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Riding The Motorcycle; Running-in Recommendations - DUCATI SUPERBIKE 1198 Owner's Manual

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Riding the motorcycle

Running-in recommendations

(fig. 59)
Max. rpm
Rpm limits to be observed during the running-in period and in
normal use:
1) up to 1000 km;
2) from 1000 to 2500 km
Up to 1000 km
During the first 1000 km, keep an eye on the tachometer.
The revs should never exceed:
5.500÷6000 rpm.
During the first hours of riding, it is advisable to continuously
vary the load on the engine and the rpm, though still keeping
within the above limits.
For this reason, roads with numerous bends and hilly areas
are ideal for running in the engine, brakes and suspension.
For the first 100 km use the brakes gently. Avoid sudden or
prolonged braking. This will allow the friction material on
the brake pads to bed in against the brake discs.
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.
It is also advisable to check the drive chain frequently and
ensure that it is lubricated as required.


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