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  • Page 1 Owner’s manual...
  • Page 3 Ducati motorcycle. We think you Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. declines any liability will ride your Ducati motorcycle for long journeys as well as whatsoever for any mistakes incurred in drawing up this short daily trips. Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. wishes you manual.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Front brake lever 45 Rear brake pedal 46 Gear change pedal Setting the gear change and rear brake pedals Main components and devices 49 Position on the vehicle Fuel tank plug 50 General 6 Side stand Warranty 6 Steering damper Symbols 6 Front fork adjusters 53...
  • Page 5 Checking and topping up coolant level Technical data 95 Checking brake and clutch fluid level 72 (mm) Overall dimensions Checking brake pads for wear Weights 95 Lubricating joints 75 Engine 97 Adjusting throttle control free play 76 Timing system 97 Charging the battery Performance data 97 Checking drive chain tension...
  • Page 6: General

    Dealer or authorised workshop. The information contained herein will prove useful on your trips - and Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. wishes you smooth, enjoyable riding - and will help you keep the performance of your motorcycle unchanged for a long time.
  • 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 parks or on slip roads to access motorways. Warning Always turn off the engine when refuelling. Read this section before riding your motorcycle.
  • Page 8: Carrying The Maximum Load Allowed

    Carrying the maximum load allowed Arrange your luggage or heavy accessories in the lowest possible position and close to motorcycle centre. Your motorcycle is designed for long-distance riding, carrying Be sure to secure the luggage to the supports provided on the maximum load allowed in full safety.
  • Page 9: Identification Data

    Identification data All Ducati motorcycles have two identification numbers, for frame (fig. 1) and engine (fig. 2). Frame number Engine number Note These numbers identify the motorcycle model and should always be indicated when ordering spare parts. fig. 1 fig. 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. 3) 1) Instrument panel. 2) Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock.
  • Page 11: Instrument Panel

    Instrument panel (fig. 4) 1) LCD, (see page 13) 2) Revolution counter (rpm). Shows the engine rotation speed/minute. 3) Neutral light N (green). Comes on when in neutral position. 4) Fuel warning light (yellow). Comes on when there are about 3 litres of fuel left in the tank.
  • Page 12 11) Button A/B. Button used to display and set instrument panel parameters. It has two positions: A "s" and B "t". 12) High-beam flasher button FLASH (fig. 5) The high-beam flasher button may also be used to control the LAP functions and the instrument panel USB data logger. fig.
  • Page 13: Lcd Unit Functions

    LCD unit functions Warning Stop the motorcycle before using the instrument panel controls. Never operate the instrument panel controls while riding. 1) Speedometer. Gives road speed 2) Odometer. Gives total distance covered. 3) Trip meter. This function indicates the distance covered since the meters (TRIP A and TRIP B) were last reset.
  • Page 14 Scheduled Maintenance interval. The message is displayed for 5 seconds upon Key- On. The system shall be reset by the Ducati Authorised Service Centre that has serviced the vehicle. 13) Data logger (USB) (fig. 6).
  • Page 15: Lcd - Parameter Setting/display

    LCD – Parameter setting/display When the key is turned from OFF to ON, the Dashboard turns on all LCD digits for one second and all warning lights one by one. It then switches to "normal" display mode showing the model indication in place of the road speed readout and the version (EU, UK, USA, CND, FRA, JAP) for 2 seconds.
  • Page 16 Upon Key-On, the Dashboard always displays the following information (and any functions activated previously are deactivated): Odometer Air Temperature Clock Speed Engine coolant temperature Engine rpm With the button (1, fig. 8) set to B “t”, the Odometer readout will cycle through the following functions: TRIP A TRIP B TRIP FUEL (only if active)
  • Page 17 Total distance covered indicator: "Odometer" Upon Key-On, the system automatically enters this function. UK vers. The odometer reading is stored permanently and cannot be reset. EU vers. USA vers. When the reading exceeds 99999 Km (or 99999 mi), "99999" is displayed permanently. fig.
  • Page 18 "TRIP A" meter Holding button (1, fig. 8) pressed in position B “t“ for 3 UK vers. seconds when this function is displayed resets the trip meter. EU vers. USA vers. When the reading exceeds 999.9, distance travelled is reset and the meter automatically starts counting from 0 again.
  • Page 19 Distance travelled on fuel reserve: "TRIP FUEL" When the fuel light comes on, the display automatically UK vers. switches to the TRIP FUEL indicator. Trip fuel reading remains stored even after Key-Off until the vehicle is EU vers. USA vers. refuelled.
  • Page 20 Engine coolant temperature indicator It shows engine coolant temperature: If reading is -40 °C (°F -40) or less, the display shows a string EU vers. - UK vers. USA vers. of flashing dashes ("---") and the Check Engine light (8, fig. 4) comes on;...
  • Page 21 Service warning (SERV) It shows service intervals (service). The display shows message "SERV" at the following intervals: when the odometer reaches 1000 Km; every 12,000 Km. This indication is displayed for 5 seconds upon Key-On. When the message appears, contact an authorised dealer or service centre.
  • Page 22 Battery voltage indicator (BATT) To view this function, access the menu and enter the "BATT" page. The display shows battery voltage indication as follows: if voltage is between 12.1 and 14.9 Volt, the reading is on steady; if voltage is between 10.0 and 12.0 Volt or between 15.0 and 16.0 Volt, the reading will be flashing;...
  • Page 23 Engine idle RPM setting (RPM) To view this function, access the menu and enter the "RPM" page. In addition to the rev counter scale at the top, the display shows engine rpm as a numeric value for improved accuracy when setting idle rpm. fig.
  • Page 24 LAP timer To enable this function, enter the menu and set the "LAP" function to "On" by holding button (1, fig. 8) pressed in position B “t“ for 3 seconds. The lap timer is started and stopped using the high-beam flasher button FLASH (12, fig.
  • Page 25 When the LAP function is set to Off in the menu, the current "lap" is not stored. The LAP function is disabled automatically if the key is turned to Off (Key-Off) while it is active and the current "lap" is not stored even though the lap timer had been active before Key- Off.
  • Page 26 Stored data display (LAP Memory) Displays data stored using the LAP function: lap time, MAX speed and MAX RPM. To view stored lap times, enter the menu and go to page "LAP MEM". In this menu page, press button (1, fig. 8) in position B “t“ press B for 3 seconds to view the "1st lap";...
  • Page 27 USB data logger This function lets you activate the USB data logger (see page 66): the data logger must be connected to vehicle wiring. To enable this function, enter the menu and set "USB" data logger to "On" by holding button (1, fig. 8) pressed in position B “t“...
  • Page 28 Erase USB This function lets you erase the data saved to the USB data logger: the data logger must be connected to vehicle wiring. To erase data, enter the menu page "Erase USB". If button (1, fig. 5) is held depressed in the B “t“ position for 3 seconds while the USB data logger is not acquiring any data, the display shows message "WAIT…"...
  • Page 29 Clock setting function Flashing To set the clock, enter the menu page "TIME Set". Holding button (1, fig. 8) pressed in position B “t“ for 3 Flashing seconds in this menu page gives access to the setup mode. When you access this function, the word "AM" flashes; Flashing pressing button (1, fig.
  • Page 30 Instrument panel diagnostics Warning When an error is displayed, always contact an Important authorised Ducati workshop. The instrument panel runs system diagnostics after 60 seconds from the last Key-Off. Any abnormal vehicle behaviour is displayed. If more errors are present, they are displayed one by one every 3 seconds.
  • Page 31 Warning Error message Error light COIL 11.2 Vertical cylinder coil error 02 INJE 12.1 Horizontal cylinder injector error 01 INJE 12.2 Horizontal cylinder injector error 01 INJE 13.1 Vertical cylinder injector error 02 INJE 13.2 Vertical cylinder injector error 02 INJE 14.1 Horizontal cylinder injector error 03...
  • Page 32 Warning Error message Error light STRT 19.1 Solenoid starter error STRT 19.2 Solenoid starter error STEP. 21.1 Stepper motor error STEP. 21.2 Stepper motor error STEP. 21.3 Stepper motor error LAMB. 22.1 Lambda sensor heater error LAMB. 22.2 Lambda sensor heater error EXVL 23.1 Exhaust butterfly valve motor error...
  • Page 33 Warning Error message Error light Throttle position sensor error Throttle position sensor error PRESS Pressure sensor error PRESS Pressure sensor error T.WAT Engine water temperature sensor error T.WAT Engine water temperature sensor error Air temperature sensor error Air temperature sensor error BATT Battery voltage error BATT...
  • Page 34 Warning Error message Error light Traction control unit error (this error may only occur when the Traction Control Kit available from Ducati Performance is installed) 30.0 Engine Control Unit error PK.UP 34.0 Pick-up sensor error SPEE. 36.0 Speed sensor error IMMO 37.0...
  • Page 35 Backlighting function Headlight “Smart” SWITCH-ON Instrument panel backlighting is active only if the parking This function lets you set the headlight to switch on for a light or the low/high beam is on. predetermined period of time after Key-Off. In this case the instrument panel automatically turns on or off The instrument panel stays active for 60 seconds soon after the backlighting, thanks to some sensors measuring light Key-Off, and the headlight can be switched on by pressing...
  • Page 36: The Immobilizer System

    - 2 (BLACK) keys B These keys contain the "immobilizer system code". Note Your Ducati dealer might ask you to submit the Code Card for some service operations. The black keys (B) are regular ignition keys and are used to:...
  • Page 37: Code Card

    Warning Keep the keys in different places. Store the plate (1) in a safe place. It is advisable to always use the same black key to start the engine. Code Card The CODE CARD (fig. 25) supplied with the keys reports an electronic code (A, fig.
  • Page 38: Immobilizer Override Procedure

    Immobilizer override procedure In the event of an "Immobilizer BLOCK", you will have to perform the "Immobilizer override procedure" from the instrument panel; enter the corresponding function as described below: Enter the menu and go to page "CODE". Note B= ON 3 sec. This menu should only be active when at least one Flashing Immobilizer error is present.
  • Page 39 Entering the code: If the code has been entered correctly, the word “CODE” when you access this function, the first digit on the left will and the code you just entered will flash for 4 seconds; the flash. Check Vehicle light (9, fig. 4) goes out; the instrument panel Button (1, fig.
  • Page 40: Duplicate Keys

    Duplicate keys When the ignition key is turned to OFF, the immobilizer If you need any duplicate keys, contact the Ducati Service inhibits engine operation. When the ignition key is turned network with all the keys you have left and your CODE back to ON to start the engine, the following happens: CARD.
  • Page 41: Key-operated Ignition Switch And Steering Lock

    Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock (fig. 28) 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 locked; D) P: parking light on, steering locked. Note To move the key to the last two positions, press it down before turning it.
  • Page 42: Lh Switch

    LH switch (fig. 29) 1) Dip switch, light dip switch, two positions: position = low beam on; position = high beam on. 2) Switch = 3-position turn indicator: centre position = OFF; position = left turn; position = right turn. To cancel turn indicators, push in once switch returns to central position.
  • Page 43: Clutch Lever

    Clutch lever Lever (1) disengages the clutch. It features a dial adjuster (2) for lever distance from the twistgrip on handlebar. The dial adjuster (2) to adjust lever distance has 10 positions. Turn clockwise to increase lever distance. Turn the adjuster counter clockwise to decrease lever distance.
  • Page 44: Rh Switch

    RH switch (fig. 31) 1) ENGINE STOP switch, two positions: position (RUN) = run. position (OFF) = stop. Warning This switch is mainly intended for use in emergency cases when you need to stop the engine quickly. After stopping the engine, return the switch to the position to enable starting.
  • Page 45: Front Brake Lever

    Front brake lever (fig. 32 - fig. 33) Pull in the lever (1) towards the twistgrip to operate the front brake. The system is hydraulically operated and you just need to pull the lever gently. The control lever features a dial adjuster (2) on the left switch to adjust lever distance from the twistgrip on handlebar.
  • Page 46: Rear Brake Pedal

    Rear brake pedal (fig. 34) Push down on the pedal (1) to apply the rear brake. The system is hydraulically operated. fig. 34 Gear change pedal (fig. 35) When released, the gear change pedal automatically returns to rest position N in the centre; this is indicated by the instrument panel light N (3, fig.
  • Page 47: Setting The Gear Change And Rear Brake Pedals

    Setting the gear change and rear brake pedals (fig. 36 and fig. 37) 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, hold the rod (1) and loosen lock nuts (2) and (3). Note Nut (2) has a left-hand thread.
  • Page 48 To set the rear brake pedal, loosen check nut (4). Turn pedal travel adjusting screw (5) until pedal is in the desired position. Tighten the check nut (4) to 2.3 Nm. Work pedal by hand to make sure it has 1.5 - 2 mm free play before brake begins to bite.
  • Page 49: Main Components And Devices

    Main components and devices Position on the vehicle (fig. 38) 1) Tank filler plug 2) Seat. 3) Side stand. 4) Steering damper. 5) Rear-view mirrors. 6) Front fork adjusters. 7) Rear shock absorber adjusters. 8) Track alignment linkage. 9) Exhaust silencer (see “Warning” on page 63). 10) Catalytic converter.
  • Page 50: Fuel Tank Plug

    Fuel tank plug (fig. 39) 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. Turn the key anticlockwise to its initial position and take it out.
  • Page 51: Side Stand

    Side stand Note (fig. 40) Check for proper operation of the stand mechanism (two springs, one into the other) and the safety sensor (2) at Important regular intervals. Before lowering the side stand, make sure that the bearing surface is hard and flat. Note Do not park on soft or pebbled ground or on asphalt melt by It is possible to start the engine with side stand down...
  • Page 52: Steering Damper

    Steering damper (fig. 41) It is located on the left leg of the front fork and is secured to the frame and the fork. It provides stable and accurate steering, improving the motorcycle's handling response under any conditions. Turn the knob (1) clockwise to obtain harder steering, or counter clockwise to make it softer.
  • Page 53: Front Fork Adjusters

    Front fork adjusters The front fork used on this motorcycle has rebound, compression and spring preload adjustment. This adjustment is done using the outer adjusters: 1) to adjust rebound damping (fig. 42); 2) to adjust spring preload (fig. 42); 3) to adjust high-speed (fig. 42) and low-speed (fig. 43) compression damping.
  • Page 54 STANDARD factory setting is as follows: Compression: top adjuster (left fork leg) 10 clicks; bottom adjuster (fork bottom) 10 clicks. Rebound: 12 clicks. Spring preload (fig. 42): 3 mm (1 turn = 1 mm). Spring stiffness: 10.5 N/mm. Range of adjustment: High/low-speed compression damping: 20 clicks.
  • Page 55: Rear Shock Absorber Adjusters

    Rear shock absorber adjusters (fig. 44 and fig. 45) The rear shock absorber has outer adjusters that enable you to adjust your motorcycle to the load. The adjuster (1) on the left side controls high-speed compression damping. The adjuster (2) on the left side controls low-speed compression damping.
  • Page 56: Changing Motorcycle Track Alignment

    Changing motorcycle track alignment (fig. 46 and fig. 47) 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 57: Directions For Use

    Directions for use For the first 100 km, use the brakes gently. Do not brake violently or keep brake applied for too long. This will enable a correct break-in of friction material on brake pads against brake discs. For all mechanical moving parts to adapt to one another and above all not to adversely affect the life of basic engine parts, it is advisable to avoid harsh accelerations and not to run the engine at high rpm for too long, especially uphill.
  • Page 58 During the whole running-in period, the maintenance and service rules recommended in the Warranty Card should be observed carefully. Failure to comply with these rules will release Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for resulting engine damage or shorter engine life.
  • Page 59: Pre-ride Checks

    Warning lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider. In case of malfunction, do not ride the motorcycle and contact a Ducati Dealer or Authorised Workshop. Before riding, perform a thorough check-up on your bike as follows: Fuel level in the tank Check fuel level in the tank.
  • Page 60: Starting The Engine

    Starting the engine Note Follow the "High ambient temperature" procedure 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 (see page 10). Regular ambient temperature (10 °C/50 °F to 35 °C/ 95 °F): 1) Move the ignition key to ON (fig.
  • Page 61 Pressing the button (3) operates automatic engine cranking for a maximum period of time that varies depending on engine temperature. When the engine has started, the system prevents the starter motor from turning over. If the engine fails to start, allow at least 2 seconds before pressing the starter button (3) again.
  • Page 62: Moving Off

    Moving off Braking 1) Disengage the clutch squeezing the control lever. Slow down in time, shift down to engine-brake first and then 2) Push down on gear change lever sharply with the tip of brake applying both brakes. Pull the clutch lever before your foot to engage the first gear.
  • Page 63: Stopping The Motorcycle

    Stopping the motorcycle Warning If you let go of the throttle twistgrip, the motorcycle will slow Using padlocks or other locks designed to prevent down gradually and smoothly. Then, shift down releasing the motorcycle motion, such as brake disc locks, rear sprocket clutch, and finally change from first to neutral.
  • Page 64: Refuelling

    Refuelling (fig. 51) Max level Never overfill the tank when refuelling. Fuel should never be touching the rim of filler recess. Warning Use low-lead fuel with 95 octane rating at origin minimum (see “Top-ups” table, page 96). Be sure there is no fuel trapped in the filler recess. fig.
  • Page 65: Tool Kit And Accessories

    Tool kit and accessories (fig. 52) The tool bag is located on the inside of the left fairing and contains: an Owner’s manual, the tool kit, which includes: - Box wrench (Ø14 mm, 145 mm long); - Tommy bar for box wrench; - Double-ended screwdriver;...
  • Page 66: Usb Data Logger

    USB data logger A USB data logger (1) is supplied as a kit. To use the data logger, place it under the seat with the plug (2) installed and the main wiring harness connector (3) connected. Please refer to the "USB data logger" procedure outlined in paragraph "LCD - Parameter setting/display".
  • Page 67: Main Maintenance Operations

    Main maintenance operations Fairings To remove the fairings, use the Allen wrench accommodated under the seat to loosen the following screws by ¼ of a turn: the four screws (1) that retain the fairings to the frame; the four screws (2) that retain the fairings to the headlight fairing;...
  • Page 68 Rear-view mirrors Unscrew the fastening screws (1) of the rear-view mirror. Disengage the retaining pins (2) from the clips (3) secured to the headlight fairing support (4). Remove the protective rubbers (5) and disconnect the turn indicator connectors (6). Repeat the process to remove the other rear-view mirror. Important On refitting, apply medium-strength threadlocker to the screw threads (1).
  • Page 69 Headlight fairing Note Before you can remove the headlight fairing, you will need to remove the rear-view mirrors and the side fairings as outlined above. Unscrew the screw (1) that holds the headlight fairing to the headlight support. Note After refitting the headlight fairing, refit the side fairings and the rear-view mirrors.
  • Page 70: Checking And Topping Up Coolant Level

    Checking and topping up coolant level (fig. 59) Check coolant level in the expansion tank on the right side of the motorcycle; it should be between the MIN (1) and MAX (2) level marks. Top up if the level is below the MIN mark. Note Coolant level is better visible when looking up at the tank from the lower left side through the gap between front...
  • Page 71 Remove the right fairing (see page 67). Unscrew the filler plug (3, fig. 60) and add a mixture consisting of water and antifreeze SHELL Advance Coolant or Glycoshell (35÷40% of the volume) up to MAX mark. Refit the filler plug (3) and reassemble all removed parts. This mixture improves operating conditions (coolant will start freezing at –20 °C/- 4 °F).
  • Page 72: Checking Brake And Clutch Fluid Level

    Checking brake and clutch fluid level Level should never drop below the MIN marks on the tanks (fig. 61) (shown in the figure are the front and rear brake fluid tanks). If level drops below the limit, air might get into the circuit and affect the operation of the system involved.
  • Page 73 Clutch system If the control lever has exceeding play and the transmission snatches or jams as you try to engage a gear, it means that there might be air in the circuit. Contact your Dealer or an Authorised Workshop to have the system inspected and air drained out.
  • Page 74: Checking Brake Pads For Wear

    Checking brake pads for wear (fig. 63) To facilitate inspection without removing the pads from the callipers, brake pads have a wear mark. If the grooves in the 1 mm friction material are still visible, the pad is still in good condition.
  • Page 75: Lubricating Joints

    Lubricating joints Check the outer sheath of the throttle control and cold start lever cables for damage at regular intervals. The outer plastic cover should not be flattened or cracked. Work the controls to make sure the cables slide smoothly inside the sheaths: if you feel any friction or jamming, have the cable replaced by a Dealer or Authorised Workshop.
  • Page 76: Adjusting Throttle Control Free Play

    Adjusting throttle control free play The throttle twistgrip must have a free play of 1.5÷2.0 mm measured at the edge of the twistgrip, at all positions of the handlebars. If it needs adjusting, use the suitable adjusters (1 1,5÷2 mm and 2, fig.
  • Page 77: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery (fig. 67 and fig. 68) Recharge the battery using the battery charger supplied with the vehicle. Remove the rider seat, connect the battery connection adapter (1) to the battery charger first and then to the self- diagnosis power supply cable (2) of the vehicle. Warning Batteries develop explosive gases: keep it away from heat sources.
  • Page 78: Checking Drive Chain Tension

    Checking drive chain tension Important Have chain tension adjusted by a Dealer or Authorised Workshop. With the motorcycle on the side stand, push down on the lower stretch of chain with one finger, release the chain and measure the distance between the aluminium section of the swinging arm and chain pin centres.
  • Page 79: Chain Lubrication

    Chain lubrication The chain fitted on your motorcycle has O-rings 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 O-ring chains or washed using steam or water cleaners.
  • Page 80: Replacing The High And Low Beam Bulbs

    Replacing the high and low beam bulbs Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, make sure that the new one complies with voltage and wattage as specified in the section covering the Electric System for that lighting device (page 102). Always test the new lamp before refitting the parts you have removed.
  • Page 81: Replacing The Parking Light Bulb

    Note To replace the headlight bulbs, there is no need to disconnect the main wiring harness from the headlight bulb holder. Note 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 82: Rear Turn Indicators

    Rear turn indicators (fig. 73) To change the rear turn indicator bulbs, rotate the indicator body (1) through one quarter of a turn so that the lens is up and extract indicator body from the indicator light unit. The bulb is of the banjo-type: press and rotate anticlockwise to remove.
  • Page 83: Beam Setting

    Beam setting (fig. 75) 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 apart from it, then draw a horizontal line dictated by headlamp centre and a vertical one in line with the longitudinal axis of motorcycle.
  • Page 84: Rear-view Mirror Adjustment

    The side position of the left beam can be corrected using the screw (1, fig. 76) on the rear side of the headlamp. Turn the screw clockwise to move the beam to the right, counter clockwise to move it to the left. The height of the left beam can be corrected using the screw (2, fig.
  • Page 85: Tubeless Tyres

    Tubeless tyres Tyre repair or change (Tubeless tyres) In the event of a tiny puncture, tubeless tyres will take a long Front tyre pressure: time to deflate, as they tend to keep air inside. If you find low 2.2 bar - 2.3 Kg/sq. cm pressure on one tyre, check the tyre for punctures.
  • Page 86 Minimum tread depth Measure tread depth (S, fig. 78) at the point where tread is most worn down. It should not be less than 2 mm and anyway not below the legal limit. Important Visually inspect the tyres at regular intervals for cracks and cuts, especially on the side walls, bulges or large spots that are indicative of internal damage.
  • Page 87: Checking Engine Oil Level

    Checking engine oil level (fig. 79) Engine oil level can be checked through the sight glass (1) provided on the clutch cover. Oil level must be checked with the motorcycle perfectly upright and the engine cold. Oil level should be between the marks on the sight glass.
  • Page 88: Cleaning And Replacing The Spark Plugs

    Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs (fig. 80) Spark plugs are essential to smooth engine running and should be checked at regular intervals. This operation provides an indication of engine condition. Have the spark plugs checked and replaced (as required) by a Dealer or Authorised Workshop, who will check the colour of the ceramic insulator of the centre electrode;...
  • Page 89: Cleaning The Motorcycle

    Cleaning the motorcycle Warning To preserve the finish of metal parts and paintwork, wash Braking performance may be impaired immediately and clean your motorcycle at regular intervals, anyway after washing the motorcycle. Never grease or lubricate the according to the road conditions you ride in. Use specific brake discs.
  • Page 90: Storing The Bike Away

    Ducati spare parts and parts so a protective film of oil will spread on cylinder inner walls;...
  • Page 91: Maintenance

    Maintenance Scheduled maintenance chart: operations to be performed by the dealer Km. x1000 List of operations and type of intervention mi. x1000 22.5 37.5 [set mileage (km/mi) or time interval *] Months • • • • • • Change engine oil •...
  • Page 92 Km. x1000 List of operations and type of intervention mi. x1000 22.5 37.5 [set mileage (km/mi) or time interval *] Months • • Changing air filter • • • • • Check throttle body synchronisation and idling (1) • • •...
  • Page 93 Km. x1000 List of operations and type of intervention mi. x1000 22.5 37.5 [set mileage (km/mi) or time interval *] Months • • • • • Check front wheel nut tightening • • • • • Check rear wheel nut tightening •...
  • Page 94: Scheduled Maintenance Chart: Operations To Be Performed By The Customer

    Scheduled maintenance chart: operations to be performed by the customer Km. x1000 List of operations and type of intervention [set mileage (km/mi) or time interval *] mi. x1000 Months • Check engine oil level • Check brake and clutch fluid level •...
  • Page 95: Technical Data

    Technical data Carrying full load: 320 Kg. Warning Overall dimensions (mm) (fig. 81) Failure to observe weight limits could result in poor handling and impair the performance of your motorcycle, and Weights you may lose control of the motorcycle. Weight in running order without fluids and battery 171 Kg.
  • Page 96 Top-ups Type of fluid Fuel tank, including a reserve of 4 cu dm (litres) Unleaded fuel with 95 fuel octane rating (at least) 15 cu dm (liters). Lubrication circuit SHELL - Advance Ultra 4 3.7 cu dm (liters). Clutch and front/rear brake systems Special fluid for hydraulic systems SHELL - Advance —...
  • Page 97: Engine

    (fig. 82) Engine Desmodromic timing system Desmodromic system with 4 valves per cylinder, two 1) Opening (or upper) rocker. overhead camshafts. Driven by the crankshaft through gears. 2) Opening rocker shim. Bore, mm: 86 3) Closing (or lower) rocker shim. Stroke, mm: 42.56 4) Closing (or lower) rocker.
  • Page 98: Spark Plugs

    Spark plugs Disc diameter: 330 mm. Make: Hydraulically operated by a control lever on right handlebar. Brake caliper make: Type: BREMBO. MAR10A-J Type: 34-4 pistons Fuel system M4-34a. Friction material: MARELLI indirect electronic injection type a/n - a/n. TT 2910 HH 4 throttle bodies.
  • Page 99: Transmission

    Gearbox output sprocket/rear chain sprocket ratio: 16/44 If you wish to tune up your motorcycle for competitive trials, Total gear ratios: you may refer to Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. who will be gear 14/40 glad to provide information about the special ratios available. gear 17/35...
  • Page 100: Frame

    Frame Tyres Hybrid tubular trellis frame with ALS 450 steel tubing and forged steel plates. Front Steering angle (on each side): Tubeless, radial tyre. 25° Size: 120/70-ZR17 Wheels Rear Seven-spoke, magnesium-alloy rims. Tubeless, radial tyre. Size: Front 200/55-ZR16 Dimensions: MT 3.50x17" . Rear Dimensions: MT 6.25x16"...
  • Page 101: Suspensions

    Suspensions Exhaust system Equipped with catalytic converter in compliance with EURO Front 3 emission regulations. Pressurised upside-down fork provided with outer adjusters U.S.A. version: not catalysed. for rebound, compression, and preload (for inner springs of fork legs). Available colours Stanchion diameter: 43 mm, TIN-coated.
  • Page 102: Electric System

    Electric system Fuses The main fuse box (1, fig. 83) is located on the left side of the Basic electric items are: frame. To expose the fuses, take off the box protective Headlight: cover. Mounting position and ampere capacity are marked on bulb type: 2 x H11 (12V-55W).
  • Page 103 fig. 83 IN GOOD CONDITION BLOWN QUEMADO fig. 84...
  • Page 104 Injection /electric system diagram key 31) Injector V3 vertical left 32) Injector V4 vertical right 1) Right switch 33) Throttle position sensor 2) Immobilizer antenna 34) Timing/rpm sensor 3) Ignition switch 35) Water temperature sensor 4) Fuse box 36) ECU 5) Fan relay 37) Oil pressure switch 6) Left fan...
  • Page 105 Wire colour coding (fig. 83) Legend to fuse box B Blue W White Pos. El. item Rat. V Violet Bk Black Key on, solenoid starter, 10 A Y Yellow lambda sensor and stop R Red Lb Light blue Lights 15 A Gr Grey El.
  • Page 106: 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 107: Tampering Warning

    Problems that may affect motorcycle emissions escape of fuel vapors from the throttle body and fuel tank. If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have the vehicle inspected and repaired by your local Ducati dealer. Symptoms: Tampering warning Hard starting or stalling after starting.
  • Page 108: Riding Safety

    Riding safety When the roadway is wet, rely more on the throttle to control vehicle speed and less on the front and rear brakes. The points given below are applicable for every day The throttle should also be used judiciously to avoid skidding motorcycle use and shoud be carefully observed for safe and the rear wheel from too rapid acceleration or deceleration.
  • Page 109: Protective Apparel

    Ducati does not manufacture sidecars or trailers and cannot predict the effects of such accessories on handling or stability, but can only warn that the effects will be adverse...
  • Page 110 Label location (fig. B) only Canada fig. B...
  • Page 111 52÷54 3 (Only Canada)
  • Page 112: 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 113 Ducati motorcycle for any compensation. purpose. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of any incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
  • Page 114 The warranty period begins on the date the motorcycle is an implied warranty lasts so the above limitation may not delivered to an ultimate purchaser. apply to you. C. No dealer is authorized to modify this Ducati Limited Ducati North America, Inc.. Emission Control Systems Warranty. 10443 Bandley Drive Cupertino, California, 95014 IV.
  • Page 115: 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 117 Ducati Motor Holding spa via Cavalieri Ducati, 3 40132 Bologna, Italia Tel. +39 051 6413111 Fax +39 051 406580

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