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  • Page 1 Owner's manual DUCATI SUPERBIKE 1198 / 1198S...
  • Page 2 Use and maintenance manual 1198 / 1198S...
  • 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

    Code card 46 Refuelling 76 Immobilizer override procedure 47 Toolkit and accessories 77 Duplicate keys 49 Ducati Data Analyzer with USB (for 1198S only) 78 Ignition switch and steering lock 50 Left-hand handlebar switch 51 Main maintenance operations 79 Clutch lever 52...
  • Page 6 Vehicle identification number (VIN); 124 Technical data 108 Label location 125 California evaporation emission system 127 (mm) Overall dimensions Ducati limited warranty on emission control system 127 Weights 108 Engine 110 Timing system 110 Routine maintenance record 130 Performance data 111...
  • Page 7: General Indications

    In your own interest, and in order to guarantee product at risk, and could lead to severe injury or even death. reliability, you are strongly advised to refer to a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop for servicing that requires any particular technical expertise.
  • 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 approximately 3 litres of fuel left in the tank.
  • Page 13 11) Traction Control light (fig. 5). Indicator light 11A: with DTC activated, illuminates when minimal torque reduction is applied. Indicator lights 11A + 11B: with DTC activated, illuminates when low level torque reduction is applied. Indicator lights 11A + 11B + 11C: with DTC activated, illuminates when medium level torque reduction is applied.
  • 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 If you accidentally fig. 8 access a restricted menu, do not under any circumstances attempt to use it, but turn the ignition key to OFF. In the case of any problems, contact an authorized Ducati service centre to carry outthe necessary checks.
  • Page 16: Lcd - How To Set/display Parameters

    Notes At key-on (key turned from OFF to ON) the instrument panel For the 1198S version with the Ducati Performance kit activates all the digits of the LCD for 1 second and switches “Complete Exhaust” installed, at key-on the instrument on the indicator lights in sequence.
  • Page 17 At Key-On, the instrument panel always shows the following information (de-activating any previously activated functions, with the exception of the Traction Control function): Odometer Air temperature Clock Speed Coolant temperature Engine rpm At this point, with switch (1, fig. 10) in position B “▼”, it is possible to switch from the Odometer (TOT) display function to the following functions: TRIP A...
  • Page 18 Total distance travelled indicator (odometer) vs. EU, CND, FRA, JAP This function enables display of the total distance travelled. At Key-On the system automatically enters this function. The reading is saved permanently and cannot be reset. If the distance travelled exceeds 99999 km (or 99999 miles), the value “99999”...
  • Page 19 Air temperature indicator vs. EU, UK, CND, FRA, JAP This function displays the external air temperature. Display limits: -39 °C to +124 °C. 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 20 Motorcycle speed vs. EU, CND, FRA JAP This function displays the motorcycle speed. The instrument panel receives the actual speed value (expressed in km/h) from the ECU and displays the value increased by 8%. The maximum speed that can be displayed is 299 km/h (186 mph).
  • Page 21 Coolant temperature indicator vs. EU, UK, CND, FRA, JAP Displays the engine coolant temperature: - if the reading is less than or equal to -40 °C (-40 °F), the FIXED DATUM display shows a series of flashing dashes (“- - -”) and the Engine Diagnostics warning light (8, fig.
  • Page 22 Trip meter “TRIP A” vs. EU, CND, FRA, JAP This function displays the distance travelled since the last reset. While in this function, if you press switch (1, fig. 10) in 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 23 Trip meter “TRIP B” vs. EU, CND, FRA, JAP This function displays the distance travelled since the last reset. While in this function, if you press switch (1, fig. 10) in 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 24 “TRIP FUEL” (distance travelled on reserve fuel) vs. EU, CND, FRA, JAP indicator This function displays the distance travelled on reserve fuel. 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.
  • Page 25 1000 km on the odometer; every 12000 km on the odometer. The service indicator will remain on the display until reset. When the service indicator appears, contact your Ducati dealer or Authorized Service Centre. fig. 18...
  • Page 26 Battery voltage indicator (BATT) This function displays the battery charge level. 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;...
  • Page 27 Engine idle speed adjustment (rpm) This function displays the engine idle speed adjustment. To display the function, go into the menu and call up 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.
  • Page 28 LAP time display function This function displays the recorded lap time. To activate this function, go into the menu and set the “LAP” function to “On” by pressing switch (1, fig. 10) in position B “▼“ for 3 seconds. To START and STOP the timer press the high beam flasher switch (12, fig.
  • Page 29 When you switch the LAP function off using the menu, the lap in progress is not saved. If the LAP function is active and the instrument panel 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 30 LAP Memory display Displays the data saved using the LAP function: lap time, MAX speed and MAX rpm. To display the saved lap times, go into the menu and select the “LAP MEM” page. From this menu page, if you hold pressed switch (1, fig. 10) in position B “▼“...
  • Page 31 DDA data acquistion This function serves to activate the DDA (Ducati Data Analyzer) (see page 78): the DDA must be connected to the motorcycle wiring. To activate the DDA, go into the menu and set the “DDA” to “On” by pressing switch (1, fig. 10) in position B “▼“...
  • Page 32 Erase DDA This function enables you to delete the data saved on the DDA: the DDA must be connected to the motorcycle wiring. To delete the data, enter the menu and select the “Erase DDA” B = On for 3 secs. page.
  • Page 33 This function is only available on the 1198S version. The rider must always be aware that active safety systems It is used to activate the Ducati Traction Control system: DTC have a preventive function. The active elements help the rider control the motorcycle, making it as easy and safe to Warning ride as possible.
  • Page 34 Reasonable errors made by the rider with the DTC system message “DTC” will appear on the display to indicate activated. activation of the Ducati Traction Control system. When activated, the message “DTC” is visible both on the normal display and also within the menu pages.
  • Page 35 DTC (Ducati Traction Control) setting function Warning Only if active This function is only available on the 1198S version. This function serves to set the intervention level for the ECU of the DTC (Ducati Traction Control). B = On for 3 secs.
  • Page 36 page 2: the display will show “Setup LEV. 2”. page 5: the display will show “Setup LEV. 5”. If you wish to set this level, press switch (1, fig. 10) in If you wish to set this level, press switch (1, fig. 10) in position B “▼”...
  • Page 37 page 8: the display will show “Setup LEV. 8”. Tips on how to select the intervention level If you wish to set this level, press switch (1, fig. 10) in position B “▼” for 3 seconds; the instrument panel will Warning automatically quit this page and return to the initial display, The 8 level settings of the DTC were calibrated using...
  • Page 38 The choice of the correct level depends on 3 main variables: Tips for use on the track We recommend that level 8 is used for a couple of full laps 1) The amount of grip available (type of tyre, amount of (to allow the tyres to warm up) in order to get used to the tyre wear, the track surface, weather conditions, etc.).
  • Page 39 Clock setting function This function is used to set the clock time. To set the clock, select the “TIME Set” page from the menu. From this page, if you press switch (1, fig. 10) in position B “▼” for 3 seconds, you enter clock setting mode. On entering this function, the message “AM”...
  • Page 40 The instrument runs the system diagnostics correctly Warning 60 seconds after the last Key-Off. Every time an error is displayed, always contact an Any errors detected in the behaviour of the motorcycle are authorized Ducati Service Centre. displayed. Warning Error message Error...
  • Page 41 Warning Error message Error light COIL 11.2 Vertical cylinder coil error INJE 12.1 Horizontal cylinder injector error INJE 12.2 Horizontal cylinder injector error INJE 13.1 Vertical cylinder injector error INJE 13.2 Vertical cylinder injector error INJE 14.1 Horizontal cylinder injector error INJE 14.2 Horizontal cylinder injector error...
  • Page 42 Warning Error message Error light 18.2 Fan relay error STRT 19.1 Starter contactor error STRT 19.2 Starter contactor error STEP. 21.1 Stepper motor error STEP. 21.2 Stepper motor error STEP. 21.3 Stepper motor error LAMB. 22.1 Lambda heater error LAMB. 22.2 Lambda heater error EXVL...
  • Page 43 Warning Error message Error light EXVL 23.4 Exhaust valve motor error Throttle position sensor error Throttle position sensor error PRESS Pressure sensor error PRESS Pressure sensor error T.WAT Engine coolant temperature sensor error T.WAT Engine coolant temperature sensor error Air temperature sensor error Air temperature sensor error BATT Battery voltage error...
  • Page 44 Warning Error message Error light LAMB Lambda sensor error TILT Lambda 2 sensor error Traction control ECU error 30.0 Engine ECU error PK.UP 34.0 Pick-up sensor error SPEE. 36.0 Speed sensor error IMMO 37.0 Immobilizer error IMMO 37.1 Immobilizer error IMMO 37.3 Immobilizer error...
  • Page 45 Display backlight Intelligent headlight switch-on The instrument panel backlighting is always activated at key- This function allows programmed activation of the headlight ON. The instrument panel is equipped with internal sensors even with the motorcycle off (Key-Off). that detect the ambient light level and at night reduces the Immediately after key-off, the instrument panel remains maximum backlighting level by 20% to prevent glare.
  • Page 46: 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 47: Code Card

    Code card A CODE CARD (fig. 30) is supplied with the keys. This shows the electronic code (A, fig. 31) that must be used if the engine is locked by the immobilizer and consequently does not start when the key is turned to ON. Warning Keep the CODE CARD in a safe place.
  • Page 48: 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. Notes B = ON for 3 secs. This menu should be active only if there is at least one immobilizer error.
  • Page 49 Entering the code: If the code has been entered correctly, the message CODE on entering this function, the first digit on the left starts and the code itself will flash simultaneously for 4 seconds. flashing. The motorcycle diagnostics warning light (9, fig. 4) will go Switch (1, fig.
  • Page 50: 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. 37) well as any keys you already have.
  • Page 51: Ignition Switch And Steering Lock

    Ignition switch and steering lock (fig. 33 and fig. 34) 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 52: Left-hand Handlebar Switch

    Left-hand handlebar switch (fig. 35) 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 53: 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. The lever distance can be adjusted through 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 54: Right-hand Handlebar Switch

    Right-hand handlebar switch (fig. 37) 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 55: Front Brake Lever

    Front brake lever (fig. 38) 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 (1) has a knob (2) for adjusting the distance between lever and twistgrip on the handlebar.
  • Page 56: Rear Brake Pedal

    Rear brake pedal (fig. 39) Push down on the pedal (1) with your foot to operate the rear brake. The system is controlled hydraulically. fig. 39 Gearchange pedal (fig. 40) The gear change pedal is at rest when in centre position N, and automatically returns to the centre position.
  • Page 57: Adjusting The Position Of The Gearchange And Rear Brake Pedals

    Adjusting the position of the gearchange and rear brake pedals (fig. 41 and fig. 42) 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 58 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 59: Main Components And Devices

    Main components and devices Position on motorcycle (fig. 43) 1) Fuel tank filler cap. 2) Seat lock. 3) Sidestand. 4) Steering damper. 5) Rearview mirrors. 6) Front fork adjusters. 7) Rear shock absorber adjusters. 8) Suspension tie-rod for adjustment of rear ride height. 9) Exhaust silencer (see note on page 75).
  • Page 60: Fuel Tank Filler Cap

    Fuel tank filler cap (fig. 44) 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 61: Seat Lock

    Seat lock (fig. 45) 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. 45 (fig.
  • Page 62: Sidestand

    Sidestand Notes (fig. 47) 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 or pebbled ground or on asphalt melted The engine can be started with the sidestand down...
  • Page 63: Steering Damper

    Steering damper (fig. 48 and fig. 49) The steering damper is located in front of the tank and secured to the frame and the top yoke. The damper helps improve steering precision and stability, and thus also improves ride quality in all riding conditions. 1198S Turn the knob (1) clockwise to obtain a stiffer damping action or anticlockwise to soften it.
  • Page 64: Front Fork Adjusters

    Front fork adjusters 1198 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. 50 and fig. 51); 2) to adjust inner spring preload (fig. 50 and fig. 51); 3) to adjust compression damping (fig.
  • Page 65 The STANDARD factory settings are as follows: compression: 3/4 turns (1198), 8 clicks (1198S); rebound: 12 clicks (1198), 10 clicks (1198S). Spring preload (1198) (A, fig. 50): 18 mm; corresponds to an actual preload of 9 mm. Spring preload (1198S): starting with the adjuster screwed FULLY OUT, screw it in clockwise 8 turns;...
  • Page 66: Shock Absorber Adjusters

    Shock absorber adjusters (fig. 54 and fig. 55) 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 67 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 68: Adjusting The Rear Ride Height

    Adjusting the rear ride height (fig. 56, fig. 57 and fig. 58) The standard ride height setting is the result of rigorous testing carried out in a wide variety of conditions by our technical staff. Modifying the the ride height is a very critical operation, and can be dangerous if carried out by untrained persons.
  • Page 69 The maximum distance that the UNIBALL end fitting (A) can be unscrewed from the tie-rod body is 5 threads, or 7.5 mm (B). fig. 58...
  • Page 70: 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 71 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 72: 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 76). the motorcycle and contact your DUCATI Dealer or Engine oil level Authorized Service Centre.
  • Page 73: 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 74 Notes The engine can be started with the sidestand down and the gearbox in neutral. If starting with a gear engaged, pull in the clutch lever (in this case the sidestand must be up). 2) Check that the stop switch (2, fig. 62) is positioned to (RUN), then press the starter button (3, fig.
  • Page 75: 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 then apply both brakes. Pull in the clutch lever before the your foot to engage first gear.
  • Page 76: 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 movement of the motorcycle (such as brake disc locks, rear the brakes and bring the motorcycle to a complete stop.
  • Page 77: Refuelling

    Refuelling (fig. 63) 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 “Top-ups” on page 109). Check that no fuel is trapped in the filler cap recess.
  • Page 78: Toolkit And Accessories

    Toolkit and accessories (fig. 64) 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. 64...
  • Page 79: Ducati Data Analyzer With Usb (for 1198s Only)

    Ducati Data Analyzer with USB (for 1198S only) A USB DDA (1) is supplied in kit form. To use the DDA, position it under the seat with the cap (2) fitted and the connector (3) from the main wiring loom connected.
  • Page 80: 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 81 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. 68...
  • Page 82 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 signal wiring connector (6). Repeat the procedure to remove the other rearview mirror.
  • Page 83 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 84: Checking And Topping Up The Coolant Level

    Checking and topping up the coolant level (fig. 72) 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 85: Checking The Brake And Clutch Fluid Level

    If there is excessive play at the brake lever or pedal even though the brake pads are still in good condition, contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Centre to have the system inspected and any air expelled from the circuit.
  • Page 86 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 87: Checking The Brake Pads For Wear

    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. 75 1198...
  • Page 88: 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. 77) and lubricate the ends of each control cable and the races with SHELL Advance Grease or Retinax LX2.
  • Page 89: Adjustment Of The Throttle Cable Free Play

    Adjustment of the throttle cable free play 1,5÷2 mm ➤ ➤ The throttle twistgrip should have free play of 1.5 to 2 mm (measured in terms of twistgrip rotation) in all steering positions. If necessary, adjust using the adjusters (1 and 2, fig. 79) located 1,5÷2 mm on the steering tube on the right-hand side of the motorcycle.
  • Page 90: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery Warning (fig. 80) 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 fairing (page 79), unscrew the bolt (1) Charge the battery at 0.9 A for 5 to 10 hours. and remove the bracket (2).
  • Page 91: Checking The Chain Tension

    Checking the chain tension (fig. 81) Important Have the chain tensioned at a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Centre. 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 33 to 35 mm.
  • Page 92: Lubricating The Drive Chain

    Lubricating the drive chain The chain fitted on your motorcycle has O-rings that keep dirt out of and lubricant inside the sliding parts. So as not to damage these seals when cleaning the chain, use special solvents and avoid aggressive washing with high-pressure steam cleaners.
  • Page 93: Changing The High And Low Beam Bulbs

    Changing the high and low beam bulbs Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, check that the new one complies with voltage and wattage specified in the “Electrical System” paragraph on page 115. Always check that the new bulb works before refitting removed parts. Figure 83 shows the position of the low beam (LO), high beam (HI) and sidelight (1) bulbs.
  • Page 94 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 95: 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 bulb (1) clockwise to secure it.
  • Page 96: Rear Turn Signals

    Rear turn signals (fig. 86) To change the rear turn signal bulbs, rotate the turn signal body (1) by a quarter of a turn so that the lens is facing upwards, and withdraw it from the support. The bulb has a bayonet-type end fitting: to remove it, push it in and turn it counter-clockwise.
  • Page 97: Headlight Aim

    Headlight aim (fig. 88) 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 98: Rearview Mirror Adjustment

    The horizontal position of the left-hand headlight can be adjusted by means of the adjuster screw (1, fig. 89) 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 99: Tubeless Tyres

    After renewing a 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 100 Minimum tread depth Measure the tread depth (S, fig. 91) 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 101: 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. 92 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 102: 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 103: General Cleaning

    General cleaning Warning To preserve the original shine on metal surfaces and paintwork, There may be loss of braking efficiency immediately wash and clean your motorcycle at regular intervals depending after washing the motorcycle. Never grease or lubricate on the type of use and according to the particular road the brake discs.
  • Page 104: 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 105: 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 106 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 107 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 108: Programmed Maintenance Plan: Operations To Be Carried Out By The Customer

    Programmed maintenance plan: operations to be carried out by the customer km x1000 List of operations with type of intervention (distance or time interval*) miles x1000 Months • Checking the engine oil level • Check the brake and clutch fluid levels •...
  • Page 109: Technical Data

    Technical data In running order without liquids and battery: 171 kg (1198); 169 kg (1198S). Fully laden: Overall dimensions 390 kg. (mm) (fig. 94) Weights Warning In running order without fuel: Failure to observe weight limits could result in poor 188 kg (1198);...
  • Page 110 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 111: Engine

    Engine Timing system Longitudinal 90º “L” twin cylinder, four-stroke. Desmodromic (type) with four valves per cylinder, operated by Bore (mm): eight rocker arms (4 opening rockers and 4 closing rockers) and 106. two overhead camshafts. Driven by the crankshaft through Stroke (mm): spur gears, timing belt pulleys and toothed timing belts.
  • Page 112: Performance Data

    Injectors per cylinder: 1. Holes per injector: 12. Important Fuel supply: 95-98 RON. Failure to follow these instructions will release Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability for any engine damage or shortened engine life. Spark plug Make: NGK. Type:...
  • Page 113: Brakes

    Brakes Rear Fixed drilled steel disc. Disc diameter: Front 245 mm. Semi-floating drilled dual disc. Hydraulically operated by pedal on right side. Braking surface material: Make: steel. BREMBO. Flange material: Type: aluminium. P34c pistons. Disc diameter: Friction material: 330 mm. FERIT I/D 450 FF.
  • Page 114: Transmission

    6 speed gearbox with constant mesh gears, gearchange Warning pedal on left side of motorcycle. Final drive ratio: For replacement of the rear sprocket, contact a Ducati 15/38. Dealer or Authorized Service Centre. Incorrect replacement Total gear ratios: of this component could seriously compromise your safety 37/15 and cause irreparable damage to the motorcycle.
  • Page 115: Frame

    Frame Suspension ALS 450 steel tube trellis frame. Steering angle (on each side): Front 24° 30'. Hydraulic upside-down fork provided with external adjusters for rebound, compression and preload (for inner springs of fork legs). Stanchion diameter: Wheels 43 mm with TIO treatment. Light-alloy, five spokes (1198).
  • Page 116: Exhaust System

    Electrical controls on handlebars: Colour schemes turn signals: Front: LED. 1198 Rear: bulb type: R10W (12 V-10 W) orange. Ducati anniversary red, code. 473.101 (PPG); Horn. Transparent, code. 228.880 (PPG); Brake light switches. Racing Black frame, Graphite Grey wheels. Battery, 12 V-10 Ah.
  • Page 117 Fuses The electrical system components are protected by nine fuses located in the fusebox. The fusebox contains seven fuses plus two spares. Refer to the table below to identify the circuits protected by the various fuses and their ratings in amps. (1, fig.
  • Page 118 A blown fuse can be identified by a broken filament (3, fig. 98). Important To avoid possible short circuits, switch the ignition key to OFF before renewing the fuse. Warning Never use a fuse with a rating other than that specified. Failure to observe this rule may damage the electric system IN GOOD CONDITION BLOWN...
  • Page 119 Key to the electrical system/injection system diagram 1) Right-hand handlebar switch 31) Neutral switch 2) Key switch 32) Oil pressure switch 3) Left cooling fan 33) Rear brake light switch 4) Right cooling fan 34) ECU 5) Starter motor 35) Fuses 6) Starter contactor 36) Clutch switch 7) Battery...
  • Page 120 Wire colour coding B Blue W White V Violet Bk Black Y Yellow R Red Lb Light blue Gr Grey G Green Bn Brown O Orange P Pink Notes The electrical system wiring diagram is at the end of this manual.
  • Page 121: Routine Maintenance Record

    Routine maintenance record Name of Mileage Date Ducati Service 1,000 12,000 24,000 36,000 48,000 60,000...
  • Page 122: 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 standards.
  • Page 123: Tampering Warning

    This system prevents the If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have the escape of fuel vapors from the throttle body and fuel tank. vehicle inspected and repaired by your local Ducati dealer. Symptoms: Hard starting or stalling after starting.
  • Page 124: 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 motorcycle On rough roads, exercise caution, slow down, and grip the use and shoud be carefully observed for safe and effective fuel tank with your knees for better stability.
  • Page 125: Protective Apparel

    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...
  • Page 126: Label Location

    Label location (fig. B) only Canada fig. B...
  • Page 127 33 ÷ 35 mm 3 (Only Canada)
  • Page 128: 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 129 Ducati’s recommended time allowance for the warranty or from the Ducati dealer. Ducati shall not be liable for any repair and the geographically appropriate hourly labor rate. other expenses, loss or damage, whether direct, incidental,...
  • Page 130 However, Ducati is not liable for these parts. The is limited to the express emission control systems warranty owner is responsible for the performance of all required terms stated in this warranty.
  • Page 131: 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 132 Bn/W 1 2 3 Bn/G Bk/V Bn/W Bn/W Bk/V Bn/R Bk/Y Bn/R Bk/Y Bk/V HALL HALL Gr/G Gr/B 1 2 3 4 Gr/R A B C IAW 5AM2 33 32 31 27 26 24 23 SUPERBIKE 1198 / 1198 S...
  • Page 133 Ducati Motor Holding spa via Cavalieri Ducati, 3 40132 Bologna, Italia Tel. +39 051 6413111 Fax +39 051 406580
  • Page 134 Ducati Motor Holding spa via Cavalieri Ducati, 3 40132 Bologna, Italia Tel. +39 051 641311 1 Fax +39 051 406580

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