Will installing a PowerTRONIC make my bike faster?
Yes, the PowerTRONIC controls your fuelling and ignition to deliver optimal performance and throttle response throughout the rev range. You would see an increase in top speed with the PowerTRONIC but you can expect higher gains with improved airflow/exhaust combinations.
Does PowerTRONIC support Fuel and Ignition control?
Yes, PowerTRONIC comes standard with FUEL and IGNITION control for all bikes.
How easy is this to install?
If you’re someone who’s handy with tools, a look at the installation guide for your bike would be all the help you’d need. It might even be fun.
However, if you’d rather have your trusty mechanic do it, it shouldn’t take them more than 30 mins of their time. (Installation time would vary from bike to bike – a naked bike would be faster to install on.)
What does the PowerTRONIC connect to?
The PowerTRONIC connects to the Injector, Ignition coil, Crank Position Sensor, Throttle Position Sensor, GND – Ground | negative terminal of the battery.
What's in the box? Do I have to purchase the software/tuning cables separately?
The box contains the PowerTRONIC ECU, tuning cable, PowerTRONIC wiring harness (bike specific), stock coupler & CD. You would not have to purchase the tuning cables or software separately.
Does this ECU include traction control?
Yes! For help in setting up the traction control click here.
If I disconnect the battery or remove the unit will I loose the map burnt on the unit?
The map would remain intact even if the battery is disconnected or the unit is removed from the bike.
My unit was functioning perfectly until it suddenly started running rough. What could cause this?
Make sure all connections are secure, check the wiring harness for any damage (including the crimps on the connectors). Make sure the ground wire is connected to the negative terminal of the battery. Inspect the PowerTRONIC unit to see if you can see any expanded surface. If all seems in order drop us a mail at email@example.com
Should I connect the ground wire to the frame or to the negative terminal of the battery?
The ground wire should be connected according to the specific instructions for your particular bike. An improper ground could potentially cause connectivity issues.
Would riding in the rain damage my PowerTRONIC?
The PowerTRONIC is water resistant and is safe to use in the rain. That said please don’t take it in the tub with you!
Which bikes do you support? I don’t see my bike in the list, can you develop a unit for it?
For the list of bikes we support visit powertronic.racedynamics.com. We can develop a unit for your fuel injected bike if we have access to it at our headquarters in Bangalore.
Does the PowerTRONIC use the lambda sensor?
The PowerTRONIC will allows overall ignition control in all operating points, and fuel control in the open-loop region of the original vehicle operating characteristics. The original lambda remains, and will help run the bike at optimal AFRs in the cruising region. You would see a much better throttle response and dynamics engine characteristics, along with safer air-fuel ratios at non-cruising conditions.
The rev extend feature does not work on my bike. How can I fix this?
If your ECU has a CKP wire make sure the the wire is securely connected as the signal is required for the rev extend feature to work. When the ECU is connected to your bike as well as the PC, in the RTune software under ‘Crank Signal Type’ you should see the number of teeth. If this value is not shown you would have to recheck the CKP connection.
For heavily modified bikes you might have to check the map in order to avoid running too rich which would prevent you from having an extended rev.
We do not support rev extend on quad cylinder ECUs.
Do I have to remove the unit before taking my bike in for service?
We recommend that the PowerTRONIC should be unplugged before taking the bike for service (using the stock coupler would not work) so that the service engineer can inspect and service a stock bike. The PowerTRONIC leaves no trace of its use once it has been unplugged.
Can I avail a demo of this product ?
You can avail a demo at any of our dealers. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a dealer in your proximity we cannot provide a demo.
Is the quick shifter compatible with my PowerTRONIC ?
The quick shifter is compatible with all current PowerTRONIC units sold. If you have an old unit do drop in a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall confirm the same. Units with serial numbers PTPBDH… or PTPBQS… would be quickshifter compatible.
How does the quick shifter work?
We offer a piezoelectric load cell that detects when you wish to upshift. An instantaneous ignition cut allows the gearbox to unload for a seamless upshift. There is no need to modify the shift rod and installation would take less than 5 mins to complete. To set up the quickshifter visit our downloads section and download the manual available.
How fast can I shift with the quick shifter?
Normal shifting using the clutch would take ~900 ms while shift time with the quick shifter would be ~250 ms.
How do I install/use the software? What OS is it compatible with?
How do I tune individual maps? How do I load two maps on the PowerTRONIC?
You can tune individual maps by going to the Fuel 1/ Ignition 1 or Fuel 2/Ignition 2 tab depending on which map you wish to modify. A map by default contains values for both map 1 as well as map 2. Loading a map would populate both the fuel and ignition tables for both the maps.
How can you switch between the two on board maps? Can I change the maps on board?
On board dual maps can be switched using the supplied map switch connector. You can change maps using the RTune tuning software.
What is the difference between Receive, Send and Burn?
Receive would read the map currently loaded on the PowerTRONIC. Send would temporarily transfer the map from the RTune software to the PowerTRONIC while Burn would make the map permanent. You would need to first send and then burn the map.
What does the Auto Calibrate feature do?
For PowerTRONIC ECUs with a TPS input you can use the Auto Calibrate feature to calibrate the TPS settings. TPS is an alternative method for load estimation and gives better performance at part throttle. To set up the Auto Calibrate you can use the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXnSl7gzYtw
When should I calibrate the throttle in the RTune software?
Throttle calibration lets the powerTRONIC understand the throttle signal type, this is required for better response, smoother power delivery and seamless RPM increase transition points. Throttle calibration gives much better control over power delivery with respect to throttle position, especially when cornering.
What are firmware updates for? Where can I get them? How would I know if my ECU is compatible for an update?
Firmware updates are issued from time to time to resolve bugs that we discover. Although your ECU may work perfectly fine we recommend that the unit should be updated to prevent issues in the future. When a firmware update is released we shall notify you about the same. You can also check if your ECU is eligible for an update by visiting the ‘Downloads’ section of our website powertronic.racedynamics.com
Is there a way I can read lock maps that I create?
The ‘Read Lock’ feature is available in the RTune software to protect your map.
I want a custom map for my modifications, how can I get one? I don’t have any tuning experience.
For obvious reasons there is no way for us to have maps with every possible aftermarket product. You can try out the maps listed on our website and use the one you prefer as the base map to begin tuning. For basic modifications such as exhaust or air filter modifications our base maps would give you an improvement in performance.
How can I pay for the product?
For overseas customers we accept payment via PayPal only. If you are located in India you can purchase the product from Amazon India. If you have a dealer in your vicinity you can contact them directly for any sales enquiries.
How will you ship the product to me? What is the expected time for delivery?
For overseas customers: We ship all units via DHL Express/FedEx with delivery within 5 to 7 days.
For Indian Customers: Orders placed via Amazon shall be shipped either by Amazon/DTDC Plus or Professional Courier.
Which countries is PowerTRONIC available in?
Powertronic is available GLOBALLY . We have a network of dealers offering direct sales and support . For locations not covered by dealers, we ship across the globe through our courier partners. To view our dealer network click here
Would there be extra charges applicable on delivery?
Any custom charges would have to be borne by the receiver on delivery, please contact your local Customs Office for the required fees as the same would vary from region to region.
What is the warranty coverage on the device?
PowerTRONIC is covered by a one year replacement warranty against manufacturing defects.
My bike does not start after connecting PowerTRONIC, what do I do?
Go through the flowchart available here. If you are unable to diagnose the issue do get in touch with us and we shall assist you.