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Ducati 1199 Panigale (2012-2014, including 1199S, 1199R, Corse) Maintenance Schedule

2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale S ABS-Stock Image

The Ducati 1199 Panigale maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual, and also consulting parts diagrams.

This maintenance schedule applies to the Ducati 1199 Panigale, 1199 Panigale S (with the Öhlins suspension and the lighter Marchesini rims), and yes, even the 1199 Panigale R, despite the modified engine internals for more power — the maintenance is the same (assuming you ride it on streets).

The Ducati 1199 Panigale was an important update to the 1198. It’s powered by an 1198cc L-twin “Superquadro” engine that makes 145 kW (195 hp) and 133 Nm of torque (98 lb-ft).

At the time, the Ducati 1199 had the highest power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycles — it weighs an insanely light 188kg wet. That’s lighter than most 600cc bikes.

Most interestingly from a maintenance perspective, the Ducati 1199 Panigale uses gears and a chain to drive the cams, rather than belts like almost every other Ducati. The 899 Panigale shares this, too.

Chain driven cams in the Ducati Superquadro engine
Chain driven cams in the Ducati 1199 Panigale Superquadro engine
2012-2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore-Stock Image
Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore

Regular maintenance for the 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 (Shell Advance Ultra)
Check brake and clutch fluid level (Castrol DOT 4)
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication. (Motul chain paste)
Check brake pads. Replace if necessary. (Front: 61340961A, Rear: 61340381A)
Regular maintenance for the Ducati 1199 Panigale

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 for legibility.


  • This scheduled maintenance chart is designed for 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.
  • The distances and times are mentioned below. Whenever the first of either the time or distance interval is reached, the maintenance is required.
  • Some items are for Ducati techs to do (they need special equipment)
  • The break-in service interval is omitted.
km. x100012243648Time
mi. x10007.51522.530(months)
(Ducati techs) Read the error memory with DDS 2.0 and check whether any update is available for control unit software version12
(Ducati techs) Check whether there are technical updates and recall campaigns 12
Change engine oil and filter (Shell Advance Ultra)12
Clean engine oil mesh filter at intake
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Visual check for wear of the chain timing system
Replace the spark plugs (NGK MAR9A-J)
Clean the air filter
Change the air filter (part # 42610341B)
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 level12
Change brake and clutch fluid (Castrol DOT 4)24
Check brake pads. Replace if necessary (Front: 61340961A, Rear: 61340381A)12
Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and brake disc carrier bolts12
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 nuts12
Check chain sliders for wear 12
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (Use a Motul chain care kit)12
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 routing of the flexible cables and electric wiring12
Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls 12
Change the coolant (ethylene glycol pre-mix)36
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)12
Check the indicators and lighting12
(Ducati techs) Reset the Service indication through the DDS 2.012
Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices (ex. ABS and DTC)12
Clean the motorcycle12
(Ducati techs) Fill out Warranty Certificate with service data12
Full maintenance schedule and service intervals for Ducati 1199 Panigale

General Information on the Ducati 1199 Panigale

The Ducati 1199 Panigale was the most recent in Ducati’s superbike series that started way back with the Ducati 916.

The 1199 has a lot in common with the original 916 superbike. They’re both V-twin powered sportbikes with liquid-cooled 4-valve-per-cylinder engines.

But a lot of advances in tech from the 916 days mean that the 1199 is both more powerful AND more reliable, needing fewer services — valve services on the Ducati 1199 Panigale are every 15000 miles (24000 km), a huge jump from the early days of 6000-7500 mile service intervals.

The Ducati 1199 Panigale was an update to the Ducati 1198 superbike. The 1199 was also the first motorcycle to receive the “Panigale” name for its superbikes, something which Ducati has retained until today.

The 1199 Panigale has the same size engine as the 1198, but with a different layout (if the chain-driven cams didn’t give it away), though it makes roughly the same amount of power. But the 1199 Panigale has an all-new electronics package that gives it cornering ABS and traction control as standard, as well as being one of the first production motorcycles with electronically adjustable suspension.

The 1198 has a mass of torque in the bottom, that 1199 riders either adore, or don’t like as having been “uncontrollable”.

On top of that, the much reduced weight and the chassis redesign gives the 1199 stability one reviewer called “Fireblade-like”, incredibly — a compliment to both the Panigale and Fireblades!

Ducati 1199 Panigale Owner’s Manual

2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale S ABS Owner's Manual Screenshot

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

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