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2016-2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Maintenance Schedule

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The 2016-2018 Ducati 959 Panigale maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

This applies to these models:

  • 2016 Ducati 959 Panigale
  • 2017 Ducati 959 Panigale
  • 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale

Regular maintenance for the 2016-2018 Ducati 959 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 fluid level
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication. If necessary, contact your dealer
to adjust components.
Check brake pads. If necessary, contact your dealer to replace components.

2016-2018 Ducati 959 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 959 Panigale. If it is used on the track, even if not during sport competitions, all parts of the motorcycle 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 959 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. x1,0000.67.51522.530(months)
Read the error memory with DDS 2.0 and check of Software
version update on control units
Check the presence of any technical updates and recall
Change engine oil and filter12
Clean the engine oil mesh filter assembly
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Visual check for wear of the chain timing system
Change spark plugs
Clean air filter
Change 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. Change, if necessary12
Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and
brake disc flange screws
Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening 12
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 final drive front and rear
sprocket nuts
Check final drive chain sliders for wear 12
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication 12
Check steering bearings and lubricate, if necessary24
Change front fork fluid36
Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the
side stand
Visually check the fuel lines12
Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement
and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view
Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls12
Change coolant 36
Check coolant level 12
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 lighting, turn indicators, horn and controls 12
Reset the Service indication through the DDS 2.012
Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices
(ex. ABS and DTC)
Cleaning the motorcycle 12
Fill out Warranty Certificate with service data12

General Information on the 2016-2018 Ducati 959 Panigale

Ducati’s “Superquadro,” so named for its four-valve heads, churns out a total of 150 horsepower at 10,500 rpm with 75 pound-feet that top out at 9 grand even, and believe you me, that is plenty of power for this lightweight ride. A desmodromic valvetrain actuates the poppets with a pull-closed cam lobe that delivers positive closure of the valves sans springs and prevents the dreaded high-rpm valve float.

Power flows to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission that benefits from the Ducati Quick Shift feature. The DQS provides clutchless, push-button shifts up the range with a slipper clutch that prevents loss of traction at the rear wheel by limiting backtorque in the drivetrain.

2016-2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Owner’s Manual

2016-2018 Ducati 959 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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