The Ducati 1299 Panigale maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.
The Ducati 1299 Panigale was an update to the Ducati 1199 Panigale. Like the 1199, the 1299 still has chain driven cams, and a fairly wide service interval between times when you have to check the valves.
The 1299 Panigale has a 1285cc engine that’s tuned for an incredible 153 kW (205 hp). Obviously, you need rider aids to put all that to the ground (well, I do), so the 1299 comes equipped with traction control, cornering ABS, and the new engine brake control (EBC) which optimises vehicle stability under extreme turning conditions.
The 1299 Panigale, released in 2015 and produced through 2017 (after which it was replaced by the Panigale V4), was also released in S and R versions, as well as the stunning Anniversario, pictured above.
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Maintaining the Ducati 1299 Panigale
Firstly, make sure you equip yourself with the right tools.
Whenever maintaining a Ducati with a single-sided swingarm, you need at least
- A motorcycle stand suitable for a single sided swingarm (although I prefer a regular paddock stand with a heavy bar through the middle — it’s more stable)
- A special Ducati eccentric spanner to adjust the chain tension on the “eccentric hub”
Aside from that, you may need general motorcycle maintenance tools, and then the following things to replace.
|Engine oil||Ducati recommends Shell Advance Ultra 15W-50 motorcycle oil for all its motorcycles, or alternatively “motorcycle engine oil having the same degree SAE 15W-50 and meeting the following specifications JASO: MA2 and API: SM”. You need 3.4L for a complete oil change. It’s hard to find and expensive so people suggest Mobil 1 Synthetic. A lot of Ducati owners use Shell Rotella T4… check out the forums.|
|Oil filter||Genuine Ducati part is 44440312B the Ducati Panigale motorcycles. I’d suggest removing that and using a K&N KN-159 oil filter which can be changed with a normal wrench.|
|Brake fluid, Clutch fluid||Ducati recommends Shell Advance DOT 4, but that’s quite hard to find, so Castrol DOT 4 Synthetic is a good and very high-quality alternative.|
|Coolant||Ducati recommends Shell Advance Coolant or a 35-40% mix of Glycoshell, a Nitrite, Amine, and Phosphate-free coolant. But any ethylene glycol-based coolant will do the job.|
|Timing belt||Congratulations, your Ducati Superbike has a timing CHAIN! (Sadly, this was replaced with a belt again in later models…)|
|Front brake pads||OEM part number for the front pads is 61340961A (for one pair). You can also use EBC FA447HH for more bite and less fade as you apply pressure.|
|Rear brake pads||OEM part number for the rear pads is 61340381A. You can also use EBC FA266HH for more bite and less fade as you apply pressure.|
|Air filter||Air filter part number is 42610491A. You can also use K&N part DU-1112.|
|Spark plugs||NGK code MAR9A-J. Note they’re sold individually.|
Regular maintenance for the Ducati 1299 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 chain and sprocket for wear. If necessary, contact your dealer to replace components.|
|Check brake pads. Replace if necessary.|
Ducati 1299 Panigale Maintenance Schedule Table
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 road use of the 1299 Panigale. If you use it on the track, even if not racing, then the whole motorcycle is more stressed, and more regular maintenance might be needed.
The below maintenance table has distances and times. Conduct the service when you get to the earlier of the two.
|Read the error memory with DDS 2.0 and check of Software version update on control units||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change engine oil and filter||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change 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 necessary||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and brake disc flange screws||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check wheel hub bearings||•||•||–|
|Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft||•||•||–|
|Check the cush drive damper on rear sprocket||•||•||–|
|Check the proper tightening of final drive front and rear sprocket nuts||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check final drive chain sliders for wear||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check final drive chain tension and lubrication||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check tightening of water-oil heat exchanger retaining screws||•||•||•||•||•||–|
|Check steering bearings and lubricate, if necessary||•||•||24|
|Change front fork fluid||36|
|Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber seals||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check for proper tightening of the frame-to-engine fasteners and swinging arm||•||•||•||•||–|
|Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the side stand||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Visually check the fuel lines||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check coolant level||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check electric fan operation||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check tyre pressure and wear||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the battery charge level||•||•||•||•||•||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 lighting||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Reset the Service indication through the DDS 2.0||•||•||•||•||•||–|
|Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices (ex. ABS and DTC)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Softly clean the motorcycle||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation (in Service Booklet)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
General Information on the Ducati 1299 PanigaleAnniversario
The 205 hp Ducati Superquadro 1285 cc engine is integrated smoothly into the monocoque frame, providing the perfect platform from which to unleash its incredible 205hp power. The twin-cylinder Superquadro also features Engine Brake Control (EBC), which optimises vehicle stability under extreme turn-in conditions. This ensures the very highest level of riding precision, offering the thrills that only a Ducati Superbike can provide.
The colours of the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario draw their inspiration from those of Ducati race bikes. The white, black and Ducati Red fairing goes perfectly with the gold wheel rims. This celebratory livery expresses all the passion, all the striving for performance that has characterised the company’s 90-year history.
Ducati 1299 Panigale Owner’s Manual
The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual for the 2017 Ducati Panigale. You can download it from the Ducati website here.