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Ducati Diavel 1260 (2019-2020) Maintenance Schedule

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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).

Red Ducati Diavel 1260 S 2020
Red Ducati Diavel 1260 S 2020

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
Regular maintenance of the Ducati Diavel 1260

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.

km. x1000 115304560Time
mi. x1000 0.69182736(months)
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 filter12
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 necessary12
Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and brake disk flange screws12
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 seals12
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 view12
Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls 12
Change coolant 48
Visually check the coolant level and sealing of the circuit 12
Check tyre pressure and wear 12
Check the battery charge level12
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 idling12
Softly clean the motorcycle12
Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation (if you’re an official mechanic)12
Maintenance schedule for the Ducati Diavel 1260

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

2019-2020 Ducati Diavel 1260 Maintenance Schedule Manual Screenshot

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

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