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Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT (2015-2018) Maintenance Schedule

2015-2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT S-Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT — sourced from the service manuals. This is for the DVT models of the Ducati Multistrada 1200, made from 2015-2019, before being replaced by the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260.

The maintenance schedule is also for:

  • Some models just called “ABS”. Though in many markets, ABS was standard (I’m not sure where it wasn’t standard).
  • The S model, with enhanced electronic suspension. Actually, many people buy the S model — thinking “why spend Ducati money and not get the best?” The S model gets semi-active suspension, higher spec brakes, cornering LED lights, and a full colour LED dashboard.

But both the standard and S models get cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control, Ducati Traction Control, riding modes, and of course the Bosch IMU that drives it all.

Ducati also released many variants of the Multistrada 1200 DVT. There’s the

  • Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
  • Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak
  • Ducati Multistrada 1200 Grand Tour
  • Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro

The maintenance is very similar to the earlier Multistrada 1200 (non-DVT). But the DVT is a whole new engine with variable valve timing, and many parts are different.

What you need to service the Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT

OilDucati recommends Shell Advance Ultra 15W-50 motorcycle oil for all its motorcycles, or alternatively “motorcycle engine oil having the same degree SAE 15W-50 and meeting the following specifications JASO: MA2 and API: SM”. You need 3.4L for a complete oil change. It’s hard to find and expensive so people suggest Mobil 1 Synthetic.
Ducati viscosity table
Oil filterGenuine Ducati part is 44440038A for the Ducati Multistrada 1200. I’d suggest removing that and using a K&N KN-153 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. But any ethylene glycol-based coolant will do the job.
Timing beltRemember to change those timing belts every five years… if you’ve gotten there yet! Part number is 73740322A for the DVT
Front brake padsPart number for the front brake pad is either 61340121A (EBC FA630HH) OR 61341101A (EBC FA447HH). Check the list of models in each page for your motorcycle.
Rear brake padsPart number for the rear brake pads is either 61341161A (EBC FA209/2HH) or 61240311A (EBC FA181HH).
Air filterAir filter part number is 42610491A. You can also use K&N part DU-1112.
Spark plugsNGK code MAR10A-J. Note they’re sold individually.
Consumables for Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT

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 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
Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT regular mainteannce

Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT 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.

Km. x1000115304560Time
mi. x1,0000.69182736(months)
Reading of the error memory with DDS 2 and check of
software version update on control units
Check the presence of any technical updates and recall
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 plugs with metal mesh filters on heads
Clean 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 flange screws
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
Check final drive (chain, front and rear sprocket) and sliding
shoe wear
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 controls12
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 the safety electrical devices (side
stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine stop
switch, gear/neutral sensor)
Check lighting, turn indicators, horn and controls 12
Activate LED front lighting (if any) through DDS 2.0 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
Softly clean the motorcycle12
Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation
(Service Booklet)
Maintenance schedule for the Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT

Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT Owner’s Manual

2015-2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S  Owner's Manual Screenshot

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

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