Any DDC Difference between 2015/16 and 2017/2018 Models?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 10:27:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by zombie [+]
As an owner of a 2017 bike w/ DDC I'll say I don't even notice a difference between road and dynamic modes, IMO the system was a huge waste of money. 

Consensus seems to suggest the previous modes were better (or at least more clearly defined).

Have to agree with you. Would rather have suspension you can dial in with complete freedom.

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Re: Any DDC Difference between 2015/16 and 2017/2018 Models?
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 10:38:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jon_Dong [+]
Have to agree with you. Would rather have suspension you can dial in with complete freedom.

Something is wrong with your system if you cannot feel diference between Road and Dynamic DDC mode.

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Re: Any DDC Difference between 2015/16 and 2017/2018 Models?
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 10:49:33 PM »
It feels different but no better. Sorry, I can't help but feel the system is very gimmicky. It's ok, it isn't great by a long way. It's set up at 8mm on the front and 22mm on the rear and I'm bang in 88kg with gear on.

Don't think it's a patch on properly set up anologue shocks

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Re: Any DDC Difference between 2015/16 and 2017/2018 Models?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2018, 12:34:33 AM »
i'm a fat old geezer just got the bike do i have to set the electric suspension ride hight  or is it an auto thing . mind you my bike thinks it's 3 up anyway .

 


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