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Ducati Monster 1100 Maintenance Schedule (Standard, S, Evo)

Ducati Monster 1100 S Black

The Ducati Monster 1100 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

This maintenance schedule applies to all variants of the Ducati Monster 1100, including the 1100S and the 1100 EVO ABS. They’re different spec bikes but the maintenance is the same (the ABS and better suspension doesn’t have any different requirements).

The Ducati Monster 1100 was made between 2009 and 2013. It was an evolution of earlier Ducati Monster models, not directly replacing any of them, but using design language from a few, with the newer 1,078cc desmodromic 2-valve-per-cylinder 90 degree L-twin, with belt-driven cams like nearly all Ducatis of the time (the 1199 broke that tradition). The same motor was used in the Hypermotard 1100 and is still being used today (2021) in the Ducati Scrambler 1100, though of course with different tuning and electronics (the Scrambler makes slightly less power!).

The Monster 1100 was the last of the air-cooled big Ducati Monster models, before the Ducati Monster 1200 took over with its huge host of improvements (and if you politely ignore the Ducati Monster 797, which had a later heyday… and which was smaller, anyway).

The Ducati Monster was released in a number of trims:

  • Base model Ducati Monster 1100 — Suspension is 43mm fully adjustable Showa forks and Sacks rising-rate rear suspension, silver aluminium alloy five Y-spoke wheels
  • Ducati Monster 1100 S — Suspension is Öhlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down forks with a progressive Öhlins monoshock (adjustable for preload and rebound only), Gold 5-spoke aluminium wheels (no different other than colour), a bunch of carbon fibre parts (belt covers, etc.) saving 1kg
  • Ducati Monster EVO (a.k.a. EVO ABS) — Wet clutch, nrew lightweight exhaust, 43mm fully adjustable Marzocchi forks and Sachs rising rate rear-suspension, heavily internally revised motor to hit 100hp (up from 95 hp), “Ducati Safety Pack” including ABS and traction control
  • Ducati Monster Diesel (which was a cosmetically different 1100 Evo)

Despite the better engine in the EVO range, the maintenance intervals and parts needed are the same.

2010-2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO ABS-Stock Image
Ducati Monster 1100 Evo ABS

What you might need to service your Ducati Monster 1100

Aside from general workshop tools, you will need the following consumable items to do a basic service on your Ducati Monster 1100.

PartDucati Monster 1100 spec
Engine oilDucati recommends Shell Advance Ultra 15W-50 motorcycle oil. It’s hard to find and expensive so people suggest
* Mobil 1 Synthetic
* Motul 300V
* Shell Rotella T6 — controversial as it’s a Diesel oil, but it’s JASO MA rated… used by a lot of Ducati fans — check the forums.
Oil filterGenuine Ducati part is 44440038A the Ducati Monster 1100. I’d suggest removing that and using a Hiflofiltro HF153RC oil filter which can be changed with a normal wrench.
Brake fluid, Clutch fluidDucati 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.
CoolantDucati recommends Shell Advance Coolant or a 35-40% mix of Glycoshell, a Nitrite, Amine, and Phosphate-free coolant. Valvoline Zerex G05 meets the spec.
Timing beltIs it time to change the timing belt? Don’t put it off… a broken timing belt will cost you a lot (bent valves)! You need part number 73740211A.
Front brake padsOEM part number for the front pads is 61340201A. You can also use EBC FA244HH for more bite and less fade as you apply pressure.
Rear brake padsOEM 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 filterOEM part for the air filter is 42610191A. You can also use K&N air filter part DU-6908.
Spark plugsNGK code DCPR8E. Note they’re sold individually.
Consumables for Ducati Monster 1100 Maintenance

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Monster 1100

This is maintenance that you can do yourself (though the manual says you need a dealer to do it).

Every 1000 km/600 miles or 6 months (see above for parts suggestions)

Check the engine oil level
Check the brake and clutch fluid levels (use DOT 4 only)
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (Motul Chain Paste)
Check the brake pads. Change if necessary (FA244HH, FA266HH)
Regular maintenance — Ducati Monster 1100

Ducati Monster 1100 Maintenance Schedule Table

This maintenance schedule is in the same format as in the manual.

As with many air-cooled Ducatis, you should perform the maintenance at the earlier of the distance or time interval.

For those marked (1): Operation to be carried out only at the specified distance intervals.

km * 100011224364860
miles * 10000.67.51522.53037.5
Change the engine oil (Mobil 1 Synthetic or try Shell Rotella T6)XXXXXX
Change the engine oil filter (HF303RC)XXXXXX
Clean the engine oil pick-up filterX
Check the engine oil pressureXX
Check/adjust the valve clearances (1)XXXXX
Check the tension of the timing belts (1)XXX
Renew the timing belts (73740211A)XX
Check and clean the spark plugs. Renew if necessary (DCPR8E)XX
Check and clean the air filter (1)XXX
Change the air filter (DU-6908)XX
Check throttle body synchronisation and idle speed setting (1)XXXXX
Check the brake and clutch fluid levelsXXXXXX
Change the clutch and brake fluid (use DOT 4 only)X
Check and adjust the brake and clutch control cablesXXXXX
Check/lubricate the throttle/choke cablesXXXXX
Check tyre pressure and wearXXXXXX
Check the brake pads. Renew if necessary (FA244HH, FA266HH)XXXXXX
Check the steering head bearingsXX
Check the drive chain tension, alignment and lubrication (use Motul chain care kit if necessary)XXXXXX
Check the clutch disc pack. Renew if necessary (1)XXXXX
Check the rear wheel cush driveXX
Check the wheel hub bearingsXX
Check the indicators and lightingXXXXX
Check tightness of nuts and bolts securing the engine to the frameXXXXX
Check the sidestandXXXXX
Check tightness of the front wheel axle nutXXXXX
Check tightness of the rear wheel axle nutXXXXX
Check the external fuel hosesXXXXX
Change the front fork oilX
Check the forks and rear shock absorber for oil leaksXXXXX
Check the front sprocket retaining boltsXXXXX
General lubrication and greasingXXXXX
Check and recharge the batteryXXXXX
Road test the motorcycleXXXXXX
Generally clean the motorcycleXXXXX
Maintenance schedule for the Ducati Monster 1100

General Information on the Ducati Monster 1100

The Ducati Monster 1100 is one of the Ducati’s Monster family, and one of the favourites in the community. Prices have absolutely shot up in the last few years after a few writers describe it as one of the best Ducati Monsters of all time.

The specific characteristics of the Ducati Monster 1100 that distinguish it from most other Ducati Monsters are

  • Single-sided swing-arm
  • 1078cc 2 valve “demo” engine, in L-twin configuration, producing 95 hp (70kW)
  • Air/Oil cooled
  • Dry clutch (except on the Evo)

The Monster 1100 is also one of the lightest Monsters to be produced, especially for the amount of torque. What this means? Wheelies.

2013 Ducati Monster Diesel-Stock Image
Ducati Monster Diesel — the coolest looking Evo ABS

The Ducati Monster 1100 was replaced by the Ducati Monster 1200, which was a lot more powerful, water cooled, heavier, and saddled with a rich bevy of rider aids. It’s quite a different motorcycle — docile and easy to ride in comparison with the relatively raw 1100. That’s what makes the 1100 so popular.

Ducati Monster 1100 Owner’s Manual

Ducati Monster M1100 maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

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

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