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  • Page 1 Owner's manual DUCATI SUPERBIKE...
  • Page 2 Use and maintenance manual...
  • Page 4 Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. cannot accept any liability We are sure that you will use your Ducati for longer journeys for errors that may have occurred in the preparation of this as well as short daily trips, but however you use your manual.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Main components and devices 51 Position on motorcycle 51 Fuel tank filler cap 52 Seat lock 53 Sidestand 54 Front fork adjusters 55 General indications 6 Rear shock absorber adjusters 57 Warranty 6 Symbols 6 Riding the motorcycle 59 Useful road safety information 7 Riding with a full load 8 Running-in precautions 59...
  • Page 6 Vehicle identification number (VIN) 112 Label location 113 (mm) Overall dimensions California evaporation emission system 115 Weights 96 Ducati limited warranty on emission control system 115 Engine 98 Timing system 98 Performance data 98 Routine maintenance record 118 Spark plugs 99...
  • Page 7: General Indications

    General indications Symbols Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. advises you to read this manual carefully in order to familiarise yourself with your motorcycle. If in doubt, please contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Centre. You will find the information in the manual useful on trips (which Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
  • Page 8: Useful Road Safety Information

    Useful road safety information Always signal your intention to turn or change lane in good time, using the appropriate turn signals. Be sure you are clearly visible and avoid riding within the Warning blind spot of a vehicle in front of you. Read this section before riding your motorcycle.
  • Page 9: Riding With A Full Load

    Riding with a full load Arrange your luggage or heavy accessories in the lowest possible position and as close to centre of the motorcycle Your motorcycle is designed for travelling over long as possible. distances with a full load in complete safety. Secure the luggage firmly to the motorcycle structure.
  • Page 10: Identification Data

    Identification data All Ducati motorcycles have two identification numbers, one for the frame (fig. 1) and one for the engine (fig. 2). Frame number Engine number Notes These numbers indicate the motorcycle model and should be quoted when ordering spare parts.
  • Page 11: Controls

    Controls Warning This section shows the position and function of the controls used to drive the motorcycle. Be sure to read this information carefully before you use the controls. Position of the motorcycle controls (fig. 3) 1) Instrument panel. 2) Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock. 3) Left-hand handlebar switch.
  • Page 12: Instrument Panel

    Instrument panel (fig. 4) 1) LCD (see page 13). 2) Tachometer (rpm). Indicates engine revs per minute. 3) Neutral (N) indicator (green). Illuminates when the gearbox is in neutral. 4) Fuel warning light (yellow). Illuminates when there are about 3 litres of fuel left in the tank. 5) Turn signal indicator light (green).
  • Page 13 11) 2-position switch A and B. Switch used for displaying and setting instrument panel parameters. It has two positions, A “▲” and B “▼”. 12) High beam headlight flasher switch (fig. 5). The high beam headlight flasher switch is also used for the LAP and USB data aquisition functions.
  • Page 14: Lcd - Main Functions

    LCD – Main functions Warning Any adjustments to the instrument panel must only be carried out when the motorcycle is stationary. Never operate the instrument panel controls while riding the motorcycle. 1) Speedometer. Indicates road speed. 2) Odometer. Shows total distance travelled. 3) Trip meter.
  • Page 15 The message “SERV” indicates that the service interval has been reached. The message is displayed only at Key-On for 5 seconds. The service indicator will be reset at an authorized Ducati Service Centre during the service. Important The instrument panel incorporates diagnostic functions for the electronic injection/ignition system.
  • Page 16: Lcd - How To Set/display Parameters

    LCD – How to set/display parameters At key-on (key turned from OFF to ON) the instrument panel activates all the digits of the LCD for 1 second and switches on the indicator lights in sequence. It then reverts to “normal” display mode and, in place of motorcycle speed, shows the model and, for 2 seconds, also the version (EU, UK, USA, CND, FRA, JAP).
  • Page 17 At Key-On, the instrument panel always shows the following information (de-activating any previously activated functions): Odometer Air temperature Clock Speed Coolant temperature Engine rpm At this point, with button (1, fig. 8) in position B “▼” it is possible to switch from the odometer display function to the following functions: TRIP A TRIP B...
  • Page 18 Total distance travelled indicator (odometer) At Key-On the system automatically enters this function. vs. EU The reading is saved permanently and cannot be reset. If it exceeds 99999 km (or 99999 miles), the reading “99999” remains displayed permanently. vs. UK v.s.
  • Page 19 Trip meter “TRIP A” While in this function, if you press switch (1, fig. 8) in vs. EU position B “▼“ for 3 seconds, the reading is reset. If the reading exceeds 999.9, it is reset to zero and the count restarts automatically.
  • Page 20 Trip meter “TRIP B” While in this function, if you press switch (1, fig. 8) in vs. EU position B “▼“ for 3 seconds, the reading is reset. If the reading exceeds 999.9, it is reset to zero and the count restarts automatically.
  • Page 21 “TRIP FUEL” (distance travelled on reserve fuel) indicator vs. EU When the fuel warning light comes on, the TRIP FUEL meter is activated automatically, regardless of the function displayed. If the fuel level remains in reserve, the reading is saved even after Key-Off. The count stops automatically when the fuel level rises above reserve.
  • Page 22 Air temperature indicator Shows the outside air temperature. vs. EU Display limits: -39 °C÷+124 °C. v.s. USA In the event of a sensor FAULT (-40 °C, +125 °C or disconnected) a series of dashes “- - -” is displayed steadily and the Engine Diagnostics warning light (8, fig.
  • Page 23 Coolant temperature indicator Displays the engine coolant temperature: vs. EU - vs. UK if the reading is less than or equal to -40 °C (-40 °F), the display shows a series of flashing dashes (“- - -”) and the FIXED DATUM Engine Diagnostics warning light comes on (8, fig.
  • Page 24 The message “SERV” appears on the display at the following intervals: after the first 1000 km on the odometer; every 12000 km on the odometer. The message is displayed only at Key-On for 5 seconds. When the indicator appears, contact your Ducati dealer or Authorized Service Centre. fig. 15...
  • Page 25 Battery voltage indicator (BATT) To display this function, go into the menu and select the “BATT” page. The battery voltage reading is displayed as follows: if the reading is between 12.1 and 14.9 Volts, it is steadily illuminated on the display; if the reading is between 10.0 and 12.0 Volts or between 15.0 and 16.0 Volts, it flashes on the display;...
  • Page 26 Adjusting the engine idle speed (rpm) To display the function, access the menu and select the “RPM” page. In addition to the upper rev counter scale, the display also shows engine rpm numerically so that you can adjust the idle speed more precisely. fig.
  • Page 27 LAP time display function To activate this function, go into the menu and set the “LAP” function to “On” by pressing switch (1, fig. 8) in position B “▼“ for 3 seconds. START and STOP the timer by pressing the high beam flasher switch (12, fig.
  • Page 28 When you switch the LAP function off from the menu, the lap in progress will not be saved. If the LAP function is active and the display is suddenly switched off (Key-Off), the LAP function is switched off automatically (even if the timer was ON, the lap in progress is not saved).
  • Page 29 LAP Memory display Displays the data saved with the LAP function: lap time, MAX speed and MAX rpm. To display the saved lap times, enter the menu and select the “LAP MEM” page. From this menu page, if you hold pressed switch (1, fig. 8) press B in position B “▼“...
  • Page 30 This function is used to activate the data acquisition USB (not supplied as standard with this model, but can available for purchase from the Ducati sales network): the DAQ must be connected to the motorcycle wiring. To activate the DAQ, enter the menu and set the USB DAQ to “On”...
  • Page 31 This function is used to erase all the data stored on the data acquisition USB (not supplied as standard with this model, but available for purchase from the Ducati sales network): the DAQ must be connected to the motorcycle wiring.
  • Page 32 Clock setting function To set the clock, enter the menu and select the “TIME Set” page. From this page, if you press switch (1, fig. 8) in position B “▼” for 3 seconds, you enter clock setting mode. On entering this function, the message “AM” flashes on the display;...
  • Page 33 Instrument panel diagnostics Warning Whenever an error is displayed, always contact an Important authorized Ducati Service Centre. The instrument runs the system diagnostics correctly 60 seconds after the last Key-Off. Any errors detected in the behaviour of the motorcycle are displayed.
  • Page 34 Warning Error message Error light INJE 13.1 Vertical cylinder injector error INJE 13.2 Vertical cylinder injector error PUMP 16.0 Fuel pump relay error 18.1 Fan relay error 18.2 Fan relay error STRT 19.1 Starter contactor error STRT 19.2 Starter contactor error STEP.
  • Page 35 Warning Error message Error light LAMB. 22.2 Lambda heater error EXVL 23.1 Exhaust valve motor error EXVL 23.2 Exhaust valve motor error EXVL 23.3 Exhaust valve motor error EXVL 23.4 Exhaust valve motor error EXVL 23.5 Exhaust valve motor error Throttle position sensor error Throttle position sensor error PRESS...
  • Page 36 LAMB Lambda sensor error TILT Lambda 2 sensor error Traction control unit error (this error can only occur if the bike has been fitted with the traction control kit available from Ducati performance) 30.0 Engine ECU error PK.UP 34.0 Pick-up sensor error SPEE.
  • Page 37 Warning Error message Error light IMMO 37.0 Immobilizer error IMMO 37.1 Immobilizer error IMMO 37.3 Immobilizer error IMMO 37.4 Immobilizer error IMMO 37.5 Immobilizer error 38.0 CAN line error...
  • Page 38 Display backlight Intelligent headlight switch-on The instrument panel backlight is switched on only if the side This function allows programmed activation of the headlight lights or low/high beam is on. even with the motorcycle off (Key-Off). The instrument panel has sensors that measure ambient Immediately after key-off, the instrument panel remains temperature and light intensity, and automatically turns the active for 60 seconds, thus allowing the headlight to be...
  • Page 39: The Immobilizer System

    These contain the “code” of the immobilizer system. Notes Your Ducati dealer may ask you to produce your Code Card in order to carry out certain servicing operations. The black keys (B) are the keys for normal use, and are used to: - start the engine;...
  • Page 40: Code Card

    Warning Keep the keys separate, and store the tags (1) in a safe place. It is also advisable to use only one of the black keys to start the motorcycle. Code card A CODE CARD (fig. 25) is supplied with the keys. This shows the electronic code (A, fig.
  • Page 41: Immobilizer Override Procedure

    Immobilizer override procedure Should the immobilizer become locked, you can perform the “Immobilizer Override” procedure from the instrument panel by entering the respective function as follows: select the “CODE” page from the menu. B= ON 3 sec. Notes lamp. This menu should be active only if there is at least one immobilizer error.
  • Page 42 Entering the code: If the code has been entered correctly, the message CODE on entering this function, the first digit on the left starts flashing. and the code itself will flash simultaneously for 4 seconds. Switch (1, fig. 8): The motorcycle diagnostics warning light (9, fig. 4) will go each time you press the switch in position B “▼”, the number off.
  • Page 43: Duplicate Keys

    CODE CARD. 1) if the code is recognised, the protection system releases The Ducati Service Centre will program all the new keys as the engine lock. When you press the START (2, fig. 31) well as any keys you already have.
  • Page 44: Ignition Switch And Steering Lock

    Ignition switch and steering lock (fig. 28) This is located in front of the fuel tank and has four positions: A) ON: enables lights and engine operation; B) OFF: disables lights and engine operation; C) LOCK: the steering is locked; D) P: parking light on and steering locked.
  • Page 45: Left-hand Handlebar Switch

    Left-hand handlebar switch (fig. 29) 1) Dip switch, two-position light selector switch: position = low beam headlight on; position = high beam headlight on. 2) Switch = three-position turn signal: centre position = off; position = left turn; position = right turn. To cancel the indicator, press the lever once it has returned to the central position.
  • Page 46: Clutch Lever

    Clutch lever The lever (1) disengages the clutch. The span adjuster (2) serves to alter the distance of the lever from the handlebar. Lever distance is adjusted by 10 clicks of the knob (2). Turn the knob clockwise to move the lever away from twistgrip, or anti-clockwise to move it closer.
  • Page 47: Right-hand Handlebar Switch

    Right-hand handlebar switch (fig. 31) 1) Two-position ENGINE STOP switch: position (RUN) = run; position (OFF) = stop engine. Warning This switch is mainly intended for use in emergencies when you need to stop the engine quickly. After stopping the engine, return the switch to the position to start the engine.
  • Page 48: Front Brake Lever

    Front brake lever (fig. 32) Pull the lever (1) towards the twistgrip to operate the front brake. The system is hydraulically assisted and you only need to pull the lever gently. The brake lever has a knob (2) for adjusting the distance between lever and twistgrip on the handlebar.
  • Page 49: Rear Brake Pedal

    Rear brake pedal (fig. 33) Push down on the pedal (1) with your foot to operate the rear brake. The system is controlled hydraulically. fig. 33 Gearchange pedal (fig. 34) The gearchange pedal is at rest when in centre position N, and automatically returns to the centre position.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Position Of The Gearchange And Rear Brake Pedals

    Adjusting the position of the gearchange and rear brake pedals (fig. 35 and fig. 36) The position of the gearchange and rear brake pedals in relation to the footrests can be adjusted to suit the requirements of the rider. To adjust the position, proceed as follows: restrain the tie-rod (1) and slacken the locknuts (2) and (3).
  • Page 51 To adjust the position of the rear brake pedal, proceed as follows. Loosen the locknut (4). Turn the pedal travel adjustment bolt (5) until the pedal is in the desired position. Tighten the locknut (4) to a torque of 2.3 Nm. Operate the pedal by hand to check that there is 1.5 to 2 mm of freeplay before the brake bites.
  • Page 52: Main Components And Devices

    Main components and devices Position on motorcycle (fig. 37) 1) Fuel tank filler cap. 2) Seat lock. 3) Sidestand. 4) Rearview mirrors. 5) Front fork adjusters. 6) Rear shock absorber adjusters. 7) Suspension tie-rod for adjustment of rear ride height. 8) Exhaust silencer (see note on page 65).
  • Page 53: Fuel Tank Filler Cap

    Fuel tank filler cap (fig. 38) Opening Raise the cover (1) and insert the key into the lock. Give the key a 1/4 turn clockwise to unlock. Lift the cap. Closing Close the cap with the key inserted and push it into its seat. Turn the key anticlockwise to the initial position and remove it.
  • Page 54: Seat Lock

    Seat lock (fig. 39) Opening Insert the key into the seat lock (1) and turn it clockwise until the seat catch disengages with an audible click. Raise the rear of the seat (2) until it can be extracted. fig. 39 (fig.
  • Page 55: Sidestand

    Sidestand Notes (fig. 41) It is advisable to check periodically that the stand mechanism (consisting of two springs, one inside the other) Important and safety sensor (2) are working properly. Before lowering the sidestand, check that the ground is sufficiently even and firm. Notes Do not park on soft ground, gravel or on asphalt softened by The engine can be started with the sidestand down...
  • Page 56: Front Fork Adjusters

    Front fork adjusters The front fork can be adjusted for rebound, compression and spring preload. The settings are adjusted by way of external adjuster screws: 1) to adjust rebound damping (fig. 42); 2) to adjust inner spring preload (fig. 42); 3) to adjust compression damping (fig.
  • Page 57 The STANDARD factory settings are as follows: compression: 3/4 turns; rebound: 12 clicks. Spring preload (A, fig. 42): 18 mm. To change the spring preload for each fork leg, turn the adjuster (2, fig. 42) with a 22 mm hex wrench. Important Adjust both fork legs to the same setting.
  • Page 58: Rear Shock Absorber Adjusters

    Rear shock absorber adjusters (fig. 44) The shock absorber has external adjusters that enable you to adjust the suspension to suit the load on the motorcycle. Adjuster (1), located on the left-hand side at the point at which the shock absorber is fixed to the swingarm, controls rebound damping.
  • Page 59 Once the desired spring preload has been set, re-tighten the upper lock nut. Warning Use a pin wrench to turn the preload adjusting nut. Take special care when turning the nut, to avoid injuring your hand by striking it violently against other parts of the motorcycle if the wrench suddenly slips off the nut while turning.
  • Page 60: Riding The Motorcycle

    Riding the motorcycle To allow all the mechanical moving parts in the motorcycle to adapt to one another, and to avoid shortening the life of the main engine components, it is advisable to avoid sudden acceleration and running the engine at high rpm for too long, especially uphill.
  • Page 61 Throughout the running-in period, be careful to stick to the recommended maintenance schedule and periodic service intervals indicated in the warranty booklet. Failure to follow these instructions releases Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for any engine damage or shorter engine life.
  • Page 62: Pre-ride Checks

    Fuel level in the tank If there are any faults or malfunctions, do not start Check the fuel level in the tank. Re-fuel if necessary (page 66). the motorcycle and contact your DUCATI Dealer or Engine oil level Authorized Service Centre.
  • Page 63: Starting The Engine

    Starting the engine Warning Before starting the engine, familiarise yourself with the controls that you will use when riding (page 10). Warning Never start or run the engine in enclosed space. Exhaust gases are toxic and may lead to loss of consciousness or even death within a short time.
  • Page 64 2) Check that the stop switch (2, fig. 47) is positioned to (RUN), then press the starter button (3, fig. 47). Important Do not rev the engine when cold. Allow some time for the oil to warm up and reach all points that need lubricating. fig.
  • Page 65: Moving Off

    Moving off Braking 1) Disengage the clutch by squeezing the clutch lever. Slow down in time, change down to use the engine brake, 2) Push down the gearchange lever firmly with the tip of your then apply both brakes. Pull in the clutch lever before the foot to engage first gear.
  • Page 66: Stopping The Motorcycle

    Stopping the motorcycle Warning Reduce speed, change down and release the throttle twistgrip. Using padlocks or other locks designed to prevent Change down to engage first gear and then neutral. Apply the movement of the motorcycle (such as brake disc locks, rear brakes and bring the motorcycle to a complete stop.
  • Page 67: Refuelling

    Refuelling (fig. 48) Max level Do not overfill the tank when refuelling. The fuel level should always be below the rim of the filler recess. Warning Use fuel with low lead content and an original octane number of 95 minimum (see table “Fluids and lubricants” on page 97).
  • Page 68: Toolkit And Accessories

    Toolkit and accessories (fig. 49) The compartment under the pillion seat contains: use and maintenance manual; toolkit consisting of: - spark plug wrench; - tommy bar for spark plug wrench; - double-ended screwdriver; - Allen key for fairing panels. fig. 49...
  • Page 69: Main Maintenance Operations

    Main Maintenance Operations Side fairings Remove the side fairings using the Allen key located in the underseat compartment; unscrew: the two bolts (1) securing the fairing panels to the brackets; the six bolts (2) securing the fairing panels to the headlight fairing;...
  • Page 70 Notes Be careful of the splashguard, which is released by the fairing panel fastening. Notes To refit the left fairing panel, lower the sidestand and pass it through the aperture in the panel. fig. 51...
  • Page 71 Rearview mirrors Unscrew the bolts (1) securing the rearview mirror. Release the pins (2) from the retaining clips (3) attached to the headlight fairing bracket (4). Slip off the rubber covers (5) and disconnect the turn indicator wiring connectors (6). Repeat the procedure to remove the other rearview mirror.
  • Page 72 Headlight fairing Notes To remove the headlight fairing, first remove the rear- view mirrors and side fairing panels as described above. Unscrew the two rear bolts (1) securing the headlight fairing to the headlight support. Notes After refitting the headlight fairing, refit the side body panels and rear-view mirrors.
  • Page 73: Checking And Topping Up The Coolant

    Checking and topping up the coolant (fig. 55) Check the coolant level in the expansion reservoir on the right side of the motorcycle. It should be between the two marks (1) and (2). Mark (2) indicates MAX level, and mark (1) indicates MIN level.
  • Page 74: Checking The Brake And Clutch Fluid Level

    Brake and clutch fluid must be topped up and changed at the intervals specified in the routine maintenance table (see Warranty Booklet) by a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Centre. Important It is recommended that all brake and clutch hoses be renewed every four years.
  • Page 75 If there is too much play at the clutch lever and the motorcycle jumps or stops when a gear is engaged, this indicates air in the system. Contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Centre to have the system inspected and the air bled from the system.
  • Page 76: Checking The Brake Pads For Wear

    1 mm If the grooves in the pad friction material are still visible, the pad is still in good condition. Important Have the brake pads replaced by a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Centre. fig. 58...
  • Page 77: Lubricating Cables And Linkages

    Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Centre. To prevent problems, periodically open the twistgrip housing by unscrewing the two bolts (1, fig. 59) and lubricate the ends of each control cable and the races with SHELL Advance Grease or Retinax LX2.
  • Page 78: Adjustment Of The Throttle Cable Free Play

    Adjustment of the throttle cable free play 1,5÷2 mm ➤ ➤ In all handlebar positions, the throttle twistgrip should have free play of 1.5 to 2.0 mm measured at the edge of the twistgrip. If necessary, adjust using the adjusters (1 and 2, 1,5÷2 mm fig.
  • Page 79: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery Warning (fig. 62) Before charging the battery, it is best to remove it from the Keep the battery out of the reach of children. motorcycle. Remove the left-hand side fairing (page 68), unscrew the Charge the battery at 0.9 A for 5 to 10 hours. bolt (1) and remove the mounting bracket (2).
  • Page 80: Checking The Chain Tension

    Using non-specific lubricants may cause severe damage to the chain and the front and rear sprocket. Important Have the chain tensioned at a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop. Chain tensioning (on sidestand): hold a rule half way along the bottom run of the chain, push down on the chain and adjust the tension until the distance between the aluminium of the swingarm and the centre of the chain pin is 31 to 33 mm.
  • Page 81: Changing The High And Low Beam Bulbs

    Changing the high and low beam bulbs Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, make sure that the new one matches the voltage and wattage specifications in the “Electrical System” paragraph on page 103. Always check that the new bulb works before refitting removed parts; fig.
  • Page 82 Notes It is not necessary to disconnect the main wiring loom cable in order to replace the headlight bulbs. Notes Be careful to hold the new bulb at the base only. Never touch the transparent body with your fingers or it will blacken resulting in reduced bulb brilliancy.
  • Page 83: Changing The Sidelight Bulb

    Changing the sidelight bulb To access the sidelights (1), reach your hand inside the headlight support and take the bulb-holders out of their seats. Turn the bulb retaining ring (1) anti-clockwise and remove the burnt-out bulb. Renew the burnt-out bulb. On refitting, turn the bulbs (1) clockwise to secure.
  • Page 84: Rear Turn Indicators

    Rear turn indicators (fig. 67) To change the rear turn indicator bulbs, rotate the indicator body (1) by a quarter of a turn so that the lens is facing upwards, and withdraw it from indicator support. The bulb has a bayonet-type end fitting: to remove it, push it in and turn it counter-clockwise.
  • Page 85: Headlight Aim

    Headlight aim (fig. 69) To check the headlight aim, place the motorcycle upright with the tyres inflated to the correct pressure and one person sitting astride the motorcycle. The motorcycle should be perfectly vertical, with its longitudinal axis at right angles to a wall or screen at a distance of 10 metres.
  • Page 86: Rearview Mirror Adjustment

    The horizontal position of the left-hand headlight can be adjusted by means of the adjuster screw (1, fig. 70) located behind the headlight. Turn the screw clockwise and the beam will shift to the right; turning the screw anti-clockwise will shift the beam to the left. The vertical position of the left-hand headlight can be adjusted by means of the adjuster screw (2, fig.
  • Page 87: Tubeless Tyres

    After changing the tyre, the wheel must be balanced. Important Do not remove or alter the position of the wheel balancing weights. Notes If tyres need changing, contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Centre to make sure wheels are removed and refitted correctly.
  • Page 88 Minimum tread depth Measure the tread depth (S, fig. 72) at the point where the tread is most worn. It should not be less than 2 mm, and in any case not less than the legal limit. Important Visually inspect the tyres at regular intervals for cracks and cuts, especially on the side walls, and bulges or large stains that indicate internal damage.
  • Page 89: Checking The Engine Oil Level

    Replace the filler cap. Important To change the engine oil and filters at the intervals specified in the maintenance table in the Warranty Booklet, contact a Ducati dealer or Authorized Service Centre. fig. 73 Oil viscosity SAE 15W-50 The other viscosity values shown in the table can be used if the local average temperature is within the limits specified for that oil viscosity.
  • Page 90: Cleaning And Renewing The Spark Plugs

    The condition of the spark plugs provides a good indication of how well the engine is running. Have the spark plugs inspected or renewed at a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop. Firstly, they will check the colour of the ceramic insulator of the central electrode: an even brown colour is a sign that the engine is in good running order.
  • Page 91: General Cleaning

    General cleaning Warning To preserve the original shine on metal surfaces and There may be loss of braking efficiency immediately paintwork, wash and clean your motorcycle at regular after washing the motorcycle. Never grease or lubricate intervals depending on the type of use and according to the the brake discs.
  • Page 92: Storing The Motorcycle

    If the motorcycle has been left unused for more than a month, the battery should be checked and re-charged if necessary. Protect the motorcycle with a specific motorcycle cover that will not damage the paintwork or retain moisture. This type of motorcycle cover is available from Ducati Performance.
  • Page 93: Maintenance

    Maintenance Programmed maintenance plan: operations to be carried out by the dealer km x1000 List of operations with frequency miles x1000 22.5 37.5 (distance or time interval*) Months • • • • • • Change the engine oil • • •...
  • Page 94 km x1000 List of operations with frequency miles x1000 22.5 37.5 (distance or time interval*) Months • • • • • Check throttle body synchronisation and idle speed setting (1) • • • • • • Check the brake and clutch fluid levels •...
  • Page 95 km x1000 List of operations with frequency miles x1000 22.5 37.5 (distance or time interval*) Months • • • • • Check tightness of the rear wheel axle nut • • • • • Check the external fuel hoses • Change the front fork oil •...
  • Page 96: Programmed Maintenance Plan: Operations To Be Carried Out By The Dealer

    Programmed maintenance plan: operations to be carried out by the dealer km x1000 List of operations with frequency miles x1000 (distance or time interval*) Months • Checking the engine oil level • Check the brake and clutch fluid levels • Check tyre pressure and wear •...
  • Page 97: Technical Data

    Technical data In running order without liquids and battery: 168 kg. Fully laden: 390 kg. Overall dimensions (mm) (fig. 75) Warning Weights Failure to observe weight limits could result in poor In running order without fuel: handling and impair the performance of your motorcycle, 184 kg.
  • Page 98 Fluids and lubricants Type Fuel tank, including a reserve of 4 dm (litres) Unleaded fuel with 95 fuel octane rating (at least) 15.5 dm (litres) Lubrication circuit SHELL - Advance Ultra 4 3.7 dm (litres) Front/rear brake and clutch circuits Special hydraulic fluid SHELL - Advance Brake Dot 4 —...
  • Page 99: Engine

    (fig. 76) Engine Desmodromic timing system Longitudinal 90º “L” twin cylinder, four-stroke. 1) Opening (or upper) rocker arm. Bore (mm): 2) Opening (upper) shim. 3) Closing (lower) shim. Stroke (mm): 4) Return spring for lower rocker arm. 61.2. 5) Closing (lower) rocker arm. Total displacement cm 6) Camshaft.
  • Page 100: Spark Plugs

    Spark plugs Disc diameter: 320 mm. Make: Hydraulically operated by a control lever on right handlebar. NGK. Make of brake calipers: Type: BREMBO. MAR10A-J. Type: 34-4 pistons. Fuel system P4.32. Friction material: MARELLI indirect electronic injection. TT 2172. Diameter of throttle body with oval cross-section: Master cylinder type: 56 mm.
  • Page 101: Transmission

    17/30 Authorized Service Centre. 20/28 22/26 Warning 23/24 For replacement of the rear sprocket, contact a Ducati 24/23 Dealer or Authorized Service Centre. Incorrect replacement of this component could seriously compromise your safety and cause irreparable damage to the motorcycle.
  • Page 102: Frame

    Frame Tyres ALS 450 steel tube trellis frame. ALS 450 steel tube trellis rear subframe Front Steering angle (on each side): Radial tubeless tyre. 28° 30'. Size: Steering head angle: 24°30'. 120/70-ZR17. Trail: 97 mm. Rear Radial tubeless tyre. Size: Wheels 180/55-ZR17.
  • Page 103: Suspension

    Hydraulic upside-down fork provided with external adjusters for rebound, compression and preload (for inner springs of Colour schemes fork legs). Stanchion diameter: Ducati anniversary red, code 473,101 (PPG); 43 mm. transparent, code. 228.880 (PPG); Travel along leg axis: red frame with black wheels.
  • Page 104: Electrical System

    Electrical system Fuses The main fuse box (1, fig. 77) is located on the left of the The main components of the electrical system are: frame. The fuses are accessed by removing the cover, on headlight: which are indicated the ampere ratings and fuse positions. bulb type: 2 x H11 (12 V-55 W).
  • Page 105 IN GOOD CONDITION BLOWN fig. 77 fig. 78 fig. 79...
  • Page 106 Key to the electrical system/injection system 30) Horn diagram 31) Neutral switch 32) Oil pressure switch 1) Right-hand handlebar switch 33) Rear brake light switch 2) Key switch 34) ECU 3) Left cooling fan 35) Fuses 4) Right cooling fan 36) Clutch switch 5) Starter motor 37) Front brake light switch...
  • Page 107 Wire colour coding (fig. 77 and fig. 79) Key to fusebox B Blue W White Pos. Devices Rating V Violet Bk Black Key-on 10 A Y Yellow R Red Lights 15 A Lb Light blue Devices 15 A Gr Grey G Green Instrument panel Bn Brown...
  • Page 108: Routine Maintenance Record

    Routine maintenance record Name of Mileage Date Ducati Service 1000 12000 24000 36000 48000 60000...
  • Page 110: For United States Of America Version Only

    Noise emission warranty Reporting of safety defects Ducati Motor S.p.A. warrants that this exhaust system, at the time of sale, meets all applicable U.S. EPA Federal noise If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause standards.
  • Page 111: Tampering Warning

    Problems that may affect motorcycle emissions escape of fuel vapors from the throttle body and fuel tank. If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have the vehicle inspected and repaired by your local Ducati dealer. Symptoms: Tampering warning Hard starting or stalling after starting.
  • Page 112: Riding Safety

    Riding safety The throttle should also be used judiciously to avoid skidding the rear wheel from too rapid acceleration or deceleration. The points given below are applicable for every day On rough roads, exercise caution, slow down, and grip the motorcycle use and shoud be carefully observed for safe fuel tank with your knees for better stability.
  • Page 113: Protective Apparel

    Use only Ducati approved parts and accessories. This motorcycle was not intended to be equipped with a sidecar or to be used to tow any trailer or other vehicle. Ducati does not manufacture sidecars or trailers and cannot predict the effects of such accessories on handling or stability, but can...
  • Page 114: Label Location

    Label location (fig. B) only Canada fig. B...
  • Page 115 31 ÷ 33 mm 2 (Only Canada)
  • Page 116: California Evaporation Emission System

    United States of America in compliance with the Clean Air Act and applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. Any part or parts replaced under this warranty shall become the property of Ducati. fig. C...
  • Page 117 Ducati dealer. Ducati shall not be liable for any labor charges based on Ducati’s recommended time other expenses, loss or damage, whether direct, incidental,...
  • Page 118 However, Ducati is not liable for these parts. is limited to the express emission control systems warranty The owner is responsible for the performance of all required terms stated in this warranty.
  • Page 119: Routine Maintenance Record

    Routine maintenance record Ducati Mileage Date Service Name 1,000 12,000 7,500 24,000 15,000 36,000 22,500 48,000 30,000 60,000 37,500...
  • Page 120 Ducati Motor Holding spa via Cavalieri Ducati, 3 40132 Bologna, Italia Tel. +39 051 6413111 Fax +39 051 406580
  • Page 121 37 36 MODE TURN HORN DIMMER PASSING G/Bk Br BY STARTER ENGINE STOP Br BW LOCK BW Bk PARK PUSH PUSH FREE PUSH 30 A Gr/R R/Bk B/Bk R/Bk R/Bk Bk Bk 1N4007 W/Bk Y/Bk P/Bk Y/Bk Gr/R W/Bk Bn/W Bn/Bk 1 2 3 4 Bn/W...
  • Page 122 Ducati Motor Holding spa via Cavalieri Ducati, 3 40132 Bologna, Italia Tel. +39 051 641311 1 Fax +39 051 406580

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