The Ducati 899 Panigale maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.
This applies to both the 2014 and the 2015 Ducati 899 Panigale — the motorcycle didn’t change between the two years. From 2016, the 899 was replaced by (or upgraded to) the 959 Panigale.
The Ducati 899 Panigale is one of those extremely well-balanced middleweight sport motorcycles that doesn’t get enough recognition. It comes in one, standard version (no S, nor R). The 898cc Superquadro L-twin makes a healthy 110 kW (148 hp) at a not-too-high 10,750 rpm, and peak torque of 54 Nm (73 ft-lb) of torque at 9,000 rpm.
The maintenance schedule for the 899 Panigale bears some resemblance to other Ducati Superbikes, like the 1199 Panigale. Like the 1199, the 899 Panigale has 15,000 mile (24,000 km) valve service intervals.
One of my favourite things about the 899 Panigale — similar to the 1199 Panigale — is that it was a beautiful period in which Ducati used a timing chain instead of a belt. Wonderful times, since it meant that owners are no longer required to change the belt every now and then! Ducati later reverted to the timing belt for the 1299 Panigale for reasons known only to their engineers (but back to timing chains afterwards).
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What you need to service the Ducati 899 Panigale
Luckily if you’re doing a service on the 899 Panigale you don’t need a single-sided swing-arm paddock stand! They’re a double edged sword. A regular paddock stand will do as part of the general motorcycle maintenance tools that you’ll need (and/or which will make your life easier).
Aside from that, for the 899 Panigale you need the following stuff.
|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 T6… 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 61340121A (for one pair). You can also use EBC FA630HH 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.|
You also may need the following general consumables for servicing the Ducati Panigale.
|Paddock Stand — Makes maintaining your chain or doing other maintenance much easier.|
|Motul chain paste — one of the most highly-regarded chain lubes. Easy to apply, doesn’t fling off. If you need more stuff, get the Motul chain care kit as an affordable package.|
|Always good to have on hand lithium soap-based grease for lubing external pivot points (like the swingarm) and bearings.|
|Use Protect all cable life to lubricate your cables and controls.|
Regular maintenance for the Ducati 899 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 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.|
Ducati 899 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 to fit this screen.
This scheduled maintenance chart is designed for a road use of the 899 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. Contact a Ducati Dealer or authorised Service Centre where you can receive customised service advice according to the sport use you make of your 899 Panigale.
The distances and times are mentioned below. Whenever the first of either the time or distance interval is reached, the maintenance is required.
|[Ducati] Read the error memory with DDS 2.0 and check whether any update is available for control unit software version||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|[Ducati] Check whether there are technical updates and recall campaigns||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change engine oil and filter (Mobil 1 Synthetic + filter part KN-159)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Clean engine oil mesh filter at intake||•||•|
|Check and/or adjust valve clearance||•||•|
|Visual check for wear of the chain timing system (editor’s note: no timing belt!)||•|
|Replace the spark plugs (NGK code MAR9A-J)||•||•|
|Clean the air filter||•||•|
|Change the air filter (K&N part DU-1112)||•||•|
|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 (use Castrol DOT-4)||24|
|Check brake pads. Replace if necessary (2x FA630HH for front, 1x FA266HH for rear)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and brake disc carrier bolts||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|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||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check chain sliders for wear||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the drive chain tension and lubrication||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check steering bearings and lubricate, if necessary||•||•||24|
|Change the front fork fluid||36|
|Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber seals||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|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 routing of the flexible cables and electric wiring||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change the coolant (ethylene glycol-based coolant)||•||36|
|Check the 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|
|[Ducati] Reset the Service indication through the DDS 2.0||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices (ex. ABS and DTC)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Cleaning the motorcycle||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|[Ducati] Fill out Warranty Certificate with service data||•||•||•||•||•||12|
General Information on the Ducati 899 Panigale
The Ducati 899 Panigale was a really special motorcycle that was only produced for a couple of years.
The 899 Panigale replaced the earlier 848 Panigale. It was pretty different. It wasn’ tjust the larger engine (898cc vs the earlier 848cc), but the styling changes were pretty obvious too — re-introducing a double-sided swing-arm for the smaller “middleweight” Ducati superbikes.
Of course, this is no normal middleweight… with 110kW or nearly 150hp on tap and a bike with displacement that’s near the litre-class, it’s a pretty stomping motorcycle.
The Ducati 899 Panigale also has a whole host of ride-by-wire rider aids, like traction control, ride modes, and ABS — but not yet cornering ABS (this would come in later motorcycles only, like the V2). Ducati even says that the engine brake control unit monitors deceleration under heavy braking and administers RbW throttle to maintain optimum grip.
The 899 Panigale was (or is, if you have one now) a very rideable superbike compared to the earlier, more raw 848. Even the later 959 Panigale was more aggressive. Its wet weight is only 425 pounds (less than 200 kg), after all — which on a superbike makes it very easy to ride.
Even though there’s no S or R version of the 899 Panigale, the suspenion is already high-spec. The front suspension is taken care of by 43mm Showa BPF with full adjustability — pre-load, and compression and rebound damping. The rear shock is a Sachs fully adjustable suspension, as well as progressive linkage operation.
Ducati 899 Panigale 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.