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  • Page 1 Owner’s manual...
  • Page 3 Ducati motorcycle for long information contained herein is valid at the time of going journeys as well as short daily trips. Ducati Motor S.p.A. to print. Ducati Motor S.p.A. reserves the right to make 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 hooks 21 Side stand 22 Front fork adjusters 23 Shock absorber adjusters 24 General Directions for use Warranty 6 Running-in recommendations 26 Symbols 6 Pre-ride checks 27 Useful information for safe riding 7 Starting the engine 28...
  • Page 5 Charging the battery 47 Chain adjustment 48 Chain lubrication 49 Replacing bulbs 50 Beam setting 54 Tyre pressures 55 Checking engine oil level 57 Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs 58 Cleaning the motorcycle 59 Storing the bike away 59 Important notes 59 Technical data Overall dimensions 60...
  • Page 6: General

    Ducati Motor 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 S.p.A.
  • Page 7: Useful Information For Safe Riding

    lane in good time using the suitable turn indicators. Useful information for safe riding Be sure you are clearly visible and do not ride within the blind spot of vehicles ahead. Warning Be very careful when tackling road junctions, or when Read this section before riding your motorcycle.
  • 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

    Important Instrument panel (fig. 3) Stop the engine if it reaches maximum temperature Speedometer (km/h or mph). or it may suffer severe damage. Gives road speed. a) Odometer (km or miles). When you switch on the parking light, the panel lights Gives total distance covered.
  • Page 12: Keys

    Keys (fig. 4) Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock Your Ducati was delivered with two universal keys for (fig. 5) ignition, steering lock and seat catch and a key It is located in front of the fuel tank and has four identification plate (1).
  • Page 13: Left Switch

    Left switch (fig. 6) 1) Switch, light switch, 3 positions: Down = lights 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. It features a dial adjuster (2) for lever distance from the twistgrip on handlebar. To set lever distance from twistgrip, push lever (1) fully forward and turn the dial adjuster (2) to one of its four positions.
  • Page 15: Cold Start Lever

    Cold start lever (fig. 8) Right switch (fig. 9) Use this device to start the engine from cold. It will G) Switch for ENGINE STOP, two positions: increase the engine idling speed after starting. position (RUN) = run. Lever positions: position (OFF) = stop.
  • Page 16: Throttle Twistgrip

    Throttle twistgrip (fig. 9) The twistgrip (3) on the right handlebar opens the throttles. When released, it will spring back to the initial position (idling speed). fig. 9 Front brake lever (fig. 9) Pull in the lever (4) towards the twistgrip to operate the front brake.
  • Page 17: 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 The gear change pedal is at rest when in the central system is hydraulically operated. position N, is moved up and down to change gears and then returns to the central position.
  • Page 18: Setting The Gear Change And Rear Brake Pedals

    Setting the gear change and rear brake pedals 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 19: Main Components And Devices

    MAIN COMPONENTS AND DEVICES Location (fig. 12) 1) Tank filler plug. 2) Seat catch and helmet hooks. 3) Side stand. 4) Rear view mirrors. 5) Front fork adjusters (900). 6) Shock absorber adjusters. fig. 12...
  • 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 Hooks

    Seat catch and helmet hooks Opening (fig. 14.1) Fit the ignition key into the lock (1) and turn the key clockwise until the rear end of the seat lifts up. Pull the seat backwards to slide it off its front holders. At the front end of the compartment underneath the seat, there are the helmet hooks (2, fig.
  • Page 22: Side Stand

    Side stand (fig. 15) Warning The motorcycle can only be started if the side stand Important is in “rest” position as it is equipped with a safety device Before lowering the side stand, make sure that the that prevents engine start when stand is down. bearing surface is hard and flat.
  • Page 23: Front Fork Adjusters

    Front fork adjusters The front fork used on the 900 model has rebound and compression damping adjusters. This adjustment is done using the outer adjusters: 1) (fig. 16.1) to adjust rebound damping; 2) (fig. 16.1) to adjust inner springs preload; 3) (fig.
  • Page 24: Shock Absorber Adjusters

    Shock absorber adjusters (fig. 17.1) The shock absorber is filled with gas under pressure and The shock absorber has outer adjusters that enable you may cause severe damage if taken apart by unskilled to adjust your motorcycle to the load. persons.
  • Page 25 fig. 17.1 fig. 17.2...
  • Page 26: Directions For Use

    During the first 1000 km/620 miles, keep an eye on the Card. revolution meter. The indicator must not exceed: Failure to comply with these rules will release Ducati 5500-6000 rpm. Motor S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for resulting During the first hours of riding, it is advisable to run the engine damage or shorter engine life.
  • Page 27: 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 28: 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. Warning Before starting the engine, become familiar with the controls you will need to use when riding.
  • Page 29 4) Move the cold start lever to the vertical position (A) to let engine idle at about 1400-1500 rpm. Important Do not rev up the engine when it is cold. Allow some time for oil to reach all points that need lubricating. 5) As the engine warms up, move the cold start lever gradually towards the vertical position (A).
  • Page 30: 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 31: Stopping The Motorcycle

    Parking Stopping the motorcycle Stop and park the motorcycle on the side stand (see If you let go of the throttle twistgrip, the motorcycle will page 22). slow down gradually and smoothly. Then, shift down Turn the handlebar fully left and block it by pushing in the releasing the clutch, and finally change from first to ignition key and turning it to the LOCK position.
  • Page 32: Refueling

    Refueling Never overfill the tank when refueling. Fuel should never be touching the rim of filler recess (fig. 20). Warning Be sure there is no fuel trapped in the filler recess. Max level fig. 20...
  • Page 33: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Tool kit and accessories (fig. 21) Stored in the compartment under the seat is a bag (1) that holds: an Owner’s manual; a helmet fastening cable; a tool kit for normal maintenance and checks to be fig. 21 performed by the user (placed in bag pocket). To reach this compartment, the seat must be removed by opening the catch (page 21).
  • Page 34: Routine Maintenance

    The maintenance schedule below specifies maintenance operations to be carried out at regular intervals according be entrusted to a Ducati Dealer or authorized workshop to time (months) or distance covered (km or miles). It where highly trained personnel and special equipment also shows the motorcycle parts requiring special care.
  • Page 35 Operations Pre- After 1000 km/ Every Every Every delivery 620 miles 1000 km/ 10000 km/ 20000km/ or 6 months 620 miles 6200 miles 12400 miles Spark plugs Chain: tensioning and lubrication ( I) C/ L C/ L C/ L Timing belts ( I) General testing Bowden cables Clutch and brake hydraulic controls ( I)
  • Page 36 Operations Pre- After 1000 km/ Every Every Every delivery 620 miles 1000 km/ 10000 km/ 20000km/ or 6 months 620 miles 6200 miles 12400 miles Valve clearance ( I) Rear wheel rubber cush drive damper ( I) Light system and indicators Battery fluid level General lubrication ( I) Clutch and brake fluid ( I)
  • Page 37: Main Maintenance Operations

    MAIN MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS Removing the fairing Some servicing operations need the motorcycle fairing to be removed. Warning Firmly secure all removed parts when refitting fig. 23.1 them, otherwise some of them might suddenly come off when riding and you may lose control of your motorcycle. Important At reassembly always use nylon washers when tightening fastening screws, not to damage painted parts...
  • Page 38 Half-faired version (fig. 23.2) Fully-faired version (fig. 23.3) Unscrew the screw (3) that holds each body panel to the Unscrew the screw (4) that holds the left body panel to lower support bracket. the side stand fixing plate. Unscrew the screw (5) that Disconnect the indicator connectors and remove the holds the right body panel to the rear brake pedal shaft.
  • Page 39 Headlamp fairing Unscrew the two nuts (1, fig. 24.1) that hold the rear view mirrors to the headlamp fairing and remove the rear view mirrors. Unscrew the three screws (2, fig. 24.2) that hold each body panel to the headlamp fairing. Move the body panels slightly apart and unscrew the four screws (3, fig.
  • Page 40: Lifting The Fuel Tank

    Lifting the fuel tank (fig. 25.2) Remove the seat (see page 21). Pull the clip (1, fig. 25.1) upwards to disengage it from the tank catch. Lift the tank and unhook the service rod (2) from its retainer (3). Place the tank onto the rod (2) fitting rod end into the hole in frame cross-member.
  • Page 41: Changing The Air Filter

    Changing the air filter (fig. 26.1) Replace air filter at the required intervals shown in the routine maintenance chart (see page 35). The air box is accessible after lifting the fuel tank. Undo the clips (1) of the cover on both sides of the air box, then remove cover (2).
  • Page 42: Checking Brake And Clutch Fluid Level

    27.1 If you find exceeding play on brake lever or pedal and brake pads are still in good condition, contact your Ducati Dealer or an authorized workshop to have the system inspected and any air drained out of the circuit.
  • Page 43: Checking Brake Pads For Wear

    Do not exceed specified level The friction material on each pad should be at least 1 (3 mm/0.12 in. above minimum level). mm/0.039 in. thick. Important Have the brake pads replaced at a Ducati Dealer or authorized workshop. fig. 28 fig. 27.3...
  • Page 44: 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 Bowden cables with SHELL Advance Grease or Retinax LX2 at regular intervals.
  • Page 45: Throttle Cable Adjustment

    Throttle cable adjustment The throttle twistgrip must have a free play of 1.5 - 2 mm/0.059-0.078 in. measured at the edge of the twistgrip, at all positions of the handlebars. If it needs adjusting, use the suitable adjuster (1, fig. 30) provided on the throttle control.
  • Page 46: Checking Battery Electrolyte Level

    Always wear adequate protective clothing and a visor Checking battery electrolyte level (fig. 31) when handling the battery. You will need to lift the tank (page 40) before you can Never switch on a lighter or light a match and so on to check battery liquid level.
  • Page 47: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery (fig. 31) Charge the battery at 1.5 A. Before charging the battery, it is best to remove it from When battery is charged, check electrolyte level in each the motorcycle. cell. If it has dropped, top up with distilled water until Disconnect the breather tube (2).
  • Page 48: Chain Adjustment

    Chain adjustment Grease the threads of adjusting screws (3) with SHELL Turn the rear wheel slowly until you find the position Alvania R3 grease and torque check nuts (2) to 8 Nm. where chain tension is tightest. Put motorcycle on the side stand and push the chain up pressing with a finger at mid-length of swingarm.
  • Page 49: Chain Lubrication

    Chain lubrication The chain fitted on your motorcycle has OR seals that keep dirt out of and lubricant inside the sliding parts. The seals might be irreparably damaged if the chain is cleaned using any solvent other than those specific for OR chains or washed using steam or water jets.
  • Page 50: Replacing Bulbs

    Replacing bulbs The parking light bulb is fitted on the top section of the Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, make sure that the headlamp body. To change it, pull out the bulb holder (3, new one complies with voltage and wattage as specified fig.
  • Page 51 Instrument panel (fig. 34) Remove the headlamp fairing to reach the instrument panel bulbs (see page 39). Extract the lamp holder from behind the instrument and pull out the bulb from its holder to replace it. The bulb holder cables are numbered to avoid confusion in the event more bulbs need replacing at the same time.
  • Page 52 Number plate light (fig. 36) Turn indicators (fig. 35) To expose the number plate light bulb, withdraw the Remove the screw (1) and detach the glass (2) from the lamp holder from the number plate holder, then extract indicator body holder. the bulb and replace it.
  • Page 53 Stop light To replace the stop and parking light bulb, unscrew the two screws (1, fig. 37.1) that secure the glass and remove glass. The bulb is of the banjo-type: press and rotate anti-clockwise to remove; fit the spare bulb by pressing and turning clockwise until it clicks (fig.
  • Page 54: Beam Setting

    Beam setting (fig. 38.1) When checking 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/33 feet apart from it, then draw a horizontal line dictated by headlamp center and a vertical one in line with the...
  • Page 55: Tyre Pressures

    The height of the light beam can be corrected using Tyre pressures the screw (1, fig. 38.2) on the left side of the headlamp. Front tyre: Turn the screw clockwise to lower the beam, 2.1-2.2 bar anticlockwise to raise it. Rear tyre: 2.1-2.3 bar The side position of the headlamp is adjusted using...
  • Page 56 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. 39...
  • Page 57: Checking Engine Oil Level

    Top up oil level with SHELL Advance Ultra 4, if low. Undo the filler plug (2) and top up to correct level. Refit the plug. Have engine oil and oil filters changed by your Ducati fig. 40 Dealer or at an authorized workshop at regular intervals, as specified in the maintenance schedule.
  • Page 58: Cleaning And Replacing The Spark Plugs

    Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs (fig. 41) If you do not have a torque wrench, you can use the Spark plugs are essential to smooth engine running and wrench supplied with the tool kit to tighten the spark should be checked at regular intervals. This is done quite plug an additional 1/2 turn.
  • Page 59: Cleaning The Motorcycle

    Rinse with warm water and dry all surfaces with chamois protect paintwork and let condensate breathe out. A leather. special canvas cover is available from Ducati Spare Parts Department. Warning Braking performance may be impaired immediately after washing the motorcycle.
  • Page 60: Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA Overall dimensions (mm) (fig. 42) Weights Dry weight: 183 Kg/403.4 lb. (750); 188 Kg/414 lb. (900). Carrying full load: 385 Kg/848.7 lb. Warning 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.
  • Page 61: Top-ups

    Top-ups Type of fluid cu dm (liters)/US Gall. Fuel tank, including a reserve Gasoline 95-98 RON 16/4.22 of 4 cu dm (liters)/1.05 US Gall. Oil sump and oil filter SHELL-Advance Ultra 4 3.3/0.87 (750) 3.9/1.03 (900) Front/Rear brake and clutch circuits Special fluid for hydraulic systems —...
  • Page 62: Engine

    Timing system Engine Desmodromic (type) with two valves per cylinder, Twin cylinder, four-stroke, 90° “L” type, longitudinal. operated by four rockers (2 opening rockers and 2 closing Bore: rockers) and an overhead camshaft. It is operated by the 88 mm/3.46 in. (750); 92 mm/3.62 in. (900). crankshaft through spur gears, belt rollers and toothed Stroke: belts.
  • Page 63: Performance Data

    Desmodromic timing system (fig. 43) Performance data 1) Opening (or upper) rocker. Maximum speed in any gear should be reached only after 2) Opening rocker shim. a correct running-in period with the motorcycle properly 3) Split rings. serviced at the recommended intervals. 4) Closing (or lower) rocker shim.
  • Page 64: Brakes

    Make: Brakes BREMBO Type: Front brake P 32 G. With double drilled disc. Friction material: Material: FERIT I/D 450 FF steel. Master cylinder type: Disc diameter: PS 11. 320 mm/12.59 in. Hydraulically operated by a control lever on right Warning handlebar.
  • Page 65: Transmission

    Gear ratio: If you wish to tune up your motorcycle for competitive 33/61 (750); trials, you may refer to Ducati Motor S.p.A. who will be 32/59 (900). glad to provide information about the special ratios Gearbox: available. Relevant instructions and original spare parts 5-speed (750);...
  • Page 66: Frame

    Frame Tyres Tubular trestle frame with upper section made of high- strength steel. Front tyre Steering angle (on each side): Tubeless, radial tyre. 28° Size: Headstock angle: 120/70-ZR17. 24° Trail: Rear tyre 96 mm/3.78 in. (750); 100 mm/3.93 in. (900). Tubeless, radial tyre.
  • Page 67: Suspensions

    Suspensions Front Hydraulic upside-down fork. The front fork used on the 900 models features outer adjusters for rebound, compression, and preload (for inner springs of fork legs). Stanchion diameter mm: 43 mm/1.69 in. Travel along leg axis: 120 mm/5.12 in. Rear The rear shock absorber enables the adjustment of rebound and compression damping and spring preload.
  • Page 68: Electric System

    Electric system Fuses Basic electric items are: The main fuse box is located on the left side of headlamp Headlamp with double filament 12V-55/60 W iodine subframe (fig. 44.1). bulb. To expose the fuses, take off the box protective cover 12V-5W parking light.
  • Page 69 IN GOOD CONDITION BLOWN fig. 44.1 fig. 44.3 fig. 44.2...
  • Page 70 Legend of the wiring diagram of electric 30) Regulator fuse (40A) system/ignition 31) Regulator 1) Right switch 32) Generator 2) Key-operated switch 33) Neutral light switch 3) Ignition relay 34) Oil pressure switch 4) Fuse box 35) Rear STOP light switch 5) Turn indicator flasher 36) Front STOP light switch 6) Starter motor...
  • Page 71 Wire color coding Legend of fuse box (4) P Pink GR-Bk Grey-Black Pos. Description Rat. Y-G Yellow-Green G Green Main switch 30 A R-G Red-Green W-R White-Red 2-10 High and low beams 15 A O-Bk Orange-Black V-Bk Violet-Black 3-11 Turn indicators, warning lights, 7.5 A Y Yellow tail lights and instrument panel lights...
  • Page 72: For United States Of America Version Only

    Such use could lead to upset or other accident. Noise emission warranty Ducati Motor S.p.A. warrants that this exhaust system, at Reporting of safety defects the time of sale, meets all applicable U.S. EPA Federal If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could noise standards.
  • Page 73 Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited. Federal If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have Law prohibits the following acts or causing thereof: the vehicle inspected and repaired by your local Ducati (1) the removal or rendering inoperative by any person, dealer.
  • Page 74 Riding safety When the roadway is wet, rely more on the throttle to The points given below are applicable for every day control vehicle speed and less on the front and rear motorcycle use and shoud be carefully observed for safe brakes.
  • Page 75 Do not inhale exhaust gases and never run the Vehicle identification number (V.I.N.); engine in a closed garage or confined area. Every Ducati motorcycle is identified by two identification Use only Ducati approved parts and accessories. numbers (see page 9). Figure A specifically shows the This motorcycle was not intended to be equipped with a identification numbers.
  • Page 76 Label location (fig. B) G only for California fig. B...
  • Page 77 APPLICABLE TO 1998 MODEL YEAR NEW MOTORCYCLES. NITROGEN GAS. OTHER GASES EVAP FAMILY : MAY CAUSE EXPLOSION. DO NOT INCINERATE. REFER TO OWNER'S TO HORIZONTAL MANIFOLD MANUAL FOR REGULATING GAS. Via A.C.Ducati,3 40132 BOLOGNA ITALY TO VERTICAL MANIFOLD WARM AIR INLET...
  • Page 78 Ducati limited warranty on emission control This system consists of (fig. C): system 1) Warn air inlet; Ducati North America, Inc., 237 West Parkway, Pompton 2) Canister; Plains, New Jersey 07444-1028 warrants that each new 3) Dell’Orto jet; 1998 and later Ducati motorcycle, that includes as 4) Intake manifolds;...
  • Page 79 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 80 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 81: Routine Maintenance Record

    Routine maintenance record km/miles Ducati Mileage Date Service Name 1,000/621 10,000/6,214 20,000/12,427 30,000/18,641 40,000/24,855 50,000/31,068...
  • Page 83 913.7.066.1A DUCATIMOTOR spa Stampato 07/1999 Via Cavalieri Ducati, 3 40132 Bologna, Italy Tel 39.051.6413111 Fax 39.051.406580 Internet: www.ducati.com...
  • Page 84 G/Bk G/R LOCK PARK GrBk 3 6 2 10 W R/Bk Gr/R 5/21 W 10 W W/Bk 55/60 W Y/BK 10 W – W/Bk 10 W R/Bk 4 3 1 2 W/Bn Bn/W P/Bk HI BEAM TURN NEUTRAL FUEL Bk Bk V/Bk V/Bk V/Bk...

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