The Ducati Diavel 1260 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual, and consulting with the service manual and parts diagrams.
Ducati released the Ducati Diavel 1260 in 2019, taking the new 1262cc 119kW/162hp DVT engine from the XDiavel where it had been making a scene.
The Ducati Diavel 1260 is a considerable upgrade to the 2nd gen Ducati Diavel which had been produced from 2015 to 2018.
The Ducati Diavel 1260 S is a sportier version of the Ducati Diavel 1260, with upgraded suspension, braking, and other components.
Regular maintenance for the Ducati Diavel 1260
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|
|Check brake pads, replace if necessary|
Ducati Diavel 1260 Maintenance Schedule
The following is the maintenance schedule for the Ducati Diavel 1260.
This maintenance schedule is in the same format as in the manual, though altered to fit this screen. It’s a lot like the maintenance schedule for the previous Ducati Diavel with the 30,000 km major service interval gap.
- Items marked [D] are for dealers to do as they require specialist equipment.
- Major service intervals are every 30K km (18K miles), where you have to change the timing belts (if you didn’t change them at the 5 year mark) and adjust the valve clearance
- Follow the earlier of the time-based or distance-based interval
|[D] Reading of the error memory with DDS 2.0 and check of software version update on control units||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|[D] Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change engine oil and filter||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Clean the engine oil mesh filter assembly||•||–|
|Check and/or adjust valve clearance||•||•||–|
|Change timing belts||•||•||60|
|Change water pump belt||•||•||60|
|Change spark plugs||•||•||–|
|Clean plugs with metal mesh filters on heads||•||–|
|Clean air filter||•||•||12|
|Change air filter||•||•||–|
|Check brake and clutch fluid level||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change brake and clutch fluid||36|
|Check brake disk and pad wear. Change if necessary||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and brake disk flange screws||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check frame-to-engine fasteners tightening||•||•||•||•||–|
|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, front and rear sprocket) wear.||•||•||•||•||12|
|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 seals||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the side and central stand (if any)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Visually check the fuel lines||•||•||–|
|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|
|Visually check the coolant level and sealing of the circuit||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check tyre pressure and wear||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the battery charge level||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the operation of all electric safety devices (side stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine kill switch, gear/neutral sensor)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check lighting, turn indicators, horn and controls||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|[D] Reset the Service indication through the DDS 2.0||•||•||•||•||•||–|
|Final test and road test of the motorcycle, testing safety devices (ex. ABS and DTC), Cruise Control device, electric fans and idling||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Softly clean the motorcycle||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|[D] Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation (if you’re an official mechanic)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
General Information on the Ducati Diavel 1260
The Ducati Diavel 1260 is Ducati’s big “bruiser” motorcycle.
While the XDiavel 1260 is decidedly a cruiser, the Diavel is somewhere in between being a standard sport bike and a big cruiser. It’s heavy, but not ungainly. And it’s comfortable, but you’re not going to take a nap on one.
The core of the Diavel 1260 is the same basic engine block as found in the XDiavel. It’s powered by a the 1262cc liquid-cooled 8-valve desmodromic “Testastretta” V-twin that makes 119 kW (162 hp) of peak power at 9500 rpm, with peak torque of 129 Nm (95 ft-lb) at 7500 rpm.
This is a huge amount of both power and torque, and very down low in the rev range compared to Ducati’s high-powered Ducati Streetfighter V4 — to say nothing of the Panigale superbike.
The Ducati Diavel 1260 isn’t anywhere near as heavy as it looks. It weighs 244 kg (538 lb) fully fuelled, and a lot of the weight is down low, which means that it doesn’t even feel heavy at parking lot speeds. Besides, this is barely more than your average “roadster” (these days in the 220-230 kg range), but with a ton more power, size, and comfort.
Another distinguishing factor between the Diavel 1260 and “cruisers” (other than the XDiavel) is that it can lean. There’s good ground clearance on either side and no floorboards or giant pegs to scrape.
Finally, the Diavel 1260 gets the latest in rider aids, including cornering ABS and traction control.
Ducati released a Diavel 1260 S as well, which is similar to the base model Ducati 1260 but has upgraded suspension with fully adjustable Öhlins forks and rear shock, upgraded brakes, and a standard quickshifter. It’s also more expensive!
Ducati Diavel 1260 Owner’s Manual
The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual. You can download it from the Ducati website here.