During the whole running-in period, the maintenance
and service rules recommended in this manual should be
observed carefully. Have the service inspections
performed as recommended in the Warranty Card.
Failure to comply with these rules will release Ducati
Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for
resulting engine damage or shorter engine life.
After 2500 km
After running-in, never exceed the following values
during the motorcycle standard use:
Strict observance of running-in recommendations will
ensure longer engine life and reduce the likelihood of
overhauls and tune-ups.
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 41).
Engine oil level
Check oil level in the sump through the sight glass. Top
up if needed (page 63).
Brake and clutch fluid
Check fluid level in the relevant reservoirs.
Check tyre pressure and condition (page 61).
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 56).
Check that fuel filler plug and seat catch locks are closed
Make sure side stand operates smoothly and is in the
correct position (page 31).
In case of malfunctioning, do not start the
motorcycle and call a Ducati Dealer or Authorised