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  • Page 1 Owner’s manual DUCATIMONSTER MONSTER620 MONSTER800 MONSTER1000...
  • Page 3 Ducati motorcycle for long whatsoever for any mistakes incurred in drawing up this journeys as well as short daily trips. Ducati Motor Holding manual. The information contained herein is valid at the S.p.A. wishes you smooth and enjoyable riding.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Rear brake pedal 24 Gear change pedal 24 Setting the gear change and rear brake pedals 25 Main components and devices Location 26 Tank filler plug 27 Seat catch and helmet hook 28 General Side stand 29 Warranty 6 Shock absorber adjusters 30 Symbols 6...
  • Page 5 Charging the battery 50 Monster versions 74 Chain tensioning 51 620 - 800 - 1000 74 Chain lubrication 52 800 DARK - 800 DARK SINGLE DISC 74 Replacing bulbs 53 1000S 74 Headlamp alignment 56 Tyres 57 For United States of America version only Checking engine oil level 59 Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs 60 Routine maintenance record...
  • Page 6: General

    Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. advises you to read this booklet carefully so as to become familiar with your motorcycle. In case of any doubts, please call a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop. The information contained herein will prove useful on your trips - and Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
  • Page 7: Useful Information For Safe Riding

    Useful information for safe riding Always signal your intention to turn or pull to the next lane in good time using the suitable turn indicators. Warning Be sure you are clearly visible and do not ride within the Read this section before riding your motorcycle. blind spot of vehicles ahead.
  • Page 8: Carrying The Maximum Load Allowed

    Carrying the maximum load allowed Your motorcycle is designed for long-distance riding, carrying the maximum load allowed in full safety. Even weight distribution is critical to preserving these safety features and avoiding trouble when performing sudden manoeuvres or riding on bumpy roads. Information about carrying capacity The total weight of the motorcycle in running order including rider, pillion passenger, luggage and additional...
  • Page 9: Identification Data

    Identification data All Ducati motorcycles have two identification numbers, for frame (fig. 1) and engine (fig. 2.1 - 2.2). Frame number Engine number Note These numbers identify the motorcycle model and should always be indicated when ordering spare parts. fig. 1...
  • Page 10: Controls

    CONTROLS Warning This section details the position and function of all the controls you need to drive your motorcycle. Be sure to read this information carefully before you use the controls. Position of motorcycle controls (fig. 3) 1) Instrument panel. 2) Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock.
  • Page 11: Instrument Panel

    7) EOBD light (orange) Instrument panel (fig. 4) When on, engine operation is inhibited. It goes out after a 1) High beam light (blue). few seconds (usually 1.8 - 2 sec.). Comes on when high beam is on. 8) Speedometer (km/h). 2) Turn indicator light (green).
  • Page 12 LCD unit functions When the ignition key is turned to ON, the instrument panel carries out a Check of all instruments (pointers, display, lights) (see fig. 5 and 6). LCD (1) 1 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 Turn the key to ON and press (B) (fig.
  • Page 13 Oil temperature When the oil temperature goes below 50 °C (122 °F), "LO" will be displayed. "HI" will be displayed when the temperature exceeds 170 °C (338 °F). Fuel light "FUEL" will be displayed when the fuel warning light comes on. Maintenance indicator After the first 1,000 Km/621 mi and then every 10,000 Km/ 6210 mi, "MAInt"...
  • Page 14: The Immobilizer System

    The immobilizer system The key A performs the same functions as the keys B, For improved anti-theft protection, the motorcycle is and is also used to wipe off and re-program other black equipped with an IMMOBILIZER, an electronic system keys, if needed. that inhibits engine operation whenever the ignition switch is turned off.
  • Page 15: Code Card

    Code card The keys come with a CODE CARD (fig. 8) that reports: A) (fig. 9) the electronic code to be used in case of engine block, i.e. bike did not start after key-ON. Warning Keep the CODE CARD in a safe place. However, it is advisable to keep the electronic code printed on the CODE CARD handy when you ride your motorcycle, in case it is necessary to override engine block through the...
  • Page 16: Procedure To Disable Immobilizer Engine Block Through Throttle Twistgrip

    Procedure to disable immobilizer engine block Note through throttle twistgrip Should the throttle twistgrip be released before the 1) Turn the key to ON and fully open throttle. Keep it set time, the warning light turns on again. It is then open.
  • Page 17: Duplicate Keys

    Operation Duplicate keys When the ignition key is turned to OFF, the immobilizer If you need any duplicate keys, contact the DUCATI inhibits engine operation. Service network with all the keys you have left and your When the ignition key is turned back to ON to start the CODE CARD.
  • Page 18: Ignition Switch And Steering Lock

    Ignition switch and steering lock (fig. 10) It is located in front of the fuel tank and has four positions: A) ON: lights and engine on; B) OFF: lights and engine off; C) LOCK: steering 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 19: Left Switch

    Left switch (fig. 11.1 - 11.2) 620/800 1) Dip switch, light dip switch, two positions: position = low beam on; position = high beam on. Note This device is not fitted on the Australia and Japan versions. 2) Switch = 3-position turn indicator: centre position = OFF;...
  • Page 20: Clutch Lever

    Clutch lever (fig. 12.1 - 12.2) 620/800 Lever (1) (fig. 12.2) disengages the clutch. It features a dial adjuster (2) (fig. 12.2) for lever distance from the twistgrip on handlebar. To set lever distance from twistgrip, push lever (1) (fig. 12.2) fully forward and turn the dial adjuster (2) (fig.
  • Page 21: Cold Start Lever

    Cold start lever (fig. 13) Use this device to start the engine from cold. It will increase the engine idling speed after starting. Lever positions: A) = closed B) = fully open. The lever can be opened and closed gradually to adjust speed until engine is fully warm (see page 37).
  • Page 22: Right Switch

    Right switch (fig. 14.1) 1) Switch, light switch, three positions: right position = light off; centre position = front and rear parking lights, number plate and instrument panel lights on; left position = headlight, front and rear parking lights, number plate and instrument panel lights on. 2) Switch for ENGINE STOP, two positions: position (RUN) = run.
  • Page 23: Throttle Twistgrip

    Throttle twistgrip (fig. 14.2) The twistgrip (1) on the right handlebar opens the throttles. When released, it will spring back to the initial position (idling speed). fig. 14.2 Front brake lever (fig. 14.2) Pull in the lever (2) towards the twistgrip to operate the front brake.
  • Page 24: Rear Brake Pedal

    Rear brake pedal (fig. 15) Push down on the pedal (1) to apply the rear brake. The system is hydraulically operated. Gear change pedal (fig. 16) The gear change pedal is at rest when in the central position N, is moved up and down to change gears and then returns to the central position.
  • Page 25: Setting The Gear Change And Rear Brake Pedals

    Setting the gear change and rear brake pedals The gear change and rear brake pedals can be adjusted to suit the preferred riding position of each rider. To set the gear change pedal, lock linkage (1) and loosen the check nuts (2) and (3). Note Nut (2) has a left-hand thread.
  • Page 26: Main Components And Devices

    MAIN COMPONENTS AND DEVICES 12 13 Location (fig. 19) 1) Tank filler plug. 2) Seat catch. 3) Hook for helmet fastening cable. 4) Passenger grab handle. 5) Side stand. 6) Rear view mirrors. 7) Rear shock absorber adjusters. 8) Fuel tank lifting rod. 9) Seat cover (not on 620DARK and 620DARK SINGLE DISC version).
  • Page 27: Tank Filler Plug

    Tank filler plug (fig. 20) Opening Lift the protection lid (1) and fit the ignition key into the lock. Turn the key clockwise 1/4 turn to unlock. OPEN Lift the plug. Closing Refit the plug with the key in it and push it down into its seat.
  • Page 28: Seat Catch And Helmet Hook

    Seat catch and helmet hook Opening Fit the ignition key into the lock. Turn the key clockwise to detach seat from frame. Pull the seat backwards to slide it off its front holders. On the rear end of the compartment underneath the seat, there is the helmet fastening cable (1) (see page 43).
  • Page 29: Side Stand

    Side stand (fig. 23) Note Check for proper operation of the stand mechanism Important (two springs, one into the other) and the safety sensor Before lowering the side stand, make sure that the (2). bearing surface is hard and flat. Note Do not park on soft or pebbled ground or on asphalt melt It is possible to start the engine with side stand...
  • Page 30: Shock Absorber Adjusters

    Shock absorber adjusters The rear shock absorber has outer adjusters that enable you to adjust your motorcycle to the load. The adjuster (1) located on the right side, on the connection holding the shock absorber to the swingarm, controls rebound damping. Turn the adjuster (1) clockwise to increase damping (H), anticlockwise to reduce it (S).
  • Page 31: Front Fork Adjusters

    Warning Now turn the screw anticlockwise and listen for the The shock absorber is filled with gas under clicks that identify setting positions no. “1”, “2” and so pressure and may cause severe damage if taken apart by unskilled persons. Standard factory setting is as follows: When carrying a passenger and luggage, set the rear compression:...
  • Page 32 To change the preload of the spring inside each fork leg, turn the adjusting nut (2) with a 22-mm hexagon wrench. Preload setting range (A) is from 25 to 10 mm Factory setting is 18 mm. Important Adjust both fork legs to same settings. fig.
  • Page 33: Changing Motorcycle Track Alignment

    Changing motorcycle track alignment (fig. 27-28- Motorcycle track alignment is the result of tests carried out under different riding conditions by our technical staff. Modifying factory setting is a very delicate operation, which may lead to serious damages if carried out by unskilled people.
  • Page 34 UNIBALL articulated head (A) maximum extension is 5 threadings, i.e. 7.5 mm (B). fig. 29...
  • Page 35: Directions For Use

    DIRECTIONS FOR USE Up to 1000 km During the first 1000 km, keep the revolution meter under control. The indicator must not exceed: 5500-6000 rpm. During the first hours of riding, it is advisable to run the engine at varying load and rpm, though still within recommended limit.
  • Page 36: Pre-ride Checks

    (page 59). Warranty Card should be observed carefully. Brake and clutch fluid Failure to comply with these rules will release Ducati Check fluid level in the relevant reservoirs. Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for Tyre condition any engine damage or shorter engine life.
  • Page 37: Starting The Engine

    Starting the engine 2) Move the fast-idle lever to position (B) (fig. 33). 3) Check that the stop switch (1, fig. 32) is positioned to Note (RUN), then press the starter button (2). Follow the “High ambient temperature” procedure to start the engine when it is warm. Warning Before starting the engine, become familiar with the controls you will need to use when riding.
  • Page 38 This model is equipped with a servoignition system. To achieve assisted engine starting, press the button (2) and release it immediately. Pressing the button (2) operates automatic engine starting for a maximum period of time that varies depending on engine temperature. When the engine has started, the system prevents the starter motor from turning over.
  • Page 39: Moving Off

    High ambient temperature (over 35 °C/95 °F): Moving off Follow the same procedure for “Regular ambient 1) Disengage the clutch squeezing the control lever. temperature”, however, do not use the cold start device. 2) Push down on gear change lever sharply with the tip of your foot to engage the first gear.
  • Page 40: Braking

    Braking Slow down in time, shift down to engine-brake first and then brake applying both brakes. Pull the clutch lever before stopping the motorcycle, to avoid sudden engine stop. Warning Use both brake lever and pedal for effective braking. Using only one of the brakes will give you less braking power.
  • Page 41: Stopping The Motorcycle

    Stopping the motorcycle Slow down gradually, then shift down and release the throttle twistgrip. Finally change from first to neutral. Apply brakes and you will bring the motorcycle to a complete stop. To switch the engine off, simply turn the key to OFF (page 18).
  • Page 42: Parking

    Parking Stop the motorcycle, then put it on the side stand to park it (see page 29). To avoid theft, turn the handlebar fully left and turn the key to LOCK position. If you park in a garage or other facilities, make sure that there is proper ventilation and that the motorcycle is not near a source of heat.
  • Page 43: Tool Kit And Accessories

    Tool kit and accessories (fig. 37) The compartment under the seat holds: an Owner’s manual; a helmet fastening cable; a tool bag for usual maintenance and checks. To reach this compartment, remove the seat first (page 28) then the protective cover (1). Use a coin to unscrew its special screw (2).
  • Page 44: Main Maintenance Operations

    MAIN MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS Lifting the fuel tank (fig. 39) Warning Make sure the fuel in the tank is less than 5 litres or fuel may leak out through the filler plug breather. fig. 39 Remove the seat (page 28) and lift the hook (1). Lift the tank and unhook the service rod (2, fig.
  • Page 45: Changing Air Filter

    Changing air filter (fig. 41) Replace the air filter at the required intervals shown in the routine maintenance chart (see Warranty Card). The air box is accessible after lifting the fuel tank as described on page 44. To remove the filter, release the cover clips (1) on both sides of the air box and take off the cover (2).
  • Page 46: Checking Brake And Clutch Fluid Level

    Brake and clutch fluid must be topped up and changed at the intervals specified in the routine maintenance chart (see Warranty Card) by a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop. Important It is recommended all brake and clutch lines be changed every four years.
  • Page 47: Checking Brake Pads For Wear

    Brake system If you find exceeding play on brake lever or pedal and Front brake brake pads are still in good condition, contact a Ducati To facilitate inspection without removing the pads from Dealer or Authorized Workshop to have the system the calipers, brake pads have a wear mark.
  • Page 48: Lubricating Cables And Joints

    Work the controls to make sure the cable slides smoothly inside the sheath: if you feel any friction or hard spots, have the cable replaced by a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop. To prevent these failures, smear the end of the Bowden cables with SHELL Advance Grease or Retinax LX2 at regular intervals.
  • Page 49: Throttle Cable Adjustment

    Throttle cable adjustment 2 ÷ 4 mm The throttle twistgrip must have a free play of 2 - 4 mm, ➤ ➤ measured at the edge of the twistgrip and at all positions of the handlebars. If it needs adjusting, use the suitable adjuster (1, fig.
  • Page 50: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery (fig. 47) Before charging the battery, it is best to remove it from the motorcycle. Always disconnect the black negative terminal (-) first, and then the red positive terminal (+). Undo the straps (1) and remove the battery. –...
  • Page 51: Chain Tensioning

    Chain tensioning Turn the rear wheel slowly until you find the position where chain is tightest. With the motorcycle on the side stand, push the chain up pressing with a finger at the mid-length of swingarm. The lower portion of the chain should have a slack of 25÷27 mm (620), 25 mm (800/1000) (fig.
  • Page 52: Chain Lubrication

    Chain lubrication The chain fitted on your motorcycle has O-rings that keep dirt out of and lubricant inside the sliding parts. The seals might be irreparably damaged if the chain is cleaned using non-specific solvents or washed using steam or water jets. Dry the chain using compressed air or absorbent material and apply SHELL Advance Chain or Advance Teflon Chain on each link.
  • Page 53: Replacing Bulbs

    Replacing bulbs Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, make sure that the new one complies with voltage and wattage as specified on page 70 - “Electric System”. Headlamp (fig. 50 and 51) To gain access to headlamp bulbs, slacken the lower screw (1) holding the rim-reflector assembly to the body and disconnect the connector (2, fig.
  • Page 54 Replace the bulb (4, fig. 52). Note Never touch the transparent body of the new bulb with your fingers or it will blacken resulting in reduced bulb brilliancy. Insert the locating pegs of the bulb base into their seats to obtain correct alignment; hook the clip (3) to the headlamp holders.
  • Page 55 Turn indicators (fig. 54) Remove the screw (1) and detach the glass (2) from the body. The bulb is of the bayonet-type: press and rotate anti- clockwise to remove. Fit the spare bulb by pressing and turning clockwise until it clicks. Refit the glass sliding the small tab (A) into the suitable slot in the indicator body.
  • Page 56: Headlamp Alignment

    Headlamp alignment (fig. 56) When checking headlamp alignment, put the motorcycle upright. Tyres should be inflated at the correct pressure and one person should be sitting astride the motorcycle, keeping it at right angles to its longitudinal axis and opposite a wall or a screen, 10 meters apart from it. Then draw a horizontal line dictated by headlamp center and a vertical one in line with the longitudinal axis of motorcycle.
  • Page 57: Tyres

    0.2 - 0.3 bar. Important Do not remove or shift the wheel balancing weights. Note If tyres need replacing, contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop to make sure wheels are removed and refitted correctly.
  • Page 58 Minimum tread depth Measure tread depth (S, fig. 58) at the point where tread is most worn down. It should not be less than 2 mm and anyway not below the legal limit. Important Visually inspect the tyres at regular intervals for detecting cracks or cuts, on the side walls especially, bulges or large spots that are indicative of internal damage.
  • Page 59: Checking Engine Oil Level

    Undo the filler plug (2) and top up to correct level. Refit the plug. Important Engine oil and oil filters must be changed by a fig. 59 Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop at regular intervals, as specified in the routine maintenance chart (see Warranty Card). Viscosity SAE 10W-40...
  • Page 60: Cleaning And Replacing The Spark Plugs

    If color has altered or you find any dark deposits, change the spark plug and report this to a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop. Check wear on the central electrode. If it looks worn out or has a vitreous appearance, change the spark plug.
  • Page 61: Cleaning The Motorcycle

    Cleaning the motorcycle Warning To preserve the finish of metal parts and paintwork, wash Braking performance may be impaired immediately and clean your motorcycle at regular intervals, anyway after washing the motorcycle. Never grease or lubricate according to the road conditions you ride in. the brake discs.
  • Page 62: Storing The Bike Away

    Carry out any required inspection at regular intervals and remove the drain plug and seal and drain all fuel from replace any parts using Ducati original spare parts tank; complying with local law. pour a few drops of engine oil into the cylinders through...
  • Page 63: Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA Carrying full load: 390 Kg. Warning Failure to observe weight limits could result in poor Overall dimensions (mm) (fig. 61) handling and impair the performance of your motorcycle, Weights and you may lose control of the motorcycle. Dry weight: 177Kg (620) 179 Kg.
  • Page 64: Top-ups

    Top-ups Type of fluid cu. dm. (liters) Fuel tank, including a reserve Unleaded fuel 14 (620/800) of 3.5 cu dm (liters) - 3 cu dm 95 fuel octane rating (at least) 15 (1000) in the plastic tank Oil sump and oil filter SHELL Advance Ultra 4 3,1 (620) 3.3 (800)
  • Page 65: Engine

    Timing system Engine Desmodromic (type) with two valves per cylinder, Twin cylinder, four-stroke, 90° “L” type, longitudinal. operated by four rocker arms (2 opening rockers and 2 Bore: closing rockers) and an overhead camshaft. It is operated 80 mm (620) by the crankshaft through spur gears, belt rollers and 88 mm (800) toothed belts.
  • Page 66: Performance Data

    Brake calipers with separate pistons. Make and type: Important BREMBO 30/34-4 pistons. Failure to comply with these limits releases Ducati Friction material: Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for FERIT I/D 450 FF resulting engine malfunction or reduced life-span.
  • Page 67 Rear brake Type: fixed drilled steel disc Disc diameter: 245 mm Hydraulically operated by a pedal on R.H. side Braking surface: 25 sq cm Brake caliper: cylinder Ø 32 mm Make and type: BREMBO P 2.I05N. Friction material: FERIT I/D 450 FF. Master cylinder type: PS 11.
  • Page 68: Transmission

    However, if you wish to tune up your motorcycle for gear 21/28 (620-620 DARK/800) - 20/27 (1000) competitive trials, you may refer to Ducati Motor Holding gear 23/26 (620-620 DARK/800) - 22/24 (1000) S.p.A. who will be glad to provide information about the gear 22/22 (620-620 DARK/800) - 24/23 (1000) special ratios available.
  • Page 69: Frame

    Warning Rear wheel If the rear sprocket needs replacing, contact a Make: Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop. If improperly BREMBO replaced, this component could seriously endanger your Dimensions: safety and that of your passenger, and cause irreparable 4.50x17" (620-800) damage to your motorcycle.
  • Page 70: Suspensions

    Suspensions Exhaust system Catalyzed in compliance with emission regulations. Front suspension Hydraulic upside-down fork. Stanchion diameter: 43 mm Electric system Travel along leg axis: 130 mm Basic electric items are: Round headlamp with iodine double filament bulb, 12V- Rear 55/60W bulb. Of the progressive type, thanks to a rocker arm Parking light with 12V-5W bulb.
  • Page 71 Fuses The main fuse box is located on the left side of the battery (fig. 63). To expose the fuses, take off the box protective cover (1). Mounting position and ampere capacity are marked on it. Only 6 of the fuses are connected. There are two spare fuses.
  • Page 72 Legend of the wiring diagram of electric 30) Neutral light switch system/ignition 31) Oil pressure switch 1) Right switch 32) Rear STOP light switch 2) Transponder aerial 33) Front STOP light switch 3) Key-operated switch 34) Left switch 4) Main relay 35) Air temperature/pressure sensor 5) Fuse box 36) Instruments (instrument panel)
  • Page 73 Wire color coding Legend of fuse box (5) B Blue W White Pos. Description Rat. V Violet Bk Black Main switch 30 A Y Yellow R Red 2-10 Fuel pump, injectors, coils 20 A Lb Light blue Gr Grey 3-11 Key sense 10 A G Green...
  • Page 74: Monster Versions

    Metal-color frame and rims. 620 - 800 - 1000 Dark; Available in the following colors: Black frame and rims. Ducati anniversary red 473.101 (PPG); Ducati yellow 473.201 (PPG); Dark; Polished black 248.514 (PPG); Metal-color frame and rims. Metal-color frame and rims.
  • Page 75: For United States Of America Version Only

    Such use could lead to upset or other accident. Noise emission warranty Ducati Motor S.p.A. warrants that this exhaust system, at Reporting of safety defects the time of sale, meets all applicable U.S. EPA Federal If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could noise standards.
  • Page 76 Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited. Federal If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have Law prohibits the following acts or causing thereof: the vehicle inspected and repaired by your local Ducati (1) the removal or rendering inoperative by any person, dealer.
  • Page 77 Riding safety When the roadway is wet, rely more on the throttle to The points given below are applicable for every day control vehicle speed and less on the front and rear motorcycle use and shoud be carefully observed for safe brakes.
  • Page 78 Do not inhale exhaust gases and never run the Vehicle identification number (V.I.N.); engine in a closed garage or confined area. Every Ducati motorcycle is identified by two identification Use only Ducati approved parts and accessories. numbers (see page 9). Figure A specifically shows the This motorcycle was not intended to be equipped with a identification numbers.
  • Page 79 Label location (fig. B) fig. B...
  • Page 81 Ducati North America, Inc., 10443 Bandley Drive, Important Cupertino, California, 95014 warrants that each new In the event of fuel system malfunction, contact 1998 and later Ducati motorcycle, that includes as Ducati’s authorized Service Centres. standard equipment a headlight, tail-light and stoplight, and is street legal:...
  • Page 82 30 days. Any replacement part can defects in material or workmanship by an authorized be used in an emergency repair. Ducati will reimburse the Ducati motorcycle dealer at its place of business during owner for the expenses, including diagnosis, not to customary business hours.
  • Page 83 Ducati maintenance or repairs. However, Ducati is not liable for dealer. Ducati shall not be liable for any other expenses, these parts. The owner is responsible for the loss or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential performance of all required maintenance.
  • Page 84: Routine Maintenance Record

    ROUTINE MAINTENANCE RECORD Ducati Mileage Date Service Name 1,000 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000...

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