All true I'm afraid...
My tour buddy 'Up North' bought the all new Pikes Peak late last year and racked up around 1500 faultless miles before garaging the bike for winter.
Fast forward to our 'warm' spell in March and after a week suffering at work, Saturday finally came and new textiles donned and bike wheeled out to:
Display came alive as expected but no fuel pump noise and bike would not even turn over
Dealership were at an initial loss and the few things they suggested to try all failed, so the bike had to be recovered to their workshops.
Apparently, the bikes 'brain' had gone to sleep.
A Ducati service update has recently been issued with regards to this. Apparently, the key fob has a special reset button that has to be activated against the head of the instrument cluster and the bike will magically come back to life.
I'd HATE the idea of living with a bike with what to me, is an undiagnosed fault that could leave the bike stranded.
"Thats the price of Euro technology" - maybe, not for me then.