The 2018 Ducati Monster 1200 S maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.
The service intervals are very similar to those of the 2018-2019 Ducati Monster 1200
Regular maintenance for the 2018 Ducati Monster 1200 S
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 drive 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 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|
2018 Ducati Monster 1200 S Maintenance Schedule Table
This scheduled maintenance chart is designed for a road use. 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
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.
|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 necessary||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|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
|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 lines||•||•||•||•||12|
|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|
|Check the coolant level and check circuit for damage||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check tyre pressure and wear||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the battery charge level||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|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 motorcycle||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation
General Information on the 2018 Ducati Monster 1200 S
The exclusive S version further accentuates the sporting spirit of the Monster, thanks to the fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, racing braking system, 3-spoke Y rims with exclusive “S” graphics and carbon front mudguard. The front headlight with DRL (Daytime Running Light) ensures the Monster 1200 S is always visible. Available in brand new Liquid Concrete Grey, a polished pastel grey with black frame and rims, sporty and elegant, as well as in classic Ducati Red with black rims.
2018 Ducati Monster 1200 S Owner’s Manual
The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual. You can download it below. You can download it from the Ducati website here.