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2016-2018 Ducati Monster 1200 R Maintenance Schedule

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The 2016-2018 Ducati Monster 1200 R maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

This applies to these models:

  • 2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R
  • 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 R
  • 2018 Ducati Monster 1200 R

Regular maintenance for the 2016-2018 Ducati Monster 1200 R

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
Check brake pads. If necessary, contact your dealer to replace pads

2016-2018 Ducati Monster 1200 R 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.

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

km x1000 115304560Time
miles x1000 0.69182736Months
Reading of the error memory with DDS and check of
Software version update on control units.
Check the presence of any technical updates and recall
Change engine oil and filter 12
Clean the engine oil mesh filter assembly
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Change timing belts 60
Change spark plugs
Clean the air filter
Change air filter
Check brake and clutch fluid level 12
Change brake and clutch fluid 36
Check brake disc and pad wear. 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 tightening of frame to engine fasteners
Check wheel hub bearings
Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft
Check the cush drive damper on rear sprocket
Check the proper tightening of secondary drive front and
rear sprocket nuts
Check final drive (chain, front and rear sprocket) and sliding
shoes wear
Check final drive chain tension and lubrication 12
Check steering bearings and lubricate, if necessary
Change front fork fluid
Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the
side and central stand (if any)
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 controls 12
Change coolant 48
Check the coolant level and check circuit for damage 12
Check tyre pressure and wear 12
Check the battery charge level12
Check the operation of the safety electrical devices (side
stand switch, front and rear brake switches, engine stop
switch, gear/neutral sensor)
Check lighting, turn indicators, horn and controls 12
Reset the Service indication through the DDS
Road test of the motorcycle, testing safety devices (ex.
ABS and DTC), electric fans and idling
Softly clean the motorcycle12
Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation
(Service Booklet)

General Information on the 2016-2018 Ducati Monster 1200 R

In typical naked fashion, the “R” leaves very little to the imagination with a dearth of body panels, and the tubular-steel Trellis frame itself becomes part of the overall aesthetic. The upper frame section bolts to the engine which then becomes a stressed component and allows a significant chunk of frame to be removed, adding to the overall weight reduction.

A 24.3-degree rake angle and 59.4-inch wheelbase gives the Monster its eager nature in the corners with 17-inch, forged-alloy wheels and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP hoops to round out the rolling chassis. Ground clearance is increased by 15 mm front and rear to ensure enough space to facilitate the deepest of lean angles if you have the nerve for it.

2016-2018 Ducati Monster 1200 R Owner’s Manual

2016-2018 Ducati Monster 1200 R 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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