Failure to carry out these checks before riding,
may lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider
Before riding, perform a thorough check-up on your
motorcycle as follows:
FUEL LEVEL IN THE TANK
Check the fuel level in the tank. Fill tank if needed
ENGINE OIL LEVEL
Check oil level in the sump through the sight
glass. Top up if needed (page 214).
BRAKE AND CLUTCH FLUID
Check fluid level in the relevant reservoirs (page
Check coolant level in the expansion reservoir.
Top up if needed (page 188).
Check tyre pressure and condition (page 212).
Work the brake, clutch, throttle and gear change
controls (levers, pedals and twistgrip) and check
for proper operation.
LIGHTS AND INDICATORS
Make sure lights, indicators and horn work
properly. In case of light malfunction, contact a
Ducati Dealer or Authorised Service Centre.
Ensure that tank filler plug (page 159) and seat
(page 161) are properly locked.
Make sure side stand operates smoothly and is
in the correct position (page 164).