The 2019-2020 Ducati Diavel 1260 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.
Ducati released the Diavel 1260 in 2019, taking the new 1262cc 119kW/162hp DVT engine from the XDiavel where it had been making a scene. It’s a considerable upgrade to the 2nd gen Ducati Diavel which had been produced from 2015 to 2018.
The standard Ducati Diavel 1260 was released in “Dark Stealth” colour scheme, and an upgraded 1260 S version was released in red with white graphics, alternating with red parts.
The Diavel 1260 and 1260S are identical internally, but have some different exterior parts like front and rear Ohlins suspension (and different colours).
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 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. It’s a lot like the maintenance schedule for the previous Ducati Diavel with the 30,000 km major service interval gap.
|Reading of the error memory with DDS 2.0 and check of software version update on control units (if you have the equipment)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns (Googling?)||•||•||•||•||•||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|
|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|
|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 2019-2020 Ducati Diavel 1260 combines the performance of a maxi-naked with the ergonomics of a muscle cruiser. It wins accolades as a cruiser, but it’s not really a cruiser… nothing like the competition. It’s not a straight out muscle bike like the VMAX, because it can handle.
It’s more upright than the XDiavel, but still considered a cruiser… although it can rev, and it can lean.
Basically, the Ducati Diavel 1260 is as genre-bending as its predecessor, and as its stablemate the XDiavel.
The Diavel 1260 takes the XDiavel’s 1,262 cc DVT engine and puts it in the Diavel’s slightly more upright chassis. The result is a motor that’s on the one hand easy to ride at slow speeds, and also that is champing at the bit to go faster at any moment. The Ducati Diavel 1260 always has enough torque on tap to roar into life at any moment. It’s something Ducati does well on its higher-end motorcycles.
Ducati Diavel 1260 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.