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  • Page 1 Owner’s manual DUCATIMONSTERS4...
  • 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 21 Tank filler plug 22 Seat catch and helmet pin 23 Side stand 24 Shock absorber adjusters 25 Front fork adjusters General Warranty 6 Directions for use Symbols 6 Running-in recommendations 28 Useful information for safe riding 7 Pre-ride checks 29 Carrying the max load allowed 8...
  • Page 5 Performance data 56 Spark plugs 56 Brakes 57 Transmission 57 Frame 58 Wheels 58 Tyres 58 Suspensions 59 Electric system 59 Monster S4 versions 63 Monster S4 Monster S4 cromo For United States of America version only 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 lane in good time using the suitable turn indicators. Be sure you are clearly visible and do not ride within the Warning blind spot of vehicles ahead. Read this section before riding your motorcycle. Be very careful when tackling road junctions, or when riding in the areas near exits from private grounds, car Accidents are frequently due to inexperience.
  • Page 8: Carrying The Max 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. 1.1) and engine (fig. 1.2). Frame number Engine number Note These numbers identify the motorcycle model and should always be indicated 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

    Blue light Instrument panel (fig. 3) Comes on when high beam is on. 1) Speedometer (km/h or mph). 7) Red light Gives road speed. Comes on when coolant temperature is too high. a) Odometer (km or miles). 8) Revolution counter. Gives total distance covered.
  • Page 12: The Immobilizer System

    The immobilizer system Note For improved anti-theft protection, the motorcycle is The three keys have a small plate (1) attached that equipped with an IMMOBILIZER, an electronic system reports their identification number. that inhibits engine operation whenever the ignition switch is turned off. Important Accommodated in the handgrip of each ignition key is an Keep the keys in different places.
  • Page 13: Code Card

    A) (fig. 4.3) the electronic code to be used to start the engine in the event of an emergency; B) (fig. 4.3) the part no. code for the keys to be reported to the DUCATI Service network when you are ordering any duplicate keys. Important Keep the CODE CARD in a safe place.
  • Page 14: Duplicate Keys

    CODE CARD. When the ignition key is turned back to ON to start the DUCATI Service will program up to 8 new keys and re- engine, the following happens: program your original keys. 1) if the CPU recognised the code, the CODE light on the You may be asked to identify yourself as the legitimate instrument panel will flash briefly.
  • Page 15: Ignition Switch And Steering Lock

    Ignition switch and steering lock (fig. 5) 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 lock; D) P: parking lights and steering lock. Warning This vehicle is equipped with an energy-saving CPU.
  • Page 16: Left Switch

    Left switch (fig. 6) Clutch lever (fig. 7) 1) Dip switch, light dip switch, two positions: Lever (1) disengages the clutch. It features a dial adjuster position = low beam on; (2) for lever distance from the twistgrip on handlebar. position = high beam on.
  • Page 17: Cold Start Lever

    Cold start lever (fig. 7) Right switch (fig. 8) Use this device (3) to start the engine from cold. It will 1) Switch, light switch, 3 positions: increase the engine idling speed after starting. Right = light off; Lever positions: Centre = front and rear parking light, number plate A) (vertical) = closed...
  • Page 18: Throttle Twistgrip

    Front brake lever (fig. 9) Throttle twistgrip (fig. 8) Pull in the lever (1) towards the twistgrip to operate the The twistgrip (4) on the right handlebar opens throttles. front brake. The system is hydraulically operated and you When released, it will spring back to the initial position just need to pull the lever gently.
  • Page 19: Rear Brake Pedal

    Rear brake pedal (fig. 10) Gear change pedal (fig. 11.1) Push down on the pedal (1) to apply the rear brake. The gear change pedal is at rest when in the central The system is hydraulically operated. position N, is moved up and down to change gears and then returns to the central position.
  • Page 20: Setting The Gear Change And Rear Brake Pedals

    Setting the gear change and rear brake pedals (fig. 11.2) 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 21: Main Components And Devices

    MAIN COMPONENTS AND DEVICES Location (fig. 12) 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) Shock absorber adjusters. 8) Front fork adjusters. 9) Fuel tank lifting rod. 11) Seat cover.
  • Page 22: 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 23: Seat Catch And Helmet Pin

    Seat catch and helmet pin 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 35).
  • Page 24: Side Stand

    Side stand (fig. 15) 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. Warning Do not park on soft or pebbled ground or on asphalt melt The motorcycle can be started only if the side stand...
  • Page 25: Shock Absorber Adjusters

    Shock absorber adjusters (fig. 16) The 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. The adjuster (2) on the shock absorber expansion reservoir controls compression damping.
  • Page 26: Front Fork Adjusters

    When carrying a passenger and a load, set the rear shock Front fork adjusters absorber spring to maximum preload to improve The front fork of 900S models has rebound and motorcycle handling and keep safe clearance from the compression damping adjusters. ground.
  • Page 27 Standard factory setting is as follows: compression: 12 clicks; rebound: 11 clicks. The max. setting range is 14 clicks (rebound) and 14 clicks (compression) that ensure the softest damping. To change the preload of the spring inside each fork leg, turn the adjusting nut (2) with a 22-mm hexagon wrench.
  • Page 28: Directions For Use

    During the first 1000 km, keep the revolution meter under for Warranty validity. Failure to comply with these rules control. The indicator must not exceed: will release Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability 6000 rpm. whatsoever for resulting engine damage or shorter During the first hours of riding, it is advisable to run the engine life.
  • Page 29: Pre-ride Checks

    Failure to carry out these checks before riding, may In case of malfunctioning, do not start the lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider and motorcycle and call a Ducati dealer or authorized passenger. workshop. Before riding, perform a thorough check-up on your bike...
  • Page 30: Starting The Engine

    Starting the engine 3) Check that the stop switch (1, fig. 21.2) is positioned (RUN), then press the starter button (2). Note Let the engine start without using the throttle control. Follow the “High ambient temperature” procedure to start the engine when it is warm. Important Never operate the starter more than 5 seconds at a Warning...
  • Page 31 High ambient temperature (over 35° C): Follow the same procedure, however, do not use the fast-idle device. Cold ambient temperature (below 10° C): Follow the procedure for “Regular ambient temperature”, however allow 5 minutes for the engine to warm up (step 5). fig.
  • Page 32: 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 33: Stopping The Motorcycle

    Refueling Stopping the motorcycle Never overfill the tank when refueling. Fuel should never Slow down gradually, then shift down and release the be touching the rim of filler recess (fig. 23). throttle twistgrip. Finally change from first to neutral. Apply brakes and you will bring the motorcycle to a Warning complete stop.
  • Page 34: Parking

    Parking Stop the motorcycle, then put it on the side stand to park it (see page 24). 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 or sparks.
  • Page 35: Tool Kit And Accessories

    Tool kit and accessories (fig. 25.1) The compartment under the seat holds: an Owner’s manual; a helmet fastening cable; a tool bag for normal maintenance and checks to be performed by the user. To reach this compartment, remove the seat first (page 23) then the protective cover (1).
  • Page 36: Main Maintenance Operations

    MAIN MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS Lifting the fuel tank (fig. 26.1) Warning Make sure the fuel in the tank is less than 5 litres or fuel may leak out through the filler plug breather. fig. 26.1 Remove the seat (page 23) and lift the hook (1). Lift the tank and unhook the service rod (2, fig.
  • Page 37: Changing Air Filter

    Changing air filter (fig. 27.1) 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 36. To remove the filter, release the cover clips (1) on both sides of the air box and take off the cover (2).
  • Page 38: Checking The Coolant Level

    Checking the coolant level (fig. 28) Check the coolant level in the expansion reservoir on the RH side of the motorcycle. The coolant level must be between the MAX and MIN marks. Top up if the level is too low. Unscrew the filler (1, fig.
  • Page 39: Checking Brake And Clutch Fluid Level

    Brake and clutch fluid must be topped up and changed at system inspected and air drained out. the intervals specified in the routine maintenance chart - refer to the warranty card - by a Ducati dealer or Warning authorized workshop.
  • Page 40: Checking Brake Pads For Wear

    Rear brake Friction material on each pad must be at least 1 mm thick. Important Have the brake pads replaced at your Ducati dealer's shop or authorized workshop. 2 ÷ 4 mm ➤ ➤ fig.30...
  • Page 41: 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 your 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 42: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery (fig. 33) 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 strap (1) and remove the battery. –...
  • Page 43: Chain Tensioning

    Chain tensioning Turn the rear wheel slowly until you find the position where chain tension is highest. With the motorcycle on the side stand, push the chain up pressing with a finger at the point where it intersects with swing arm centerline. The lower portion of the chain should have a slack as follows (fig.
  • Page 44: Chain Lubrication

    Chain lubrication Replacing bulbs The chain fitted on your motorcycle has OR seals that Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, make sure that the keep dirt out of and lubricant inside the sliding parts. The new one complies with voltage and wattage as specified seals might be irreparably damaged if the chain is on page 59 - “Electric System”.
  • Page 45 Note Instrument panel (fig. 36) Never touch the transparent body of the new bulb Disassemble the instrument panel by unscrewing the with your fingers or it will blacken resulting in reduced two fastening screws with washer. bulb brilliancy. Disconnect the odometer cable (1) and the main wiring Insert the locating pegs of the bulb base into their seats connector (2).
  • Page 46 Turn indicators (fig. 37) Stop light (fig. 38) Remove the screw (1) and detach the glass (2) from the To replace the stop and parking light bulb, unscrew the body. two screws (1) that secure the glass (2). Remove the The bulb is of the bayonet-type: press and rotate anti- glass.
  • Page 47: Headlamp Alignment

    Headlamp alignment (fig. 39.1) 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 48: Tyres

    After replacing a tyre, the wheel should be balanced. 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 49: Checking Engine Oil Level

    Remove any stones or other foreign bodies caught in the tread. Important Engine oil and oil filters must be changed by a Ducati dealer or authorized workshop at regular intervals, as specified in the routine maintenance chart (see Warranty Card). fig. 40...
  • Page 50: 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 51: Cleaning The Motorcycle

    Important Cleaning the motorcycle Never use spark plugs with a heat rating other than To preserve the finish of metal parts and paintwork, wash recommended or a thread length other than standard. and clean your motorcycle at regular intervals, anyway Spark plugs should be tightened firmly.
  • Page 52: Storing The Bike Away

    Carry out any required inspection at regular intervals and replace any parts using Ducati original spare parts complying with local law. Storing the bike away If the motorcycle is to be left unridden over long periods,...
  • Page 53: Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA Weights Dry weight: 190 kg. Carrying full load: 390 kg. Warning Failure to observe weight limits could result in poor Overall dimensions (mm) (fig. 43) handling and impair the performance of your motorcycle, and you may lose control of the motorcycle. 1440 2070 fig.
  • Page 54: Top-ups

    Top-ups Type of fluid cu. dm. (liters) Fuel tank, including a reserve Gasoline 95-98 RON 16.5 of 3.5 cu dm (liters) Oil sump and oil filter SHELL Advance Ultra 4 Front/Rear brake and clutch circuits SHELL-Advance Brake DOT 4 – Protectant for electric contacts SHELL-Advance Contact Cleaner –...
  • Page 55: 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) split rings; 4) closing (or lower) rocker shim; Stroke mm: 5) return spring for lower rocker; 6) closing (or lower) rocker;...
  • Page 56: Performance Data

    The figure shows the maximum speed limits that can be reached after the running-in period. km/h Important Failure to comply with these limits releases Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for fig. 45 resulting engine malfunction. Spark plugs...
  • Page 57: Brakes

    Brakes Make and type: BREMBO P 2.I05N. Front brake Friction material: Type: FERIT I/D 450 FF. drilled steel disc. Master cylinder type: No. 2 discs. PS 11. Disc diameter: 320 mm Warning Hydraulically operated by a control lever on right Brake fluid can dissolve paintwork and cause handlebar.
  • Page 58: Frame

    Make: MARCHESINI However, if you wish to tune up your motorcycle for Dimensions: 5.50x17". competitive trials, you may refer to Ducati Motor Holding Both wheel spindles can be removed. 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 authorized workshop.
  • Page 59: Suspensions

    Suspensions Electric system Basic electric items are: Front suspension Round headlamp with iodine double filament bulb, 12V- Hydraulic upside-down fork. 55/60W bulb. The fork is provided with outer adjuster for rebound, Parking light with 12V-5W bulb. compression, and preload (for inner springs of fork legs). Instrument panel, 12V-1.2W bulbs for warning lights Stanchion diameter: and 12V-2W bulbs for instrument lights.
  • Page 60 Fuses The main fuse box is located under the fuel tank. To expose the fuses, take off the box protective cover (1, fig. 46.1). Mounting position and ampere capacity are marked on it. The fuse located near the battery (fig. 46.3) protects the electronic regulator.
  • Page 61 15) Rear, right-turn indicator 16) Tail light 17) Number plate light 18) Rear, left-turn indicator 19) Fuel tank 20) Self-diagnosis connector 21) Horizontal cylinder coil 22) Vertical cylinder coil 23) Horizontal cylinder spark plug 24) Vertical cylinder spark plug 25) Horizontal cylinder injector 26) Vertical cylinder injector 27) Throttle position sensor 28) Timing/engine rpm pick up...
  • Page 62 Wire color coding O Orange W-Y White-Yellow R-Y Red-Yellow P Pink R-W Red-White W White V Violet Y-G Yellow-Green Y-R Yellow-Red G Green B-W Blue-White G-R Green-Red Br-Bk Brown-Black W-R White-Red G-Bk Green-Black W-G White-Green O-Bk Orange-Black V-Bk Violet-Black W-B White-Blue Y Yellow P-Bk Pink-Black W-Bk White-Black...
  • Page 63: Monster S4 Versions

    Metal frame and wheel rims matching the following 5-13 Passing 7.5 A colors: Ducati anniversary red - part no. PPG 473.101; 6-14 Turn indicators, warning lights, tail 15 A Ducati metallized yellow - part no. PPG 473.201; lights and instrument panel lights Ducati metallized black - part no.
  • Page 65: For United States Of America Version Only

    However, NHTSA cannot become Noise emission warranty involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, Ducati Motor S.p.A. warrants that this exhaust system, at or Ducati North America. To contact NHTSA, you may the time of sale, meets all applicable U.S. EPA Federal either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424- noise standards.
  • Page 66 Ducati utilizes lean carburetor settings and other systems (2) the use of the vehicle after such device or element of to reduce carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
  • Page 67 When applying the brakes, use both the front and rear If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have brakes. Applying only one brake for sudden braking may the vehicle inspected and repaired by your local Ducati cause the motorcycle to skid and lose control. dealer.
  • Page 68 This motorcycle was not intended to be equipped with a and ride. 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...
  • Page 69 Vehicle identification number (VIN); Every Ducati motorcycle is identified by two identification numbers (see page 9). Figure A specifically shows the frame identification numbers. PLANT OF DUCATI MANUFACTURE TYPE OF MOTORCYCLE SEQUENTIAL MODEL NUMBER YEAR ZDM 1R B 8 S # 1 B 0 0 0 0 0 0 # Varies-can be thru 9 or X (Check digit) fig.
  • Page 70 Label location (fig. B) fig. B...
  • Page 72 California evaporation emission system Ducati limited warranty on emission control (fig. C): system Ducati North America, Inc., 237 West Parkway, Pompton Important Plains, New Jersey 07444-1028 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.
  • Page 73 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 74 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 75: Routine Maintenance Record

    ROUTINE MAINTENANCE RECORD Ducati Mileage Date Service Name 1,000 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000...
  • Page 77 913.7.060.1F DUCATIMOTOR HOLDING S.p.A. Stampato 01/2001 Via Cavalieri Ducati, 3 40132 Bologna, Italy Tel 39.051.6413111 Fax 39.051.406580

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