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  • Page 1 Owner’s manual DUCATI998S...
  • Page 3 Ducati motorcycle for long manual. The information contained herein is valid at the journeys as well as short daily trips. Ducati Motor Holding time of going to print. Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. S.p.A. wishes you smooth and enjoyable riding.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Main components and devices Location 19 Tank filler plug 20 Seat catch and helmet hook 21 Side stand 22 Steering damper 24 Front fork adjusters 25 Shock absorber adjusters 27 General Changing motorcycle track alignment 28 Warranty 6 Symbols 6 Directions for use Useful information for safe riding 7...
  • Page 5 Chain tension inspection 46 Chain lubrication 46 Replacing bulbs 47 Beam setting 51 Rear view mirror adjustment 52 Tubeless tyres 52 Checking engine oil level 54 Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs 55 Cleaning the motorcycle 56 Storing the bike away 56 Important notes 57 Technical data Overall dimensions...
  • Page 6: General

    Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. advises you to read this manual 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 Be very careful when tackling road junctions, or when riding in the areas near exits from private grounds, car Warning parks or on slip roads to access motorways. Read this section before riding your motorcycle. Always turn off the engine when refueling.
  • Page 8: Carrying The Maximun Load Allowed

    Important manoeuvres or riding on bumpy roads. For assembling the racing kit contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop. The motorcycle Information about carrying capacity The total weight of the motorcycle in running order equipped with this racing kit is not suitable for road use and can be used on racing track only.
  • Page 9: Identification Data

    Identification data All Ducati motorcycles have two identification numbers, for frame (fig. 1.1) and engine (fig. 1.2). Frame number Engine number Note These numbers identify the motorcycle model and are required when ordering spare parts. fig. 1.1 fig. 1.2...
  • 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. 2) 1) Instrument panel. 2) Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock.
  • Page 11: Instrument Panel

    Instrument panel (fig. 3) 8) Water temperature indicator 1) Speedometer (km/h or mph). Indicates engine coolant temperature. Gives road speed. a) Odometer (km or miles). Important Gives total distance covered. Stop riding if the temperature reaches the max. b) Trip meter (km or miles). value, otherwise the engine might damage.
  • Page 12: Keys

    Keys (fig. 4) C) LOCK: steering locked; Your Ducati was delivered with two universal keys for D) P: parking light and steering lock. ignition, steering lock and seat catch and a key identification plate (1). Warning This vehicle is equipped with an energy-saving Note CPU.
  • Page 13: Left Switch

    Left switch (fig. 6) 1) Switch, light switch, 3 positions: Down = light off; Centre = front and rear parking light, number plate light and panel lights on; = headlamp, front and rear parking light, number plate light and panel lights on. Note This device is not fitted on the Australia and Japan versions.
  • Page 14: Clutch Lever

    Clutch lever (fig. 7) Lever (1) disengages the clutch. The clutch lever is provided with a dial adjuster (2) for lever distance adjustment from the twistgrip on handlebar. To set lever distance, push lever fully forward and turn the dial adjuster (2) to one of its four positions. Remember that position no.
  • Page 15: Starter Lever

    Starter lever (fig. 8) The starter lever (1) is used to start the engine from cold and to increase the engine idle rotation speed after starting. Control positions: A - (vertical) Control not activated B - Control fully activated The lever may also be placed on intermediate positions to match the progressive engine warming up (see page 31).
  • Page 16: Right Switch

    Right switch (fig. 9) Front brake lever (fig. 9) G) Switch for ENGINE STOP, two positions: Pull in the lever (4) towards the twistgrip to operate the position (RUN) = run. front brake. The system is hydraulically operated and you position (OFF) = stop.
  • Page 17: Rear Brake Pedal

    Rear brake pedal (fig. 10) Gear change pedal (fig. 11) Push down on the pedal (1) with your foot to operate the The gear change pedal is at rest when in the central rear brake. position N, is moved up and down to change gears and The system is hydraulically operated.
  • Page 18: Adjustment Of Gear Change And Rear Brake Pedals

    Adjustment of gear change and rear brake pedals Gear change and rear brake pedals can be set in a preferred position relative to footpegs to better suit the riding style of every rider. To set the gear change pedal, lock linkage (1) and loosen check nuts (2) and (3).
  • Page 19: Main Components And Devices

    MAIN COMPONENTS AND DEVICES Location (fig. 12) 1) Tank filler plug. 2) Seat catch. 3) Side stand. 4) Hook for helmet fastening cable. 5) Steering damper. 6) Rear view mirrors. 7) Front fork adjusters. 8) Rear shock absorber adjusters. 9) Motorcycle track alignment linkage. fig.
  • Page 20: Tank Filler Plug

    Tank filler plug (fig. 13) Opening Lift the protection lid (1) and fit the ignition key into the lock. Turn the key clockwise 1/4 turn to unlock. Lift the plug. Closing Refit the plug with the key in it and push it down into its seat.
  • Page 21: Seat Catch And Helmet Hook

    Seat catch and helmet hook Opening (fig. 14.1) Fit the ignition key into the lock (1) and turn the key clockwise. Pull gently the tail guard (2) outwards and lift it until it rests onto the fuel tank. On the rear end of the compartment underneath the seat, there is the helmet fastening cable.
  • Page 22 Closing Monoposto (fig. 14.3) Arrange all parts properly inside the compartment under the seat. Lower the tail guard to its horizontal position. Press on the rear end (2) of the seat until you hear the catch click. Pull the tail guard gently up to make sure it is firmly secured to the frame.
  • Page 23: Side Stand

    Side stand (fig. 15) Warning The motorcycle can be started only if the side stand Important is up as its safety device prevents engine start when the Before lowering the side stand, make sure that the stand is down. bearing surface is hard and flat. Do not park on soft or pebbled ground or on asphalt melt by the sun heat and similar or the motorcycle may fall over.
  • Page 24: Steering Damper

    Steering damper (fig. 16) The steering damper is before the tank and is secured to the frame and the steering head. It gives improved steering accuracy and stability, thus also improving motorcycle road behavior under any riding conditions. Turn the knob (1) clockwise for a harder setting (2), counter clockwise for a softer setting (3).
  • Page 25: Front Fork Adjusters

    Front fork adjusters The front fork has rebound and compression damping adjusters. This adjustment is done using the outer adjusters: 1) (fig. 17.1) to adjust rebound damping; 2) (fig. 17.1) to adjust inner springs preload; 3) (fig. 17.2) to adjust compression damping. Put and secure the motorcycle in vertical position.
  • Page 26 STANDARD factory setting is as follows: compression: 10 clicks; rebound: 12 clicks. Max. setting for softest damping adjustment is 24 clicks for rebound and 28 clicks for compression. To change the preload of the spring inside each fork leg, turn the hex. adjusting nut (2) with a 22-mm hexagon wrench.
  • Page 27: Shock Absorber Adjusters

    Shock absorber adjusters (fig. 18) The shock absorber has outer adjusters that enable you to adjust your motorcycle to the load. The adjuster (1) located on the left side, on the connection holding the shock absorber to the swingarm, controls rebound damping. The adjuster (2) on the shock absorber expansion reservoir controls compression damping.
  • Page 28: Changing Motorcycle Track Alignment

    Changing motorcycle track alignment (fig. 19.2) 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 29: Directions For Use

    DIRECTIONS FOR USE Up to 1000 km During the first 1000 km, keep an eye on the revolution meter. The indicator must not exceed: 6500-7000 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 30: Pre-ride Checks

    Check tyre pressure and condition (page 52). warranty card should be observed carefully. Controls Failure to comply with these rules will release Ducati Work the brake, clutch, throttle and gear change controls Motor Holding S.p.A.. from any liability whatsoever for (levers, pedals and twistgrips) and check for proper resulting engine damage or shorter engine life.
  • Page 31: Starting The Engine

    Starting the engine Important Never operate the electric start button more than 5 Note seconds at a time. If needed, allow 10 seconds before Follow the “High ambient temperature” procedure attempting to restart the engine. to start the engine when it is warm. 4) Move the starter lever (1) to its vertical position (A) (fig.
  • Page 32 fig. 21.1 fig. 21.3 fig. 21.2...
  • Page 33: Moving Off

    Moving off Braking 1) Disengage the clutch squeezing the control lever. Slow down in time, shift down to engine-brake first and 2) Push down on gear change lever sharply with the tip then brake applying both brakes. Pull the clutch lever of your foot to engage the first gear.
  • Page 34: Stopping The Motorcycle

    Refueling (fig. 22.1) Stopping the motorcycle Never overfill the tank when refueling. Fuel should never If you let go of the throttle twistgrip, the motorcycle will be touching the rim of filler recess. slow down gradually and smoothly. Then, shift down releasing the clutch, and finally change from first to Warning neutral.
  • Page 35: Parking

    Parking Stop and park the motorcycle on the side stand (see page 23). To avoid theft, turn the handlebar fully left and block it by pushing in the ignition key and turning it to the LOCK position (fig. 22.2). 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 or sparks.
  • Page 36: Tool Kit And Accessories

    Tool kit and accessories (fig. 23) The following elements are located in area (1) under the tail: an Owner’s manual; a helmet fastening cable; a tool bag for usual maintenance and checks. To reach this compartment, the tail guard must be lifted by opening the catch (page 21).
  • Page 37: Main Maintenance Operations

    MAIN MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS Side body panels (fig. 25) To remove the body panels proceed as follows: unscrew the three fasteners (1) placed under the fairing RH and LH side; unscrew the four headlamp fairing fasteners (2); unscrew the four frame fasteners (3). Removing the fairing Some servicing operations need the motorcycle fairing to be removed.
  • Page 38 Headlamp fairing (fig. 26.1) Undo the middle fastening screw (1) of the wing mirrors and remove them from the headlamp fairing supports. Undo the two fastening screws (2, fig. 26.2) of the headlight support and disconnect the four connectors (3) joining the two body panels together.
  • Page 39: Cleaning And Changing Air Filters

    Cleaning and changing air filters (fig. 27.1) Replace air filters at the required intervals shown in the routine maintenance chart (see the Warranty Booklet). The air box is accessible after removing the body panels and the headlamp fairing (see page 37). Undo the eight fastening screws of the outer cover (1, fig.
  • Page 40: Checking The Coolant Level

    Checking the coolant level (fig. 28.1) Check the coolant level in the expansion reservoir, on the LH side of the motorcycle. The coolant level must be between the MAX and MIN marks. Top up if the level is too low. Remove the l.h.
  • Page 41: Checking Brake And Clutch Fluid Level

    If you find exceeding play on brake lever or pedal and each reservoir (fig. 29). If level drops below the limit, air brake pads are still in good condition, contact a Ducati might get into the circuit and affect the operation of the Dealer or Authorized Workshop to have the system system involved.
  • Page 42: Checking Brake Pads For Wear

    If the grooves in the friction material are still visible, the pad is still in good condition. yy yy Important yy yy Have the brake pads replaced at a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop. fig. 30...
  • Page 43: 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 ends of the flexible cables with SHELL Advance Grease or Retinax LX2 at regular intervals.
  • Page 44: Charging The Battery

    Warning Charging the battery (fig. 32) Keep the battery out of the reach of children. Before charging the battery, it is best to remove it from the motorcycle. Charge the battery at 1A for 5-10 hours. Remove the r.h. body panel (page 37), undo the screw (1) and remove the upper bracket.
  • Page 45: Adjusting Headstock Angle

    Adjusting headstock angle (fig. 33.1) Loosen the two screws (1) on the frame r.h. side to adjust the headstock angle. Fully unscrew the screw (2) and turn the headstock end (3) by 180° with a pin wrench. Check that the hole on the eccentric is in line with the passing hole of the steering head.
  • Page 46: Chain Tension Inspection

    25 mm. cleaned using any solvent other than those specific for If this is not the case, contact a Ducati Dealer or OR chains or washed using steam or water jets. After Authorized Workshop for proper chain tensioning.
  • Page 47: Replacing Bulbs

    Replacing bulbs Reassembly: Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, make sure that the insert the locating pegs of the bulb base into their seats new one complies with voltage and wattage as specified to obtain correct alignment. on page 63, “Electric System”, for that lighting device. Hook the clip (4, fig.
  • Page 48 fig. 35.1 fig. 35.3 fig. 35.2...
  • Page 49 Turn indicators (fig. 37) Instrument panel (fig. 36) Remove the screw (1) and detach the glass (2) from the Remove the headlamp fairing (see page 38) to reach the body. instrument panel bulbs. The bulb is of the bayonet-type: press and rotate anti- One or two lamps are fitted under each instrument.
  • Page 50 Stop light (fig. 38.1) Number plate light (fig. 38.2) To expose the number plate bulb, withdraw the lamp To expose the number plate bulb, take the lamp holder holder from the number plate holder, then extract the out of the number plate mount, extract the bulb and bulb and replace it.
  • Page 51: Beam Setting

    Beam setting (fig. 39.1) When checking the beam setting, 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. Place the motorcycle 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...
  • Page 52: Rear View Mirror Adjustment

    Rear view mirror adjustment Tubeless tyres Slacken the screw in the hole (2, fig. 39.2) with a cross- Tyre pressure point screwdriver. Set the rear view mirror by hand and Front: tighten the screws. 2.2 bar - 2.24 Kg/sq cm Rear: 2.4 bar - 2.44 Kg/sq cm As tyre pressure is affected by temperature and altitude...
  • Page 53 After replacing a tyre, the wheel must be balanced. 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. fig. 40...
  • Page 54: 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 Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop at regular intervals (see Warranty Booklet), as specified in the maintenance schedule. fig. 41...
  • Page 55: Cleaning And Replacing The Spark Plugs

    Spark plugs should be tightened properly. 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 56: Cleaning The Motorcycle

    Clean off stubborn dirt or exceeding grease from engine A special canvas is available from Ducati Performance. parts using a degreasing agent. Be sure to avoid contact with drive parts (chain, sprockets, etc.) Rinse with warm water and dry all surfaces with chamois leather.
  • Page 57: Important Notes

    Some countries, such as France, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland and so on, have compulsory emission and noise standards that include mandatory inspections at regular intervals. Carry out any required inspection and replace any parts using Ducati original spare parts complying with local law.
  • Page 58: Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA Weights Dry weight: 187 kg. Carrying full load: 307 kg. Warning Overall dimensions (mm) (fig. 43) Failure to observe weight limits could result in poor handling and impair the performance of your motorcycle, and you may lose control of the motorcycle. fig.
  • Page 59: Top-ups

    Top-ups Type of fluid cu dm (liters) Fuel tank, including a reserve Gasoline 95-98 RON of 4 cu dm (liters). Oil sump and oil filter SHELL - Advance Ultra 4 Front/Rear brake and clutch circuits Special fluid for hydraulic systems —...
  • Page 60: Engine

    Desmodromic timing system (fig. 44) Engine 1) Opening (or upper) rocker. Twin cylinder, four-stroke, 90° “L” type, longitudinal. 2) Opening rocker shim. Bore mm: 3) Closing (or lower) rocker shim. 4) Return spring for lower rocker. Stroke mm: 5) Closing (or lower) rocker. 63,5 6) Camshaft.
  • Page 61: Spark Plugs

    Spark plugs Type: Make: 34-4 pistons. CHAMPION Friction material: Type: TOSHIBA TT 2172 RG 4 HC Master cylinder type: PSC 15. Performance data Rear brake Maximum speed in any gear should be reached only after With fixed drilled steel disc. a correct running-in period with the motorcycle properly Disc diameter: serviced at the recommended intervals (See warranty...
  • Page 62: Transmission

    Gear ratio: However, if you wish to tune up your motorcycle for 32/59. competitive trials, you may refer to Ducati Motor Holding 6-speed gearbox with constant mesh gears, gear change S.p.A. who will be glad to provide information about the pedal on left side of motorcycle.
  • Page 63: Frame

    Frame Wheels Tubular trellis frame with upper section made of high- Five-spoke light-alloy rims. strength steel. Steering angle (on each side): Front wheel 27° Dimensions: 3.50x17" For improved performance on track the headstock angle can be changed (see page 45). Rear wheel Dimensions: STANDARD steering setting for road riding is as follows:...
  • Page 64: Suspensions

    Suspensions Electric system Basic electric items are: Front front headlamp consisting of the following: Hydraulic upside-down fork provided with outer adjusters 12V-55W low beam unit, poly-ellipsoidal with capacitor; for rebound, compression, and preload (for inner springs 12V-55W high beam unit; of fork legs).
  • Page 65 Fuses The main fuse box (fig. 45.1) is located on the frame right side. To expose the fuses, take off the box protective cover. Mounting position and ampere capacity are marked on it. The fuse located on a side of the battery (fig. 45.2) protects the electronic regulator.
  • Page 66 14) Rear right-turn indicator 15) Tail light 16) Number plate lighting bulb 17) Rear left-turn indicator 18) Fuel tank 19) Diagnosis connector 20) Injection relay 21) Horizontal cylinder coil 22) Vertical cylinder coil 23) Horizontal cylinder spark plug 24) Vertical cylinder spark plug IN GOOD CONDITION BLOWN 25) Horizontal cylinder injector...
  • Page 67 Wire color coding Gr-Y Grey-Yellow W-Y White-Yellow Gr-B Grey-Blue P Pink O-B Orange-Blue Y-G Yellow-Green G Green R-G Red-Green Legend of fuse box (4) W-R White-Red W White Pos. Description Rat. V-Bk Violet-Black Y Yellow Main switch 30 A W-G White-Green Bn Brown 2-10 Fuel pump, injectors, coils...
  • Page 68: 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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