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2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse Maintenance Schedule

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

Regular maintenance for the 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse

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


Using the motorcycle under extreme conditions, such as very damp and muddy roads or dusty and dry environment, could cause above-average wear of components like the dry system, the brakes or the air filter. If the air filter is dirty, the engine could get damaged. Therefore, this might translate in required service or replacement of the wear parts earlier than specified in the scheduled maintenance chart.

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

2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse 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 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 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. x10000.57.51522.530(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 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 freedom of movement and tightening of the side stand 12
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 the coolant36
Check the 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 lighting, turn indicators, horn and controls12
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 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse

Ducati 959 Panigale Corse is a US-spec version of the Panigale V-twin is an evolution of the 57.2mm-stroke 889 Panigale, with the same 100mm bore but a 60.8mm stroke, identical to that of the 1199/1299, resulting in 955cc . Ducati upgraded the bike to Corse spec with top-quality components from Akrapovic, Brembo, Öhlins, and Pirelli.

Öhlins is used across the board: a NIX30 43mm inverted fork, a TTX36 shock, and an adjustable steering damper. Front brakes are from the standard model, with 320mm Brembo discs and four-piston M4.32 calipers. Akrapovic produces the Ti exhaust, which trims a claimed 5.5 pounds from the overall weight of the bike, and a lithium-ion battery replaces the lead-acid unit. Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires are standard in 120/70-17 front and 180/60-17 rear sizes.

2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse Owner’s Manual

2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse 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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