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Ducati Monster 1200 Maintenance Schedule (2014-2021)

2013 Ducati Monster EVO ABS

The Ducati Monster 1200 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

This applies to these models — every model since the launch of the Ducati Monster 1200 — from 2014-2021.

Yes, the Ducati Monster 1200 was first launched in 2013 and the core of the motorcycle hasn’t changed since then. Unlike the Diavel, Multistrada etc., the Monster 1200 never got the 1262cc (“1260”) DVT engine.

This maintenance schedule also applies to variants like the EVO and EVO ABS. In many markets, ABS was always on the Monster 1200 as a standard feature.

Ducati has also released some modified ones, including

  • Ducati Monster 1200 S — with Öhlins fully adjustable suspension and lighter wheels, plus some other lighter parts
  • Ducati Monster 1200 R — with a tweaked engine producing 9 more kW (15 more hp) of power

Both those are awesome, but the maintenance is the same.

2014-2016 Ducati Monster 1200-Stock Image

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Monster 1200

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

Every 600 miles or 1000 kms OR 6 months (whichever is earlier), perform the following maintenance:

Check engine oil level
Check brake fluid level
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication
Check brake pads. If necessary, contact your dealer to replace pads
Core maintenance every 600 miles or 100km on Monster 1200

Ducati Monster 1200 Maintenance Schedule Table

Below is a list of operations with type of intervention (distance or time interval – whichever occurs first).

This maintenance schedule is in the same format as in the manual, though if it were me I’d re-order it a bit.

The most important part — the service interval of the Ducati Monster 1200 are HUGE compared to its predecessor.

You only have to check/adjust the valve clearance every 30,000 kms, and you only have to change the timing belts at the same interval – or every five years. MASSIVE. This will save you thousands and is worth the price difference on its own.

km x1000 115304560Time
miles x1000 0.69182736Months
Reading of the error memory with DDS and check of
Software version update on control units.
Check the presence of any technical updates and recall
campaigns (ask a dealer)
Change engine oil and filter 12
Clean the engine oil mesh filter assembly
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Change timing belts 60
Change spark plugs
Clean the air filter
Change air filter
Check brake and clutch fluid level 12
Change brake and clutch fluid 36
Check brake disc and pad wear. Change, if necessary12
Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and
brake disc carrier bolts
Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening 12
Check tightening of frame to engine fasteners
Check wheel hub bearings
Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft
Check the cush drive damper on rear sprocket
Check the proper tightening of secondary drive front and
rear sprocket nuts
Check final drive (chain, front and rear sprocket) and sliding
shoes wear
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
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the
side and central stand (if any)
Visually check the fuel lines12
Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement
and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view
Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls 12
Change coolant 48
Check the coolant level and check circuit for damage 12
Check tyre pressure and wear 12
Check the battery charge level12
Check the operation of the safety electrical devices (side
stand switch, front and rear brake switches, engine stop
switch, gear/neutral sensor)
Check lighting, turn indicators, horn and controls 12
Reset the Service indication through the DDS
Road test of the motorcycle, testing safety devices (ex.
ABS and DTC), electric fans and idling
Softly clean the motorcycle12
Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation
(Service Booklet)
Maintenance schedule table for the Ducati Monster 1200.

(1) Operation to be performed only if set distance interval is reached

General Information on the Ducati Monster 1200

The 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 was the first water-cooled Ducati Monster. The last air-cooled Monster was the Monster 1100.

It has a Testastretta (narrow head) 11-degree engine, with four valves per cylinder and water cooling. A HUGE change from the air-cooled big Monsters of the past.

While the Monster 1100 Evo ABS brought with it a lot of rider aids — like cornering ABS — the 1200 made that standard across the line of the large Monsters.

The Monster 1200 was also the first big Monster in a while to make a four-valve-per-head design standard. Previously, the S4 models had it, borrowing engines from the Ducati Superbikes. The 1200 brought that back.

Thankfully, the Monster 1200 also is easier to service than those old ones and has service intervals more than twice as long.

Ducati Monster 1200 Owner’s Manual

2014 Ducati Monster 1200 Maintenance schedule screenshot
2014 Ducati Monster 1200 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot
2019-2020 Ducati Monster 1200 S Owner's Manual Screenshot
2019-2020 Ducati Monster 1200 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot

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

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