Failure to carry out these checks before riding, may
lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider and
Before riding, perform a thorough check-up on your bike
Fuel level in the tank
Check fuel level in the tank.
Fill tank if needed (page 62).
Engine oil level
Check oil level in the sump through the sight glass. Top
up if needed (page 88).
Brake and clutch fluid
Check fluid level in the relevant reservoirs.
Check coolant level in the expansion reservoir. Top up if
necessary (page 72).
Check tyre pressure and condition (page 86).
Work the brake, clutch, throttle and gear change controls
(levers, pedals and twistgrips) and check for proper
Lights and indicators
Make sure lights, indicators and horn work properly.
Replace any burnt-out bulbs (page 80).
Check that fuel filler plug and seat catch locks are closed
Make sure side stand (pages 42 and 43) and centre stand
(page 44) operate smoothly and are in the correct
Set the key to ON and make sure the light comes on for
a few seconds. When the light turns off, it means that
the ABS is on.
In case of malfunctioning, do not start the
motorcycle and call a Ducati Dealer or Authorized