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.
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.
|Part||Ducati Monster 1100 spec|
|Engine oil||Ducati 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 filter||Genuine 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 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. Valvoline Zerex G05 meets the spec.|
|Timing belt||Is 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 pads||OEM 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 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||OEM part for the air filter is 42610191A. You can also use K&N air filter part DU-6908.|
|Spark plugs||NGK code DCPR8E. Note they’re sold individually.|
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)|
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 * 1000||1||12||24||36||48||60|
|miles * 1000||0.6||7.5||15||22.5||30||37.5|
|Change the engine oil (Mobil 1 Synthetic or try Shell Rotella T6)||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Change the engine oil filter (HF303RC)||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Clean the engine oil pick-up filter||X|
|Check the engine oil pressure||X||X|
|Check/adjust the valve clearances (1)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the tension of the timing belts (1)||X||X||X|
|Renew the timing belts (73740211A)||X||X|
|Check and clean the spark plugs. Renew if necessary (DCPR8E)||X||X|
|Check and clean the air filter (1)||X||X||X|
|Change the air filter (DU-6908)||X||X|
|Check throttle body synchronisation and idle speed setting (1)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the brake and clutch fluid levels||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Change the clutch and brake fluid (use DOT 4 only)||X|
|Check and adjust the brake and clutch control cables||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check/lubricate the throttle/choke cables||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check tyre pressure and wear||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the brake pads. Renew if necessary (FA244HH, FA266HH)||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the steering head bearings||X||X|
|Check the drive chain tension, alignment and lubrication (use Motul chain care kit if necessary)||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the clutch disc pack. Renew if necessary (1)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the rear wheel cush drive||X||X|
|Check the wheel hub bearings||X||X|
|Check the indicators and lighting||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check tightness of nuts and bolts securing the engine to the frame||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the sidestand||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check tightness of the front wheel axle nut||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check tightness of the rear wheel axle nut||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the external fuel hoses||X||X||X||X||X|
|Change the front fork oil||X|
|Check the forks and rear shock absorber for oil leaks||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the front sprocket retaining bolts||X||X||X||X||X|
|General lubrication and greasing||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check and recharge the battery||X||X||X||X||X|
|Road test the motorcycle||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Generally clean the motorcycle||X||X||X||X||X|
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.
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
The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual. You can download it from Ducati’s website here.