multi-plate wet clutch (SS800);
multi-plate dry clutch (SS1000).
Clutch is operated by a control lever on left handlebar.
Drive is transmitted from engine to gearbox main shaft
via spur gears.
Gearbox with constant mesh gears, gear change pedal
on left side of motorcycle.
Front/rear sprocket ratio:
Total gear ratios:
13/32 (SS800) - 15/37 (SS1000)
18/30 (SS800) - 17/30 (SS1000)
21/28 SS800) - 20/27 (SS1000)
23/26 (SS800) - 22/24 (SS1000)
22/22 (SS800) - 24/23 (SS1000)
26/24 (SS800) - 28/24 (SS1000)
Drive chain from gearbox to rear wheel:
520 GXW (SS800);
525 GXW (SS1000);
The above gear ratios are part of the homologated
specifications and under no circumstances must they be
If you wish to tune up your motorcycle for competitive
trials, you may refer to Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. who
will be glad to provide information about the special
ratios available. Relevant instructions and original spare
parts are available from your local Dealer or authorised
If the rear sprocket needs replacing, contact a
Ducati Dealer or an authorised workshop. If improperly
replaced, this component could seriously endanger your
safety and that or your passenger, and cause irreparable
damage to your motorcycle.