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2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale Maintenance Schedule

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The 2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

This applies to these morbikes:

  • 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale
  • 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale

The Panigale! This was the motorbike that changed everything. The 1198 was already a huge jump over the 1098; and the 1199 then added so much more… more power, more electronics to keep you alive (and going fast), and that name that hasn’t left us until today — the “Panigale”.

If you are brave (and awesome) enough to do your own maintenance on your Ducati superbike, here’s a guide.

The maintenance schedule for the 2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale shares a lot with others in the 1199 range, including the 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale for example.

What you need to service the 2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale

Firstly, if you are doing a service on your 1199 Panigale, then you need a sturdy single-sided swingarm paddock stand. The part number for Ducati’s official stand is 97080111A, and I suggest you get the Ducati one.

Aside from that, you might need some general motorcycle maintenance tools.

Engine oilDucati recommends Shell Advance Ultra 15W-50 motorcycle oil for all its motorcycles, or alternatively “motorcycle engine oil having the same degree SAE 15W-50 and meeting the following specifications JASO: MA2 and API: SM”. You need 3.4L for a complete oil change. It’s hard to find and expensive so people suggest Mobil 1 Synthetic. A lot of Ducati owners use Shell Rotella T4… check out the forums.
Ducati viscosity table
Oil filterGenuine Ducati part is 44440312B the Ducati Panigale motorcycles. I’d suggest removing that and using a K&N KN-159 oil filter which can be changed with a normal wrench.
Brake fluid, Clutch fluidDucati recommends Shell Advance DOT 4, but that’s quite hard to find, so Castrol DOT 4 Synthetic is a good and very high-quality alternative.
CoolantDucati recommends Shell Advance Coolant or a 35-40% mix of Glycoshell, a Nitrite, Amine, and Phosphate-free coolant. But any ethylene glycol-based coolant will do the job.
Timing beltCongratulations, your Ducati Superbike has a timing CHAIN! (Sadly, this was replaced with a belt again in later models…)
Front brake padsOEM part number for the front pads is 61340961A (for one pair). You can also use EBC FA447HH for more bite and less fade as you apply pressure.
Rear brake padsOEM part number for the rear pads is 61340381A. You can also use EBC FA266HH for more bite and less fade as you apply pressure.
Air filterAir filter part number is 42610491A. You can also use K&N part DU-1112.
Spark plugsNGK code MAR9A-J. Note they’re sold individually.
Consumables for Ducati 1199 Panigale

You also may need the following general consumables for servicing the 1199 Panigale.

Chain lubricantmotorcycle maintenance tools - motul chain pasteThe chain needs to be lubricated every 800 km/500 miles (or more, if it gets wet/dirty). Motul chain paste is cheap and well-loved.
Chain cleaner brushmotorcycle maintenance - chain cleanerA chain cleaner brush makes cleaning off grime and then distributing new lubricant much more easy.
Paddock standmotorcycle maintenance tools - paddock standLubricating the chain and changing the oil both become a lot easier once you use an affordable paddock stand.
Cable lubricantmotorcycle maintenance - cable lubricantRemember to lubricate your clutch cable (and brake cables if you have them) with a cable lubricant. Protect All Cable Life is a good general-purpose lubricant.
GreaseGet a good lithium soap based grease for lubricating major components like your side stand, centre stand, and bearings.
General motorcycle consumables — Brake fluid, chain lube, clutch lube, and grease

Regular maintenance for the 2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale

This is maintenance that you can do yourself (though the manual says you need a dealer to do it).

Every 1000 km/600 miles miles OR 6 months (whichever comes earlier, perform the following maintenance:

Check engine oil level
Check brake and clutch fluid level
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication.
If necessary, contact your dealer to adjust
Check brake pads. If necessary, contact your dealer to replace pads

2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale Maintenance Schedule Table

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier.

This maintenance schedule is in the same format as in the manual, though altered to fit this screen.


This scheduled maintenance chart is designed for a road use of the 1199 Panigale. If it is used on the track, even if not during sport competitions, all parts of the bike are more stressed so the routine maintenance operations must be carried out more frequently than indicated.

Please contact a Ducati Dealer or authorised Service Centre where you can receive customised service advice according to the sport use you make of your 1199 Panigale.

The distances and times are mentioned below. Whenever the first of either the time or distance interval is reached, the maintenance is required.

km. x1000112243648Time
mi. x10000.57.51522.530(months)
Read the error memory with DDS 2.0 and check whether any
update is available for control unit software version
Check whether there are technical updates and recall campaigns 12
Change engine oil and filter12
Clean engine oil mesh filter at intake
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Visual check for wear of the chain timing system
Change the spark plug
Clean the air filter
Change the air filter
Check the proper tightening of the clutch cover and clutch
protection cover bolts
Check the proper tightening of the oil sump bolts
Check brake and clutch fluid level 12
Change brake and clutch fluid 24
Check brake pads. Replace if necessary12
Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and brake disc
carrier bolts
Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening12
Check wheel hub bearings
Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft 24
Check the cush drive damper on rear sprocket
Check the proper tightening of secondary drive front and rear
sprocket nuts
Check chain sliders for wear 12
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication12
Check steering bearings and lubricate, if necessary 24
Change the front fork fluid36
Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber seals12
Check the proper tightening of the frame-to-engine fasteners12
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the side stand 12
Visually check the fuel lines12
Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement and
routing of the flexible cables and electric wiring
Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls 12
Change coolant36
Check coolant level12
Check electric fan operation12
Check tyre pressure and wear 12
Check the battery charge level 12
Check idling 12
Check secondary air system operation
Check the operation of all electric safety devices (side stand
sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine kill switch, gear/
neutral sensor)
Check the indicators and lighting12
Reset the Service indication through the DDS 2.012
Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices (ex. ABS
and DTC)
Cleaning the motorcycle12
Fill out Warranty Certificate with service data12

General Information on the 2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale

The 2012 Ducati Panigale rolls on 10-spoke wheels with a 3.5-inch wide front and a 6-inch wide rear, and arrives with Pirelli Diablo Supercrosa SP tires (120/70 ZR17 front, 200/55 ZR17 rear). The 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale, exhaust: 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers with aluminum outer sleeves.

Regarding ergonomics, Ducati says the new “parameters for seat position and handlebar are defined to offer a fatigue-free riding position which ensure a perfect integration between the rider and the bike. Seat-to-handlebar dimension is shorter, 30mm (1.18in), and bar height is higher, 10mm (0.39in), and wider, 32mm (1.26in).”

2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale Owner’s Manual

2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale Owner's Manual Screenshot
2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale Owner's Manual Screenshot
2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale Owner's Manual Screenshot
2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale Owner's Manual Screenshot
2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale Owner's Manual Screenshot

The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual. You can download it below. You can download it from the Ducati website here.

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