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   Summary of Contents for Ducati MONSTER 821 2016

  • Page 1 Owner’s manual...
  • Page 2 Although the manual includes fully updated information at the time of print, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. therefore reserves the right to make changes without prior notification or without incurring obligations. For this reason, you may note discrepancies when comparing some illustrations with your motorcycle.
  • Page 3 Owner's manual US/CANADA...
  • Page 4 We'd like to welcome you among Ducati enthusiasts and congratulate you on your excellent choice of motorcycle. We imagine you'll be riding your Ducati motorcycle for long trips as well as short daily excursions. Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. wishes you smooth and enjoyable riding.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    California emission control warranty statement Your warranty rights and obligations Manufacturer's warranty coverage Owner's warranty responsibilities: California evaporation emission system Ducati limited warranty on emission control system Introduction Safety guidelines Instrument Panel (Dashboard) Warning symbols used in the manual. Display settings and functions...
  • Page 6 Trip meter 1 (TRIP A) Customizing the Riding Mode: ABS setting Trip meter 2 (TRIP B) Customizing the Riding Mode: restoring default Partial fuel reserve counter (TRIP FUEL) settings (ALL DEFAULT) Trip time Customizing the Riding Mode: Restoring default Clock settings Menu 2 functions Battery voltage...
  • Page 7 Left-hand switch Moving off Clutch lever Braking Righthand switch Stopping the motorcycle Throttle twistgrip Refueling Front brake lever Parking Rear brake pedal Tool kit and accessories Gear change pedal Adjusting the position of the gearchange and rear Main maintenance operations brake pedals Checking coolant level and topping up, if necessary...
  • Page 8 Cleaning the motorcycle Suspensions Storing the motorcycle Exhaust system Important notes Available colors Electrical system Maintenance Routine maintenance record Scheduled maintenance chart: operations to be performed by the Dealer Routine maintenance record Scheduled maintenance chart: operations to be performed by the customer Technical data Weights Overall dimensions...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    Ducati may lead to the In the Owner's Manual you'll find instructions for invalidation of the Warranty, besides potential performing small maintenance procedures.
  • Page 10: Warning Symbols Used In The Manual

    to obtain all information regarding a correct use and The terms RIGHT and LEFT are referred to the maintenance. If you have any doubts or questions, motorcycle viewed from the riding position. consult a Dealer or Authorized Service Center. Warning symbols used in the manual. Different forms of information regarding potential hazards that may affect you or others have been used.
  • Page 11: Permitted Use

    This motorcycle carries the rider and can carry a passenger after the supplied kit is installed. It can only be installed at a Ducati Dealer or authorized Service Center.
  • Page 12: Rider's Obligation

    Rider's obligation Attention All riders must hold a driver's license. Some medications may induce sleepiness or other effects that impair reflexes and the ability of the Attention rider to control the motorcycle, which may lead to accident. Riding without a license is illegal and punishable by law.
  • Page 13 Attention 1) the removal or rendering inoperative by any person, other than for purposes of maintenance, Failure to be wearing a helmet in case of repair, or replacement, of any device or element accident increases the chance of serious injury and of design incorporated into any new vehicle for even death.
  • Page 14: Reporting Safety Defects

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ducati North America. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C.
  • Page 15: Rider Education

    Rider education Suitable clothing includes: helmet, eye protection, gloves, boots, long-sleeved jacket and long pants. Accidents are frequently due to inexperience. Riding, maneuvering and or braking are carried out differently The helmet must have the requisites as listed on from other vehicles. page 10, if the helmet model has no visor, use suitable goggles;...
  • Page 16 Important For the safety of the passenger, make sure that he or she also wears appropriate clothing.
  • Page 17: Best Practices" For Safety

    Manual. Exhaust gases are poisonous and may lead to loss of Failure to follow these instructions releases Ducati consciousness or even death within a short time. Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for During the ride, assume a correct body position and any engine damage or shorter engine life.
  • Page 18 Important Important The passenger should always hold on to the Visually inspect the tires at regular intervals for grab handles under the seat with both hands. cracks and cuts, especially on sidewalls, bulges or large spots which are indicative of internal damage. Replace them if badly damaged.
  • Page 19: Refueling

    Refueling Attention Refuel the motorcycle in an open area and with the In case of malaise caused by prolonged engine switched off. inhalation of fuel vapors, stay outdoors and consult a Do not smoke or ever use flames during refueling. physician.
  • Page 20: Carrying The Maximum Load Allowed

    Carrying the maximum load allowed Important Your motorcycle is designed for long-distance riding Be sure to secure the luggage to the supports with the maximum load allowed carried in full safety. provided on the motorcycle as firmly as possible. Even weight distribution is critical to preserving these Improperly secured luggage may affect stability.
  • Page 21: Dangerous Products - Warnings

    Dangerous products - warnings Attention Used engine oil The brake fluid used in the brake system is corrosive. In the event of accidental contact with eyes or skin, wash the affected area with generous Attention quantities of running water. Prolonged or repeated contact with used engine oil may cause skin cancer.
  • Page 22 Attention The battery gives off explosive gases; keep it away from any source of ignition such as sparks, flames and cigarettes. Charge the battery in a well- ventilated area.
  • Page 23: Vehicle Id Number

    These numbers identify the motorcycle model and should always be indicated when ordering spare parts. We recommend that you note the frame number of your motorcycle in the space below. Frame number Fig 1 DUCATI PLANT OF TYPE OF MANUFACTURE MOTORCYCLE SEQUENTIAL MODEL...
  • Page 24: Engine Id Number

    Engine ID number Note These numbers identify the motorcycle model and should always be indicated when ordering spare parts. We recommend that you note the engine number of your motorcycle in the space below. Engine number Fig 3...
  • Page 25: Plate Positioning

    Plate positioning Fig 4...
  • Page 26 Appoggiare il veicolo sulla stampella laterale. Con la sola pressione del dito, spingere la catena verso il basso nel punto di misura e poi rilasciarla. Misurare la distanza (A) tra il centro dei perni della catena ÷ e l’alluminio del forcellone, che deve risultare : A = 28 30 mm and realese.
  • Page 27 Only Canada Fig 6...
  • Page 28 8 (Only Canada ) Fig 7...
  • Page 29: Noise And Exhaust Emission Control System Information

    Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, Problems that may affect motorcycle emissions but is toxic. Ducati utilizes lean carburetor settings If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, and other systems to reduce carbon monoxide and have the vehicle inspected and repaired by your local hydrocarbons.
  • Page 30: Manufacturer's Warranty Coverage

    You are responsible for presenting your related assemblies. Where a warrantable condition motorcycle to a Ducati dealer as soon as a exists, Ducati North America, Inc. will repair your problem exists. The warranty repairs should be...
  • Page 31: California Evaporation Emission System

    California evaporation emission system Attention In the event of fuel system malfunction, contact Ducati’s authorized Service Centres. Fig 8...
  • Page 32: Ducati Limited Warranty On Emission Control System

    Air Resources Board. Any part or parts replaced under Ducati North America, Inc., 10443 Bandley Drive this warranty shall become the property of Ducati. In Cupertino, California, 95014 warrants that each new the state of California only, emissions related...
  • Page 33 Ducati dealer. Ducati shall not be liable A. Repair or replacement required as a result of for any other expenses, loss or damage, whether...
  • Page 34 This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. V. This warranty is in addition to the Ducati limited motorcycle warranty. VI. Additional information Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance of any maintenance or repairs.
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  • Page 36: Instrument Panel (dashboard)

    Instrument Panel (Dashboard) Turns on when fuel is low and there are about 0.66 gallons (2.5 liters) of fuel left in the tank. 6) TURN INDICATOR LIGHTS (GREEN). A warning light turns on and blinks when the relevant turn indicator is active; when the warning lights blink Display settings and functions at the same time, the HAZARD function is active.
  • Page 37 9) ABS LIGHTS (AMBER YELLOW). This turns on to indicate that ABS is disabled or not functioning. Engine off/ speed below 3 mph (5 km/h) Light off Light flashing Light steady ABS disabled with the menu func- ABS enabled but not working yet tion "ABS"...
  • Page 38 10) DTC INTERVENTION (AMBER YELLOW). Key-off status for over Light OFF 12 hours No intervention Light OFF Spark advance cut Light steady ON Injection cut Light steady ON 11) OVER REV / IMMOBILIZER / ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (RED) Over rev No intervention Light OFF Limiter Light ON flashing...
  • Page 39 Fig 9...
  • Page 40: Acronyms And Abbreviations Used In The Manual

    Controller Area Network There are three Power Modes, one for each Riding Mode: DUCATI Data Acquisition LOW, with "smooth" delivery; MED, with "smooth" delivery; Instrument panel HIGH with "instant" power delivery.
  • Page 41 (EBC), thereby helping to control the rear wheel slipping (DTC). Ducati Traction Control (DTC) The Ducati Traction Control system (DTC) supervises the rear wheel slipping control and settings vary through eight different levels that are programmed to offer a different tolerance level to rear wheel slipping.
  • Page 42: Function Push-buttons

    Function push-buttons 1) CONTROL SWITCH UP " " Button used to display and set instrument panel parameters with the position " ". 2) CONTROL SWITCH DOWN " " Button used to display and set instrument panel parameters with the position " ".
  • Page 43: Parameter Setting/displaying

    Parameter setting/displaying Upon key-on, the instrument panel: turns on the display backlighting; activates the rev counter which increases from 0 to 11000 and then goes back to 0; activates the vehicle speed digits and shows a counting from 0 to 300 and then back to 0; turns on the warning lights in a sequence, starting from the outer to the inner ones.
  • Page 44 Data displayed on the main screen are as follows: Rpm bar graph. Vehicle speed. MENU 1 (Odometer, Trip A, Trip B, Trip Fuel, Trip Time, Clock, Lap time - only if active). MENU 2 (Average fuel consumption, Instant fuel consumption, Average speed, Ambient air temperature).
  • Page 45 From the main screen, press button (1) on LH switch to view Menu 1 information. Odometer (TOT); TRIP A; TRIP B; TRIP FUEL (when function is active); TRIP TIME; Clock. Fig 13...
  • Page 46 From the main screen, press button (2) on LH switch to view Menu 2 information. Average fuel consumption (CONS. AVG); Instantaneous fuel consumption (CONS.); Average speed (SPEED AVG); Air temperature (T-AIR). Fig 14...
  • Page 47 The instrument panel stores Menu 1 and Menu 2 current settings upon KEY-OFF. Upon the following KEY-ON, the previously stored Menu 1 and Menu 2 screens are displayed. In case of sudden and unexpected power off, the instrument panel displays the Menu1 and Menu 2 default settings upon the following KEY-ON: Menu 1 default screen = Odometer (TOT);...
  • Page 48 When the standard screen of the set mode is displayed, hold the button (2) for 3 seconds with the actual vehicle speed lower than or equal to 12 mph (20 km/h) to gain access to the Setting Menu, where you can set any function. Important You can enter the SETTING MENU only when the actual vehicle speed is lower than or equal to 12...
  • Page 49 If, upon key-on and at the end of the check routine, an Immobilizer ERROR occurs, the instrument panel automatically activates in MENU 1 the possibility to enter the four-digit PIN CODE previously memorized with the PIN function in the Setting Menu. km/h °C Fig 16...
  • Page 50: Main Functions

    Main functions Service warning (SERVICE) ERROR indication The functions displayed in the Standard Screen are the following: Main information Vehicle speed Engine rpm indication (RPM) Riding Mode Engine coolant temperature Menu 1 displays the following functions: - Odometer (TOT) - Trip meter A (TRIP A) - Trip meter B (TRIP B) - Partial fuel reserve counter (TRIP FUEL) - Trip time (TRIP TIME)
  • Page 51 The functions within the Setting Menu that can be modified by the user are the following: RIDING MODE customization: within this menu, rider can customize the following: - ABS setting (ABS) - DTC level (DTC) - Engine setting (ENGINE) - Restoring the default settings of all Riding Modes (ALL DEFAULT) - Restoring the default settings of a single Riding Mode (DEFAULT)
  • Page 52: Motorcycle Speed

    Motorcycle speed This function allows displaying the vehicle speed (km/ h or mph according to the specific application). The instrument panel receives information about the actual vehicle speed (calculated in km/h) and displays the value increased by 5% and converted in the set unit of measurement (mph or km/h).
  • Page 53: Engine Rpm Indication (rpm)

    Engine rpm indication (RPM) This Function allows displaying engine rpm. Instrument panel receives rpm value and displays it. The information is displayed by the bargraph filling from the left to the right according to the engine rpm and with the negative display (switching OFF of the digit and switching on of its rectangle) of the numerical digit of the relevant miles.
  • Page 54 The thresholds before the rpm limiter are: threshold 9900 rpm (A) threshold 10100 rpm (B) When the rev limiter value (C) is reached, the warning lights start flashing. Fig 19...
  • Page 55: Riding Mode

    It is possible to set three different riding modes: SPORT, TOURING and URBAN. Every Riding Mode contains the following parameters set by Ducati or customized by the user through the setting function pages: a specific level of intervention for the DTC traction control (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, OFF);...
  • Page 56 Riding mode change function This function allows changing vehicle riding mode. Press the CONFIRM MENU button (4) to change the riding mode. The display shows the three riding modes (SPORT, TOURING and URBAN). Each time you press button (4), the instrument panel makes a Riding Mode name flash and shifts the arrow to the right side of the name to indicate the selected Riding Mode.
  • Page 57 Once the desired riding mode is highlighted, if the CONFIRM MENU button (4) is not pressed within 10 seconds, the new riding mode selection is not stored and the standard screen is displayed. When the system requests rider to confirm the riding mode change, the procedure will output an error if: the throttle twistgrip is open, brakes are activated and the motorcycle is not still;...
  • Page 58 Note If the change of riding mode is associated with the ABS change of state from "ON" to "OFF" or vice- versa, the instrument panel also starts the procedure for disabling or activating the ABS, respectively, upon confirmation of the selected riding mode. Note If at least one error is present upon Riding Mode change, priority is given to messages "CLOSE GAS"...
  • Page 59: Abs

    The vehicle is equipped with ABS and the instrument panel displays the box with ABS status. The instrument panel displays: if ABS is active, ABS indication and the rectangle with the set intervention level number (1 to 3); if ABS is disabled, ABS indication and the rectangle with the steady symbol "- -";...
  • Page 60 The following table indicates the most suitable level of ABS intervention for the various riding types, as well as the default settings in the "Riding Mode" that can be selected by the rider: RIDING MODE CHARACTERISTIC DEFAULT The ABS is disabled TRACK/SPORT Typical use conditions: road or track use, in It is the default level for the...
  • Page 61 * rear wheel lifting up upon maximum deceleration...
  • Page 62 Tips on how to select the sensitivity level point where none of the 3 available level settings will give satisfactory results. In this case is it is advisable to deactivate the traction control system. Attention Selecting level 3, the ABS will intervene to ensure a The levels of the ABS system your motorcycle very stable braking, good lift-up control, the vehicle is equipped with were calibrated with original...
  • Page 63 The choice of the correct level mainly depends on the following parameters: 1) The tire/asphalt grip (type of tire, amount of tire wear, the road/track surface, weather conditions, etc.). 2) The rider's experience and sensitivity: expert riders can tackle a lift-up in trying to reduce the stopping distance to a minimum, while less expert riders are recommended to use settings 2 and 3, that will help them keeping the vehicle...
  • Page 64: Dtc

    The instrument panel displays DTC status as follows: if DTC is active, DTC indication and the rectangle with the Traction Control intervention level number (1 to 8); if DTC is disabled, DTC indication and the rectangle with the steady symbol "- -"; If the DTC or the Black Box control unit feature an error, the message DTC and the rectangle with the flashing symbol "- -".
  • Page 65 Attention DTC is a rider aid that can be used both on the track and the road. The system is designed to make riding easier and to enhance safety, but in no way relieves the rider of the obligation to ride responsibly and maintain a high standard of conduct in accordance with traffic laws so as to avoid accident or force emergency maneuvers, whether caused by...
  • Page 66 The following table indicates the most suitable level of DTC intervention for the various riding modes, as well as the default settings in the "Riding Mode" that can be selected by the rider. RIDING MODE DEFAULT TRACK Track use for expert riders. System per- mits sliding sideways.
  • Page 67 Tips on how to select the sensitivity level In this case is it is advisable to deactivate the traction control system. If level 8 is selected, the DTC system will kick in at Attention the slightest hint that the rear wheel is starting to The 8 levels of the DTC system your motorcycle spin.
  • Page 68 track/circuit (see below, tips for use on the track and on exiting the corner, instead of immediately trying a on the road). Level depends on type of track: if the different level setting. track/path features bends all taken at similar speeds, Tips for use on dry road it will be easier to find a level suitable for all bends;...
  • Page 69: Engine Coolant Temperature

    Engine coolant temperature The instrument panel receives information about the engine temperature (already calculated in °C) and displays the value in the set unit of measurement (°F or °C), followed by the unit of measurement and the engine temperature symbol. The temperature display range goes from +104 °F to +248 °F (40 °C to +120 °C).
  • Page 70 Fig 27...
  • Page 71: Menu 1 Functions

    Menu 1 functions MENU 1 functions are: Odometer (TOT); Trip meter A (TRIP A); Trip meter A (TRIP B); Partial fuel reserve counter (TRIP FUEL); Trip time (TRIP TIME); Clock. By pressing button (1) it is possible to view the functions of MENU 1.
  • Page 72: Odometer (tot)

    Odometer (TOT) The odometer counts and displays the total distance covered by the vehicle with the set unit of measurement (mi or km). The odometer number of mi or km is displayed with the TOT indication and unit of measurement. When the maximum value is reached (199999 mi or 199999 km) the instrument panel will permanently display said value.
  • Page 73 Upon Key-On, the instrument panel always shows the Odometer indication for 10 seconds, then shows the user's settings page. Note If a string of flashing dashes " ----- " is displayed within odometer function, please contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center.
  • Page 74: Trip Meter 1 (trip A)

    Trip meter 1 (TRIP A) The trip meter counts and displays the partial distance covered by the vehicle with the set unit of measurement (mi or km). When the reading exceeds the maximum value of 9999.9 mi or 9999.9 km, distance traveled is reset and the meter automatically starts counting from 0 again.
  • Page 75: Trip Meter 2 (trip B)

    Trip meter 2 (TRIP B) The trip meter counts and displays the partial distance covered by the vehicle with the set unit of measurement (mi or km). When the reading exceeds the maximum value of 9999.9 mi or 9999.9 km, distance traveled is reset and the meter automatically starts counting from 0 again.
  • Page 76: Partial Fuel Reserve Counter (trip Fuel)

    Partial fuel reserve counter (TRIP FUEL) The fuel trip meter counts and displays the distance covered by the vehicle on reserve (since the low fuel light turns on) with the set unit of measurement (mi or km). When the Low fuel light turns on, the display automatically shows the TRIP FUEL function, regardless of the currently displayed function;...
  • Page 77: Trip Time

    Trip time The instrument panel calculates and displays the trip time as hhh:mm followed by TRIP TIME. The calculation is made considering the time traveled since the last TRIP A reset. When TRIP A is reset, the value is set to zero. The time count active phase occurs when the engine is running and the vehicle is stopped (the time is automatically stopped when the vehicle is not moving and the engine is off and...
  • Page 78: Clock

    Clock The instrument panel receives information about the time to be displayed. The instrument panel shows the time in the following format: hh (hours) : mm (minutes); with AM indication (for values ranging between 0:00 and 11:59), or with PM indication (for values ranging between 12:00 and 12:59 and between 1:00 and 11:59).
  • Page 79: Menu 2 Functions

    Menu 2 functions MENU 2 functions are: Average fuel consumption (CONS. AVG) Instantaneous fuel consumption (CONS.) Average speed (SPEED AVG) External air temperature By pressing button (2) it is possible to view the functions of MENU 2. Fig 35...
  • Page 80: Average Fuel Consumption

    Average fuel consumption The instrument panel calculates and displays the vehicle average fuel consumption, the set unit of measurement and CONS. AVG text. The calculation is made considering the quantity of fuel used and the distance traveled since TRIP A was last reset.
  • Page 81 Note It is possible to change the units of measurement for "Consumption" (both average and instantaneous together) from L/100 to km/L through the Setting MENU using the UNITS function.
  • Page 82: Instantaneous Fuel Consumption

    Instantaneous fuel consumption The instrument panel calculates and displays the vehicle instantaneous fuel consumption, the set unit of measurement and CONS. text. The calculation is made considering the quantity of fuel used and the distance traveled during the last second. Value is expressed in the set unit of measurement: liters / 100 km or mpg UK or mpg USA.
  • Page 83: Average Speed

    Average speed The instrument panel calculates and displays the vehicle average speed, the set unit of measurement and SPEED AVG text. The calculation considers the distance and time since TRIP A was last reset. When TRIP A is reset, the value is reset and the first value available is displayed 10 seconds after the reset.
  • Page 84 Note It is possible to change the units of measurement of "speed" (and "distance" travelled) from Km/h (and Km) to mph (and miles) through the Setting menu, using the "SET UNITS" Function.
  • Page 85: External Air Temperature

    External air temperature The instrument panel displays the ambient temperature in the set unit of measurement (°C or °F), followed by the set unit of measurement, and the T-AIR text. The temperature value is displayed when ranging from -38 °F to +255 °F (or -39 °C to +124 °C). For different temperature values (lower than -38 °F (-39 °C) or higher than +255 °F (+124 °C)) a string of three steady dashes "...
  • Page 86: Service Warning (service)

    Service warning (SERVICE) This indication shows the user that the bike is due for service and must be taken to a Ducati Authorized Service Center. The service warning indication can be reset only by the Authorized Ducati Service Center during servicing.
  • Page 87: Oil Service Zero Warning

    "SERVICE", the Oil symbol and the message "OIL" upon each Key-ON; after 5 seconds both the message "SERVICE" and the Oil symbol become steady until Key-OFF or until an Authorized km/h Ducati Service Center performs a reset. CONS. AVG °C L/100 Fig 42...
  • Page 88: Oil Service Or Desmo Service Countdown Indication

    OIL SERVICE or DESMO SERVICE countdown indication After OIL SERVICE zero reset (at 600 mi - 1000 km), the instrument panel activates the countdown of the km/h CONS. AVG °C L/100 miles (or kilometers) left before the following service operation: OIL SERVICE (A) or DESMO SERVICE (B). The kilometer count indication is shown upon Key-On for 2 seconds whereas when there are 600 mi (1000 km) left before the next service operation, the...
  • Page 89: Oil Service Or Desmo Service Indication

    "OIL" or "DESMO" upon each Key-ON; after 5 seconds both the message "SERVICE" and the Oil or Desmo symbol becomes km/h CONS. AVG steady until Key-OFF or until an Authorized Ducati °C L/100 Service Center performs a reset. km/h CONS.
  • Page 90: Errors

    Errors The instrument panel manages error warnings in order to allow the rider to identify any abnormal vehicle behavior in real time. Upon Key-On, if there are active errors, the instrument panel turns on the EOBD light, the Warning symbol and activates the SETTING MENU Error page.
  • Page 91: Error Warnings

    3 seconds. Fig 46 When an error is triggered the EOBD light turns on as well. Attention When one or more errors are displayed, always contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center.
  • Page 92: Displayed Errors Description

    Displayed errors description Displayed error Description CAN LINE CAN line BUS Off UNK-D Control unit not acknowledged by the system - wrong SW ABS control unit faulty communication / operation BBS control unit faulty communication / operation BBS control unit general malfunction Exhaust valve motor malfunction DSB control unit faulty communication / operation IMMO...
  • Page 93 Displayed error Description Injection relay malfunction Ignition coil malfunction Injector malfunction Engine rpm sensor malfunction Lambda sensor or Lambda sensor heater malfunction Vehicle starting relay malfunction Secondary air sensor malfunction FUEL Reserve NTC sensor malfunction SPEED Front and/or rear speed sensor malfunction BATT.
  • Page 94 Error icons table WARNING LIGHT / ERROR MESSAGE ERROR Black-Box ABS control unit Instrument panel control unit IMMO Immobilizer antenna ENG. Can Bus OFF UNK-D Software compatibility Cooling fan BATT. Battery voltage...
  • Page 95 WARNING LIGHT / ERROR MESSAGE ERROR T-AIR Air temperature sensor STAND Side stand sensor SPEED Speed sensor FUEL Low fuel sensor Note "FAN" indication can be activated also by BBS ECU malfunction and its faulty communication with fans. Pay attention to engine temperature indication.
  • Page 96: Lap Time

    LAP time Note LAP function information is available when the When the LAP function is active, the FLASH function is active. button takes on the dual function of high beam When the LAP function is active and the FLASH "FLASH" and finish line control and storage for the button (3) is pressed, the messages "LAP"...
  • Page 97 km/h CONS. AVG °C L/100 km/h °C km/h km/h Fig 47...
  • Page 98 LAP recording indication will be displayed until all times are reset with the LAP erase function in the Setting Menu With the LAP function "active", it is possible to record (ERASE). the Lap time. When the "LAP" function is disabled, the current "lap" To record the lap time it is necessary to activate the is not recorded.
  • Page 99: Setting Menu

    Setting MENU Press buttons (1) and (2) to highlight the customizable parameters one by one: in particular, use button (1) This menu allows enabling, disabling and setting to highlight the following item and button (2) to some vehicle functions. highlight the previous item. To enter the Setting MENU hold button (2) for 2 After highlighting the required parameter, press seconds, with Key-On and vehicle actual speed...
  • Page 100 Fig 48...
  • Page 101: Customizing The Riding Mode

    Customizing the Riding Mode All settings of every riding mode can be customized. Enter the Setting MENU. Select the R.M. (Riding mode) option by pressing button (1) or (2). Once function is highlighted, press CONFIRM MENU button (4). You open the R.M. MENU (Riding mode). When accessing this function, the three riding modes (SPORT, TOURING or URBAN) will be displayed.
  • Page 102 ENGINE setup; If the parameters are changed accidentally, use the "DEFAULT" function to reset the parameters. DEFAULT (to reset the parameters set by Ducati for each riding mode) When entering the customization menu of the selected riding mode the ENGINE parameter is...
  • Page 103 MENU MENU EXIT EXIT DEFAULT DEFAULT MENU MENU EXIT EXIT DEFAULT MENU MENU EXIT DEFAULT DEFAULT Fig 50...
  • Page 104: Customizing The Riding Mode: Storing Settings

    Customizing the Riding Mode: storing Any parameter change made is saved and remains in settings the memory also after a Battery-Off. If you highlight "EXIT" and press button (4) you exit the sub-menu and After changing a Riding Mode parameter (ENGINE, go back to previous page.
  • Page 105 MENU MENU EXIT EXIT DEFAULT DEFAULT MENU EXIT MENU EXIT DEFAULT DEFAULT MENU EXIT DEFAULT Fig 51...
  • Page 106: Customizing The Riding Mode: Engine Setting

    Customizing the Riding Mode: Engine To exit the menu and go back to previous page, select EXIT and press button (4). The instrument panel will setting go back to the previous menu level and it will be This function customizes engine power associated possible to start the "Storing settings"...
  • Page 107 MENU EXIT MENU DEFAULT DEFAULT MENU EXIT MENU EXIT MENU EXIT DEFAULT DEFAULT DEFAULT MENU DEFAULT Fig 52...
  • Page 108: Customizing The Riding Mode: Dtc Level Setting

    Customizing the Riding Mode: DTC level When entering the function, the currently set DTC setting level or status starts flashing. Use buttons (1) and (2) to select the new desired intervention level (from 1 This function disables or sets DTC level for the to 8) or the symbol "...
  • Page 109 MENU MENU EXIT DEFAULT MENU MENU MENU EXIT EXIT EXIT MENU EXIT Fig 53...
  • Page 110 Note To save the new DTC parameter setting follow the procedure "Storing Riding Mode settings" described in paragraph "Storing settings". If the user quits the Riding Mode customization menu without performing the storing procedure, the just-selected settings will be lost. Note Setting “–”...
  • Page 111: Customizing The Riding Mode: Abs Setting

    Customizing the Riding Mode: ABS setting To exit the menu and go back to previous page, select EXIT and press button (4). The instrument panel will This function disables or sets ABS level for the go back to the previous menu level and it will be selected riding mode.
  • Page 112 MENU EXIT DEFAULT MENU MENU EXIT MENU EXIT MENU EXIT MENU EXIT MENU EXIT Fig 54...
  • Page 113 Note By setting "–" (Off), the ABS will be disabled and the relevant warning light will start flashing. Important When setting the ABS OFF, Ducati recommends you to pay particular attention to the way you ride and brake. Fig 55...
  • Page 114: Customizing The Riding Mode: Restoring Default Settings (all Default)

    (ALL DEFAULT) This function allows restoring all default values set by MENU EXIT Ducati for the parameters relating to all riding modes (SPORT, TOURING or URBAN). Enter the Setting DEFAULT MENU. Select the R.M. (Riding mode) option by pressing button (1) or (2).
  • Page 115: Customizing The Riding Mode: Restoring Default Settings

    This function allows restoring the default values set MENU EXIT by Ducati for the parameters relating to each riding mode. Enter the Setting MENU. DEFAULT Select the R.M. (Riding mode) option by pressing button (1) or (2). Once function is highlighted, press CONFIRM MENU button (4).
  • Page 116 After 3 seconds, the arrow on the Riding Mode right side starts flashing and blinking dashes will be displayed instead of all parameters (ENGINE, DTC and ABS) for 2 seconds. Then the display shows "DF- OK" for 2 seconds to indicate that the default parameters have been restored.
  • Page 117: Battery Voltage

    Battery voltage This function allows you to check the vehicle battery MENU EXIT voltage. Enter the Setting MENU. Select the BAT. (Battery) option by pressing button (1) or (2). Once function is highlighted, press CONFIRM MENU button (4). You open the BAT. Menu (Battery). MENU EXIT The information will be displayed as follows:...
  • Page 118 If the instrument panel is not receiving battery voltage value, a string of three dashes "- - -" is displayed. To exit the menu and go back to Setting Menu main page, select EXIT and press button (4).
  • Page 119: Backlighting Setting

    Backlighting setting Note This function allows adjusting the backlighting In the event of a Battery off, when power is intensity. restored and upon the next Key-On, the backlighting To adjust the backlighting gain access to the SETTING will always be set by default to maximum brightness. MENU, and keys (1) and (2) to select the "B.L."...
  • Page 120 MENU EXIT MENU EXIT MENU MENU EXIT EXIT MENU DEFAULT Fig 59...
  • Page 121: Lap

    To exit, press button (4) when the EXIT indication box flashes. This Function allows enabling or disabling the LAP (lap time) function. To open the LAP function menu, enter the Setting Menu. Select LAP option, by pressing button (1) or (2).
  • Page 122 Fig 60...
  • Page 123 Note When the LAP function is active, the FLASH button takes on the dual function of high beam "FLASH" and LAP timer start / stop (new lap start indication). Note Upon Key-OFF, the "LAP" function status is saved to restore it upon next Key-ON. Note When the battery is off, if the LAP function is active (ON), it is automatically disabled.
  • Page 124 Displaying the stored LAPs To view the stored LAPs, you must enter the Setting MENU. Select LAP option, by pressing button (1) or (2). Once function is highlighted, press CONFIRM MENU button (4). Use buttons (1) and (2) to select the "DATA" indication (the selected status will flash) and press button (4) to confirm.
  • Page 125 Press buttons (1) and (2) to highlight stored LAPs one Note by one; in particular: use button (2) to view next lap, If while recording the LAP the engine reaches or use button (1) to view previous lap. the threshold that precedes the rev limiter or rev To exit the menu and go back to previous page, select limiter threshold, the relevant Over_Rev light will turn EXIT and press button (4).
  • Page 126 Fig 62...
  • Page 127 Erasing stored LAPs To erase the stored LAPs, you must enter the Setting MENU. Select LAP option, by pressing button (1) or (2). Once function is highlighted, press CONFIRM MENU button (4). Use buttons (1) and (2) to select the "ERASE" indication (the selected status will flash) and press button (4) for 3 seconds to confirm.
  • Page 128 Fig 63...
  • Page 129: Clock Setting

    Clock setting Press button (4) to shift to minute setting, minutes will start flashing; This Function allows setting time. each time you press button (2), the digit will To view this function, enter the Setting Menu, use increase by one minute. If you hold button button (1) or (2) to select "CLK"...
  • Page 130 MENU EXIT MENU EXIT EXIT EXIT EXIT EXIT Fig 64...
  • Page 131 To confirm (store) the new set time press button (4). The EXIT box starts flashing; press button (4) to go back to the setting menu. Note In case of battery off, when the Voltage is restored and upon next Key-On, clock will have to be set again, i.e.
  • Page 132: Pin Code

    The motorcycle owner must activate (store) the PIN code; if there is already a stored PIN, contact an Authorized Ducati Dealer to have the function "reset". To perform this procedure, the Authorized Ducati Dealer may ask you to demonstrate that you are the...
  • Page 133 Entering the PIN CODE 3) Each time you press the button (1) the displayed number decreases by one (- 1) up to "1" and then To activate the PIN CODE function and enter your starts back from "0"; own PIN CODE you must open the Setting MENU. 4) To confirm the number, press the button (4);...
  • Page 134 MENU EXIT MENU EXIT MENU Fig 65...
  • Page 135 When you press button (4) to confirm the fourth and MENU last digit, the instrument panel highlights the "MEM" item and the relevant box will start flashing. To memorize the entered PIN, keep button (4) pressed for 2 seconds. If settings have been saved (D), the message "MEM" and the relevant box will be shown steady ON for 2 MENU EXIT...
  • Page 136: Changing The Pin Code

    Changing the PIN CODE 1) Press button (4), one digit starts flashing indicating "0"; To change the existing PIN CODE and activate a new 2) Each time you press the button (2) the displayed one, you must open the Setting MENU. number increases by one (+ 1) up to "9"...
  • Page 137 MENU EXIT MENU EXIT Fig 67...
  • Page 138 After pressing button (4) to confirm the fourth and last Repeat the procedures until you confirm all the four figure, the 4-digit code stops flashing. digits of the PIN CODE. Press button (4) for 3 seconds and the system will check the entered PIN CODE.
  • Page 139 MENU EXIT MENU EXIT Fig 68...
  • Page 140 When you press button (4) to confirm the fourth and MENU last digit, the instrument panel highlights the "MEM" item and the relevant box will start flashing. To save the new setting, hold button (4) for 2 seconds while the "MEM" item is highlighted. If settings have been saved (D), the message "MEM"...
  • Page 141: Engine Rpm Digital Indication (rpm)

    Engine rpm digital indication (RPM) This function displays the number of RPM in digital format (recommended for improved accuracy when setting idle rpm). Enter the Setting MENU. Select "RPM" option, by MENU EXIT pressing button (1) or (2). Once function is highlighted, press CONFIRM MENU button (4).
  • Page 142: Setting The Unit Of Measurement

    Setting the unit of measurement Note This function allows changing the units of The "UNT:DF" indication is only active if no unit measurement of the displayed values. of measurement has been modified and therefore, To manually set the units of measurement, you must the instrument panel uses the units of measurement enter the SETTING MENU.
  • Page 143 MENU MENU EXIT EXIT °C km/h DEFAULT DEFAULT MENU EXIT °C°F DEFAULT MENU EXIT DEFAULT MENU EXIT L/100 UKUS DEFAULT MENU EXIT DEFAULT Fig 71...
  • Page 144 Setting the unit of measurement: Speed MENU EXIT This function allows changing the unit of °C measurement of Vehicle speed, Odometer, Trip A, km/h Trip B, Trip Fuel (when active) and Average speed. To DEFAULT enter this function gain access to the SETTING MENU, and keys (1) and (2) to select the UNT indication, then press button (4).
  • Page 145 Press button (1) to make the EXIT box flash; press button (4) to quit and go back to the previous window. Km/h: if this unit is set, the following values will have the same units of measurement: 1) TOT, TRIP A, TRIP B, TRIP FUEL: km 2) Vehicle Speed and SPEED AVG: km/h mph: if this unit is set, the following values will have the same units of measurement:...
  • Page 146 Setting the unit of measurement: Temperature MENU EXIT This function allows changing the unit of °C°F measurement of the Engine coolant temperature and the Air Temperature. DEFAULT To enter this function gain access to the SETTING MENU, and keys (1) and (2) to select the UNT indication, then press button (4).
  • Page 147 Press button (1) to make the EXIT box flash; press button (4) to quit and go back to the previous window. °C: if this unit is set, the following values will have the same units of measurement: 1) Engine coolant temperature and T_AIR: °C °F: if this unit is set, the following values will have the same units of measurement: 1) Engine coolant temperature and T_AIR: °F...
  • Page 148 Setting the unit of measurement: Fuel consumption MENU EXIT L/100 This function allows changing the units of UKUS DEFAULT measurement of the Average and Instant Fuel Consumption. To enter this function gain access to the SETTING MENU, and keys (1) and (2) to select the UNT indication, then press button (4).
  • Page 149 Press button (1) to make the EXIT box flash; press button (4) to quit and go back to the previous window. Km/L: if this unit is set, the following values will have the same units of measurement: 1) CONS. and CONS. AVG: Km/L L/100: if this unit is set, the following values will have the same units of measurement: 1) CONS.
  • Page 150 DEFAULT setting MENU EXIT This function allows setting the DEFAULT units of measurement according to the vehicle version. DEFAULT To enter this function gain access to the SETTING MENU, and keys (1) and (2) to select the UNT MENU EXIT indication, then press button (4).
  • Page 151 Chart of the units of measurement SPEED T_ENGINE INSTANTANEOUS TRIP A AVERAGE SPEED T_AIR FUEL CONSUMP- TRIP B TION TRIP FUEL AVERAGE FUEL CONSUMPTION Europe km/h °C l/100 km miles °C mpg UK miles °F mpg USA Canada km/h °C l/100 km France km/h...
  • Page 152: Light Control

    Light control Low / High beam This function allows you to reduce current consumption from the battery, by managing headlight switching-on and off. At Key-On, the high beam and low beam lights are off, only the parking lights are turned on. Once the engine is started, the low beam is turned on;...
  • Page 153 If engine is not started within 60 seconds since the is interrupted and will restart when the speed returns button was first pressed, the low and high beam below the indicated threshold. lights are turned off. If the low beam or high beam was turned on before starting the engine (with the procedure described above), the headlight turns off automatically when starting the engine and will turn on again when the...
  • Page 154 Hazard function The "Hazard" function activates all four turn indicators at the same time to warn about an emergency situation. Take button (3) in position (6) for 3 seconds to activate "Hazard" function. It can only be activated when vehicle is on (i.e. when key is turned to "ON", engine condition is irrelevant).
  • Page 155: The Immobilizer System

    Once the "Hazard" function is activated, if vehicle is turned off (i.e. key turned to "OFF"), the function will stay active until manually disabled by the user or it will turn off automatically after 120 minutes (2 hours) in order to save battery charge. The Immobilizer system For improved anti-theft protection, the motorcycle is equipped with an IMMOBILIZER, an electronic...
  • Page 156: Keys

    Keys The owner receives 2 keys with the vehicle. These keys contain the "immobilizer system code". The keys (B) are regular ignition keys and are used to: start up the engine; open the fuel tank filler plug; open the seat lock. Attention Keep the keys separate and use only one of the keys to start the motorcycle.
  • Page 157: Operation

    When the ignition key is turned to OFF, the immobilizer inhibits engine operation. If the other key does not work out either, contact the Ducati Service network. Attention Any important shock might damage the electronic components fitted into the key. Use only one key during the procedure.
  • Page 158: Duplicate Keys

    Duplicate keys If you need any duplicate keys, contact the Ducati Service network with all the keys you have left. The Ducati Service Center will program all the new keys as well as any keys you already have. You may be asked to provide proof that you are the legitimate owner of the motorcycle.
  • Page 159: Restoring Motorcycle Operation Via The Pin Code

    Restoring motorcycle operation via the PIN CODE In case of key acknowledgment system or key malfunction, the instrument panel allows the user to enter his/her own PIN code to temporarily restore vehicle operation. If upon key-on an Immobilizer ERROR occurs, the Instrument panel automatically activates in MENU 1 the possibility to enter the four-digit PIN CODE previously memorized with the relevant function in...
  • Page 160 Entering the code (A): km/h 1) Press button (2) or (1), one digit starts flashing °C indicating "0"; 2) Each time you press the button (2) the displayed number increases by one (+ 1) up to "9" and then starts back from "0"; 3) Each time you press the button (1) the displayed number decreases by one (- 1) up to "1"...
  • Page 161 When you press button (4) to confirm the fourth and km/h last digit: °C if the PIN code is correct (A), the instrument panel shows the message OK for 2 seconds followed by the "Standard screen" and enables vehicle starting (C); if the PIN is not correct (B), the instrument panel km/h CONS.AVG...
  • Page 162 Important If this procedure is necessary in order to start the vehicle, contact an Authorized Ducati Service Center as soon as possible to fix the problem. Note The vehicle can be started until a Key-Off is performed. If the problem still persists upon the next...
  • Page 163: Controls

    Controls Position of motorcycle controls Attention This section shows the position and function of the controls used to ride the motorcycle. Be sure to read this information carefully before you use the controls. 1) Instrument panel. 2) Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock. 3) LH switch.
  • Page 164: Key-operated Ignition Switch And Steering Lock

    Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock It is located in front of the fuel tank and has four positions: A) ON: enables lights and engine operation; B) OFF: disables lights and engine operation; C) LOCK: the steering is locked; D) P: parking light and steering lock. Note To move the key to the last two positions, press it down before turning it.
  • Page 165: Left-hand Switch

    Left-hand switch 1) Dip switch, light dip switch, two positions: position = low beam on (A); position = high beam on (B); position = high beam (FLASH) and instrument panel control (C). 2) Switch = 3-position turn indicator control: central position = off; position = left turn;...
  • Page 166: Clutch Lever

    Clutch lever Lever (1) disengages the clutch. When the clutch lever (1) is operated, drive from the engine to the gearbox and the drive wheel is disengaged. Using the clutch properly is essential to smooth riding, especially when moving off. Important Using the clutch properly will avoid damage to transmission parts and spare the engine.
  • Page 167 Clutch control free play adjustment Attention A wrong adjustment can seriously affect the clutch operation and duration. A worn clutch makes the clutch cable tension increase. Always check the free play, with cold engine, before using the vehicle. When operating the clutch lever, you must clearly feel the passage from a very low resistance to a very high Fig 85 resistance (operating force).
  • Page 168 In case of a slipping clutch due to clutch wear, adjuster (2) on the lever must NEVER be loosened, but screwed, as described above. If the clutch is still slipping, go to a Dealer or a Ducati Authorized Service Center. Fig 86...
  • Page 169: Righthand Switch

    Righthand switch 1) Red ON/OFF switch. 2) Black ENGINE START button. The switch (1) has three positions: A) center: RUN OFF. In this position, the engine cannot be started and all electronic devices are off. B) pushed down: ON/OFF. In this position, the system can be turned on (Key-On) and off (Key-Off).
  • Page 170: Throttle Twistgrip

    Throttle twistgrip The twistgrip (1) on the right handlebar opens the throttles. When released, it will spring back to the initial position (idling speed). Fig 89...
  • Page 171: Front Brake Lever

    Front brake lever Pull in the lever (1) towards the twistgrip to operate the front brake. The system is hydraulically operated and you just need to pull the lever gently. The control lever features a dial adjuster (2) for lever distance from the twistgrip on handlebar adjustment.
  • Page 172: Rear Brake Pedal

    Rear brake pedal Push down the pedal (1) to operate the rear brake. The system is hydraulically operated. Fig 91...
  • Page 173: Gear Change Pedal

    Gear change pedal The gear change pedal can move in the following two directions and, when released, it automatically returns to rest position N in the center: down = press down the pedal to engage the 1 gear and to shift down. The N light will go out. upwards= lift the pedal to engage 2 gear and then 3...
  • Page 174: Adjusting The Position Of The Gearchange And Rear Brake Pedals

    Adjusting the position of the gearchange and rear brake pedals Gear change pedal The position of the gear shift and rear brake levers in relation to the footrests can be adjusted to suit the requirements of the rider. To adjust the position of the gear shift lever, proceed as follows: hold the linkage (1) and slacken the lock nuts (2) and (3).
  • Page 175 Rear brake pedal To adjust the position of the rear brake pedal, loosen lock nut (4), turn pedal stroke adjuster screw (5) until obtaining the required position. Tighten the counter nut (4). Operate the pedal by hand to check that there is about 0.06-0.08 in (1.5-2 mm) of free play before the brake bites.
  • Page 176: Main Components And Devices

    Main components and devices Position on the vehicle 1) Fuel tank plug. 2) Seat lock. 3) Helmet cable fastening pin. 4) Side stand. 5) Rear-view mirrors. 6) Rear shock absorber adjusters. 7) Catalytic converter. 8) Exhaust silencer. Fig 96...
  • Page 177: Tank Filler Plug

    Tank filler plug OPENING Lift flap (1) and insert the key in the lock. Turn the key clockwise 1/4 turn to unlock. CLOSING Close the plug with key inserted and press to fit in place. Turn the key counter clockwise to the original position and remove it.
  • Page 178: Seat Lock

    Seat lock OPENING Insert the key in lock (1), turn clockwise while pressing down at the latch to help release the pin. Remove the seat (2) pulling it backwards until sliding it out of the front retainers. Fig 99 Fig 100...
  • Page 179 CLOSING Make sure that all elements are correctly positioned and fastened to the compartment under the seat (2). Engage seat bottom front ends into pins (A) and (B) on the support fastened to rear subframe. Keep the rear part lifted, insert and push on the central fastener of the seat: push the seat rear end until you hear the latch clicking.
  • Page 180: Seat Height Adjustment

    Seat height adjustment The motorcycle is sold with raised seat. Seat height can be lowered. To lower the seat (1), remove it together with the relevant cover. Loosen the four screws (2) and remove the two covers (3) under the seat. Fig 103 Fig 104...
  • Page 181 Remove the four blocks (4) located under the seat (1). Position hook (5) with elastic band in the bottom retainer. Fig 105 Fig 106...
  • Page 182 Fit the seat with its cover on the motorcycle. Now the seat is in a lowered position. To raise the seat (1), remove it together with the relevant cover. Fit the four blocks (4) in their housing under seat (1). Fig 107 Fig 108...
  • Page 183 Make sure clips (6) are in place. Position the two covers (3) under the seat, by correctly inserting the tabs (L) on cover (3) into the slots on underseat cover. Tighten the four retaining screws (2). Fig 109 Fig 110...
  • Page 184 Position hook (5) with elastic band in the top retainer. Refit the seat with its cover on the motorcycle. Fig 111 Fig 112...
  • Page 185: Helmet Cable

    Helmet cable The helmet cable (1) is inside the tool box, refer to "Tool kit and accessories" page 205. Route cable through helmet and engage cable end into pin (2). Leave the helmet hanging and refit the seat to hold it in place.
  • Page 186: Sidestand

    Sidestand Attention Before lowering the side stand, make sure that the supporting surface is hard and flat. Do not park on soft or pebbled ground or on asphalt melt by the sun heat and similar or the motorcycle may fall over. When parking downhill, always position the motorcycle with the rear wheel facing downhill.
  • Page 187 To move the side stand to its resting position (horizontal position), lean the motorcycle to the right while lifting the side stand (1) with your foot. Note Check for proper operation of the stand mechanism (two springs, one into the other) and the safety sensor (2) at regular intervals.
  • Page 188: Front Fork Adjusters

    Front fork adjusters MONSTER 821 STRIPE Monster 821 Stripe The front fork used on this motorcycle has rebound, compression and spring preload adjustment. Spring preload can be adjusted on both fork legs, while rebound and compression damping can be adjusted only on the RH fork leg.
  • Page 189 By turning adjusters (1) and (3) you will hear some clicks; each click corresponds to a damping setting. The stiffest damping setting is obtained with the adjuster turned fully clockwise to the "0" position. By turning counter clockwise starting from this position, count the clicks that will correspond to positions "1", "2"...
  • Page 190: Rear Shock Absorber Adjusters

    Rear shock absorber adjusters Monster 821 / 821 Dark / 821 Stripe The rear shock absorber has external adjusters that enable you to adjust the setting to suit the load on the motorcycle. The adjuster (1) located on the LH side, at the top connection holding the shock absorber to the engine, adjusts the rebound damping.
  • Page 191 STANDARD calibration, from the fully closed position (clockwise): rebound: loosen adjuster (1) by 1.5 turns (from fully closed); spring preload: 0.59 in (15 mm) (from fully unloaded). Attention To turn the preload adjuster ring nut use a pin wrench. Pay attention to avoid hand injuries by hitting motorcycle parts in case the wrench tooth suddenly slips on the ring nut groove while moving it.
  • Page 192 CHOOSING THE SUSPENSION SETTING The values in the table are indicative. They have been calculated considering a dressed rider weighing 176 - 198 lb (80-90 kg) and a dressed passenger weighing 154 - 176 lb (70-80 kg). Front fork adjustments - Monster 821 Stripe Parameter Range Standard...
  • Page 193 Rear shock absorber adjustments - Monster 821 / 821 Dark Parameter Range Default Sport Comfort Rider + passen- Compression – – – – – 0 ÷ 5 turns 1.5 turns 0.5 turns 2.5 turns 1.5 turns Rebound Spring preload 10 ÷ 20 mm 15 mm 15 mm 15 mm...
  • Page 194: Riding The Motorcycle

    Riding the motorcycle During the first few hours of riding, it is advisable to run the engine at varying load and rpm, though still within recommended limit. To achieve this, roads with plenty of bends and even slightly hilly areas are ideal for the most efficient Break-in recommendations break-in of the engine, brakes and suspensions.
  • Page 195 During the entire Break-in period, carefully observe the indications on the scheduled maintenance chart and servicing recommendations in the Warranty Booklet. Failure to follow these instructions releases Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for any engine damage or shorter engine life. Fig 118...
  • Page 196: Pre-ride Checks

    Pre-ride checks CONTROLS Work the brake, clutch, throttle and gear change controls (levers, pedals and twistgrip) and check Attention for proper operation. Failure to carry out these checks before riding LIGHTS AND INDICATORS may lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider Make sure lights, indicators and horn work and passenger.
  • Page 197 After Key-ON, the ABS light (9, Fig 9) stays ON when the motorcycle speed exceeds 5 km/h; the warning light switches OFF to indicate the correct operation of the ABS system. Attention In case of malfunction, do not ride the motorcycle and contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center.
  • Page 198 Check that the front (1) and rear (2) phonic wheels are clean. Attention Clogged reading slots would compromise system proper operation. It is advisable to disable ABS in case of very muddy road surfaces, as in these conditions the system might be subject to sudden failure.
  • Page 199: Starting The Engine

    Starting the engine Attention Before starting the engine, become familiar with the controls you will need to use when riding. Attention Never start or run the engine indoors. Exhaust gases are poisonous and may lead to loss of consciousness or even death within a short time. Move the ignition key to position (1, Fig 121).
  • Page 200 Check that the stop switch (2, Fig 122) is positioned (RUN), then press the starter button (3, Fig 122). Let the motorcycle start without operating the throttle control. Note If the battery is flat, system automatically inhibits starter motor cranking operation. Important Do not rev up the engine when it is cold.
  • Page 201: Moving Off

    Moving off Attention 1) Disengage the clutch by squeezing the clutch Avoid harsh accelerations, as this may lead to lever. misfiring and transmission snatching. The clutch 2) Push down the gear change lever firmly with the lever should not be pulled longer than necessary after tip of your foot to engage first gear.
  • Page 202: Braking

    Braking control unit keeps controlling the brake until the risk of a lockup disappears. Slow down in time, shift down to engine-brake first Normally, the rider will perceive ABS operation as a and then brake applying both brakes. Pull the clutch harder feel or a pulsation of the brake lever and pedal.
  • Page 203 Attention When ABS is disabled, the vehicle restores the standard brake system features; using the two brake controls separately reduces the motorcycle braking efficiency. Never use the brake controls harshly or suddenly as you may lock the wheels and lose control of the motorcycle.
  • Page 204: Stopping The Motorcycle

    Stopping the motorcycle Reduce speed, shift down and release the throttle twistgrip. Shift down to engage first gear and then neutral. Apply the brakes and bring the motorcycle to a complete stop. To switch the engine off, simply turn the key to position (2).
  • Page 205: Refueling

    Refueling Max level Never overfill the tank when refueling. Fuel should never be touching the rim of filler recess. Attention Use fuel with the lowest octane rating 90 (RON +MON)/2 Attention The vehicle is compatible only with fuel having a maximum ethanol content of 10% (E10). Using fuel with ethanol content over 10% is Fig 124 prohibited.
  • Page 206: Parking

    Parking Park the stopped motorcycle on the side stand (page 184). To prevent theft, turn the handlebar fully left and turn the ignition key to position (3). If you park in a garage or other indoor area, make sure that there is proper ventilation and that the motorcycle is not near a source of heat.
  • Page 207: Tool Kit And Accessories

    Tool kit and accessories The tool kit (1) is located in the compartment under the seat. Tool kit includes: fuse pliers; two helmet anti-theft system cables; flat-blade/Phillips screwdriver; screwdriver handgrip; box wrench, 0.55x0.63x5.71 in (14x16x145 mm); rod, 0.24x4.72 in (6x120 mm); Allen wrench, 0.12 in (3 mm);...
  • Page 208: Main Maintenance Operations

    Main maintenance operations Checking coolant level and topping up, if necessary Check coolant level in the expansion tank on the right side of the steering tube. Steer completely to the left and check that the level is between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the expansion reservoir.
  • Page 209: Change The Air Filter

    Make sure the engine is cold before proceeding. Attempting to change the coolant with the engine hot could lead to burns from hot coolant or scalding steam. Change the air filter Important Have the air filter maintenance performed at a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center.
  • Page 210: Check Brake Fluid Level

    Brake and clutch fluid must be topped up and changed at the intervals specified in the scheduled maintenance table contained in the Warranty Booklet; please contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center. Fig 128 Important All brake and clutch lines should be changed every four years.
  • Page 211 Attention Brake fluid can damage paintwork and plastic parts, so avoid contact. Hydraulic oil is corrosive; it may cause damage and lead to severe injuries. Never mix fluids of different qualities. Check seals for proper sealing.
  • Page 212: Checking Brake Pads For Wear

    Friction material wear beyond this limit would lead to metal support contact with the brake disk and compromise braking efficiency, disk integrity and rider safety. Fig 129 Important Have the brake pads replaced at a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center. Fig 130...
  • Page 213: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery Attention Have the battery removed at a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center. To reach the battery, refer to "Removing the battery" page 216. Attention The battery gives off explosive gases; keep it away from any source of ignition such as sparks, Fig 131 flames and cigarettes.
  • Page 214 Charge the battery at 0.9 A for 5÷10 hours. Install the battery on the vehicle as described under "Refitting the battery" page 222. Attention Keep the battery out of the reach of children. Jump-starting the motorcycle If the motorcycle must be jump-started in an emergency with an external starting device, first loosen screws (2) using the supplied wrench to remove the battery cover (1).
  • Page 215 Connect the positive pole of the external device to the battery positive pole (3). Connect the negative pole of the external device to engine mounting screw (4), after removing both covers on engine LH side. To remove the covers, refer to "Removing the battery" page 216.
  • Page 216: Charging And Maintenance Of The Battery During Winter Storage

    Charging and maintenance of the battery during winter storage Your motorcycle is equipped with a connector (1), located under the seat, to which you can connect a special battery charger (2) (Battery maintainer kit part no. 69924601A - various countries; Battery maintainer kit part no.
  • Page 217 Note When the motorcycle is left unused (approximately for more than 30 days) we recommend owners to use the Ducati battery charge maintainer (Battery maintainer kit part no. 69924601A - various countries; Battery maintainer kit part no. 69924601AX - for Japan, China and Australia only) since its electronics monitors the battery voltage and features a maximum charge current of 1.5 Ah.
  • Page 218: Removing The Battery

    Removing the battery Important When battery must be removed, ALWAYS contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center. Loosen the screw (1) and remove the cover (2). Loosen the screws (3) and remove the cover (4). Loosen the screw (5) and disconnect the ground cable (6).
  • Page 219 Loosen the screws (7) securing battery mount cover (8). Fig 140 Fig 141...
  • Page 220 Loosen the special screw (9) retaining battery positive cable terminals (10) and ABS positive terminal (11) to battery positive pole. Fit a service pin (P) in the hole on electric components support (Q) to change the battery. Fig 142 Fig 143...
  • Page 221 Loosen the screws (12) securing battery mount cover (13) to electric components support. Fig 144...
  • Page 222 Turn battery mount cover (13) down and remove service pin (P) while supporting the battery (14) with your hand. Slowly slide down battery (14), pay attention to the negative pole which is still connected to the wiring. Fig 145 Fig 146...
  • Page 223 Loosen screw (15) securing negative cable (16) to battery negative pole and remove the battery. Fig 147...
  • Page 224: Refitting The Battery

    Refitting the battery Important When battery must be installed, ALWAYS contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center. Fit the battery negative cable (16) on battery negative pole and fasten it by tightening screw (15) to 10 Nm ± 10%.
  • Page 225 Once battery (14) is in place, fit service pin (P) in the hole on electric components support (Q) to support the battery. Raise the battery mount cover (13) until it gets against the battery. Fig 150 Fig 151...
  • Page 226 Slide out pin (P) and fasten battery mount cover (13) using screws (12); tighten them to 5 Nm ± 10%. Fig 152...
  • Page 227 Fit the positive cable (10) and ABS positive cable (11) on battery positive pole and fasten it by tightening screw (9) to 10 Nm ± 10%. Fit the battery cover (8) on electric components support. Fig 153 Fig 154...
  • Page 228 Start screws (7) and tighten them to a torque of 4 Nm ± 10%. Fig 155 Fig 156...
  • Page 229 Fit the ground cable (6) on motorcycle and fasten it by tightening screw (5) to 10 Nm ± 10%. Install cover (4) and tighten the screws (3) to a torque of 5 Nm ± 10%. Install cover (2) and tighten the screw (1) to a torque of 1 Nm ±...
  • Page 230: Checking Drive Chain Tension

    Checking drive chain tension Important Have chain tension adjusted by a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center. 28÷30 mm 1.10÷1.18 in Turn the rear wheel until you find the position where chain is tightest. Set the vehicle on the side stand.
  • Page 231 Attention Correct tightening of swinging arm screws (2) is critical to rider and passenger safety. Important Improper chain tension will lead to rapid wear of transmission parts. Check the correspondence of the positioning marks on both sides of the swinging arm to ensure a perfect wheel alignment.
  • Page 232: Chain Lubrication

    Chain lubrication The chain fitted on your motorcycle has O-rings to protect its moving parts from dirt and to hold the lubricant inside. So as not to damage these seals when cleaning the chain, use special solvents and avoid aggressive washing with high-pressure steam cleaners.
  • Page 233: Replacing The Bulbs

    "Electrical System" on page 258. Important Have the bulbs replaced at a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center. Undo the screw (1) and detach the lens (2) from the turn indicator support.
  • Page 234: Beam Setting

    Beam setting Note The headlight features a double adjustment, one for the right-hand and one for the left-hand light beam. To check the headlight aim, place the motorcycle upright with the tires inflated to the correct pressure 10 m and one person sitting astride the motorcycle. The 32.8 ft motorcycle should be perfectly vertical, with its longitudinal axis at right angles to a wall or screen at...
  • Page 235 To vertically align the headlight beam, turn the screw (1). Attention The headlight might fog up if the vehicle is used under the rain or after washing. Switch headlight on for a short time to dry up any condensate. Fig 163...
  • Page 236: Tires

    Tires TIRE REPAIR OR CHANGE In the event of a tiny puncture, tubeless tires will take Front tire pressure: a long time to deflate, as they tend to keep air inside. 2.50 bar (36.26 PSI) (rider only) - 2.6 bar (37.71 PSI) If you find the pressure low in one tire, check the tire (rider and passenger).
  • Page 237 Note Have the tires replaced at a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center. Correct removal and installation of the wheels is essential. Some parts of the ABS (such as sensors and phonic wheels) are mounted to the wheels and require specific...
  • Page 238 MINIMUM TREAD DEPTH Measure tread depth (S) at the point where tread is most worn down: It should not be less than 0.08 in (2 mm), and in any case not less than the legal limit. Important Visually inspect the tires at regular intervals for cracks and cuts, especially on sidewalls, bulges or large spots which are indicative of internal damage.
  • Page 239: Check Engine Oil Level

    Refit the filler plug (2). Fig 165 Important Engine oil and oil filters must be changed by a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center at the intervals specified in the scheduled maintenance chart contained in the Warranty Booklet.
  • Page 240 VISCOSITY SAE 15W-50 The other viscosity degrees indicated in the table can be used if the local average temperature is within the limits specified for that oil viscosity. 20W–40 20W–50 15W–40 15W–50 10W–40 10W–30 –10 40 C Fig 166...
  • Page 241: Cleaning And Replacing The Spark Plugs

    Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs Spark plugs are essential to smooth engine running and should be checked at regular intervals. For spark plug replacement, contact a Ducati Dealer or authorized Service Center. Fig 167...
  • Page 242: Cleaning The Motorcycle

    Cleaning the motorcycle Important To preserve the finish of metal parts and paintwork, Do not wash your motorcycle right after use. wash and clean your motorcycle at regular intervals, When the motorcycle is still hot, water drops will anyway according to the road conditions you ride in. evaporate faster and spot hot surfaces.
  • Page 243 Attention The headlight might fog up due to washing, rain or moisture. Switch headlight on for a short time to dry up any condensate. Carefully clean the phonic wheels of the ABS to ensure system efficiency. Do not use aggressive products in order to avoid damaging the phonic wheels and sensors.
  • Page 244: Storing The Motorcycle

    Periodically carry out the required checks and replace clean the motorcycle; parts as necessary using Ducati original spare parts empty the fuel tank; to be in compliance with regulations in the given pour a few drops of engine oil into the cylinders country.
  • Page 245: Maintenance

    Maintenance Scheduled maintenance chart: operations to be performed by the Dealer List of operations and type of interven- Km. x1000 Time tion (months) mi. x1000 0.6 [set mileage (km/mi) or time interval *] Reading of the error memory with DDS and check of software version update on control units Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns...
  • Page 246 List of operations and type of interven- Km. x1000 Time tion (months) mi. x1000 0.6 [set mileage (km/mi) or time interval *] Check the proper tightening of brake caliper bolts and brake disk flange screws Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening Check frame-to-engine fasteners tightening Check wheel hub bearings Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft...
  • Page 247 List of operations and type of interven- Km. x1000 Time tion (months) mi. x1000 0.6 [set mileage (km/mi) or time interval *] Visually check the fuel lines Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls Change coolant Check the coolant level and check circuit for damage...
  • Page 248: Scheduled Maintenance Chart: Operations To Be Performed By The Customer

    Scheduled maintenance chart: operations to be performed by the customer Km. x1000 List of operations and type of intervention [set mileage (km/mi) or time mi. x1000 interval *] Months Check engine oil level Check brake fluid level Check tire pressure and wear Check the drive chain tension and lubrication Check brake pads.
  • Page 249: Technical Data

    Technical data Weights Overall weight (in running order with 90% of fuel - 93/93/EC): 453 lb (205.5 kg). Overall weight (without fluids and battery): 395 lb (179.5 kg). Maximum allowed weight (carrying full load): 859 lb (390 kg). Attention Failure to observe weight limits could result in poor handling and impair the performance of your motorcycle and may cause you to lose control of the motorcycle.
  • Page 250: Overall Dimensions

    Overall dimensions 31.5 in / 800 mm 14.29 in 7.09 in 363 mm 180 mm 58.27 in / 1480 mm 85.43 in / 2170 mm Fig 168 ** Adjustable seat height 30.90 ÷ 31.89 in (785 ÷ 810 mm).
  • Page 251: Top-ups

    Top-ups TOP-UPS TYPE Fuel tank, including a reserve of 0.66 gal- Unleaded fuel with a minimum octane rat- 17.5 cu. dm (liters) ing of 90 (RON+MON)/2. lons (2.5 cu. dm liters) 4.62 gallons Oil sump and filter SHELL - Advance 4T Ultra 3.2 cu.
  • Page 252 Attention The vehicle is compatible only with fuel having a maximum ethanol content of 10% (E10). Using fuel with ethanol content over 10% is prohibited. Using it could result in severe damage of the engine and motorcycle components. Using fuel with ethanol content over 10% will render the Warranty null and void.
  • Page 253: Engine

    Engine Twin cylinder, four-stroke, 90° "L" type, longitudinal. Bore: 3.46 in (88 mm). Stroke: 2.66 in (67.5 mm). Total displacement: 821.1 cc. Compression ratio: 12.8±0.5:1 Max. crankshaft power (95/1/EC), kW/HP: 82.4 kW/112 HP at 9250 rpm Max. torque at crankshaft (95/1/EC): 9.1 kgm/89.4 Nm at 7750 rpm Maximum rpm: 10,500.
  • Page 254: Timing System

    Timing system DESMODROMIC system with four valves per cylinder controlled by eight rocker arms (four opening and four closing ones) and two overhead camshafts. This system is driven by the crankshaft through spur gears, pulleys and toothed belts. Desmodromic timing system 1) opening (or upper) rocker;...
  • Page 255: Performance Data

    Firing points per injector: 4 Fuel with a minimum octane rating of 90 (RON Failure to follow these instructions will release +MON)/2. Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability for any engine damage or shortened engine life. Attention Spark plugs The vehicle is compatible only with fuel having a maximum ethanol content of 10% (E10).
  • Page 256: Brakes

    Brakes Attention Separate-action anti-lock brake system operated by The brake fluid used in the brake system is hall-type sensors mounted to each wheel with phonic corrosive. wheel detection: ABS can be disabled. In the event of accidental contact with eyes or skin, wash the affected area with generous quantities of Front running water.
  • Page 257: Transmission

    If the rear sprocket needs replacing, contact a Front chain sprocket/clutch gearwheel ratio: 33/61. Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Center. 6-speed gearbox with constant mesh gears, and gear If improperly replaced, this component could change pedal on left side of motorcycle.
  • Page 258: Frame

    Frame FRONT KAYABA hydraulic upside-down fork with spring Molybdenum-chrome steel tubular trellis, cast preload, compression and rebound adjustment. aluminum rear subframe Stanchion diameter: 1.69 in (43 mm). Steering angle (per side): 30° Wheel travel: 5.12 in (130 mm). Steering head angle: 24.3° Trail: 3.67 in (93.2 mm) REAR Progressive with Sachs monoshock, with rebound...
  • Page 259 CN201V (Akzo Nobel). Rims, Black. (this model comes with seat cover as standard) STAR WHITE SILK Ducati Anniversary red code 473.1010 (PPG) with Primer 2 K White code 873.AC001 (Palinal). White Stripe; Primer, Star White code 928.T948 (Palinal). Clear coat code 228.880 (PPG);...
  • Page 260: Electrical System

    Electrical system Basic electric items are: HEADLIGHT: low beam: H4 BV (12 V - 60/55 W). high beam: H4 BV (12 V - 60/55 W). parking light: with six LEDs, 12V - 2.8W. ELECTRICAL CONTROLS ON HANDLEBAR front turn indicators: 12V - 10W lamp. rear turn indicators: 12V - 10W lamp.
  • Page 261 Fuses There are eleven fuses that protect the electric components located inside the fuse boxes. There are three spare fuses in every box. Above the solenoid starter there are two 30 A fuses, whereas on its sides there are two ABS fuses: a 25 A and a 30 A one. The fuse boxes are located on the RH central side, under the RH side cover.
  • Page 262 Fuse box (A) key Fuse box (B) key El. item Rat. El. item Rat. Optional Key 7.5 A Lights Alarm Instrument panel 10 A Stop Key 1 10 A Diagnostics Key 2 15 A Spare 7.5 A Relay 20 A Spare 25 A Control unit...
  • Page 263 The two main fuses (C) are located on solenoid starter (D). Remove the fuse cap (E) on both fuses to reach them. A blown fuse is identified by the interrupted center link (F). Near the solenoid starter there are two fuses: a 25 A (G) fuse and a 30 A (H) one.
  • Page 264 Injection /electric system diagram key Clutch switch Timing/rpm sensor Ignition system (ignition switch) MAP sensor LH fan Engine temperature RH fan Ambient temperature sensor (TIA) Generator Horizontal exhaust lambda sensor Regulator Vertical exhaust lambda sensor Solenoid starter Accelerator position sensor (APS) Battery Horizontal injector Wiring ground...
  • Page 265 Front right turn indicator Note Headlight The electric system wiring diagram is at the end Right-hand switch of this manual. Starter relay Heated handgrip power supply ABS fuses Immobilizer Starter motor Wire color coding B Blue W White V Violet Bk Black Y Yellow R Red...
  • Page 266: Routine Maintenance Record Routine Maintenance Record

    Routine maintenance record Routine maintenance record DUCATI SERVICE MILEAGE DATE 1000 15000 30000 18000 45000 27000 60000 36000...
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