Best practices for motorcycle safety
These few simple operations are critical to people
safety and to preserving the full performance of your
motorcycle. Never forget to perform them before,
while and after riding.
Closely follow the indications provided at
chapter "Riding the motorcycle" during the running-in
Failure to follow these instructions releases Ducati
Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for
any engine damage or shorter engine life.
Before riding your motorcycle, become familiar
with the controls you will need to use when riding.
Perform the checks recommended in this manual
before each ride (see page page 166).
Failure to carry out these checks before riding
may lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider
Start the engine outdoors or in a well ventilated
area. The engine should never be started or run
Exhaust gases are poisonous and may lead to loss of
consciousness or even death within a short time.
Use proper body position while riding and ensure your
passenger does the same.
Rider must hold the handlebar with both hands
at ALL TIMES while riding.
Both rider and passenger should keep their feet
on the footpegs when the motorcycle is in motion.
The passenger should always hold on to the
grab handle located inside the tail guard.
Refer to paragraph "Grab Handle" on page 166.