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Ducati Multistrada 1200 (2010-2014, including S) Maintenance Schedule

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This is the Ducati Multistrada 1200 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

The Ducati Multistrada is a motorcycle that launched in 2010. It was produced until 2014, when the Multistrada 1200 DVT was released for 2015, basically a new motorcycle. So this maintenance schedule applies to the 2010-2014 Ducati Multistrada 1200 and 1200 S, in all its forms.

Between 2010 and 2014, there were many variations on the Ducati Multistrada 1200, including

  • Multistrada S (S models have Öhlins suspension that’s electronically adjustable, called Ducati Electronic Suspension)
  • Multistrada S Touring (heated grips, hard luggage, and centre stand)
  • Multistrada S Granturismo
  • Multistrada “Pikes Peak” (named for winning the hill climb in 2010)
  • Multistrada S D-Air

All of these variants were options packages on top of the base Ducati Multistrada 1200.

The engine, chassis, and drivetrain is what they all had in common across the whole Ducati Multistrada 1200 line. They all have a Testastretta 11° engine borrowed from the 1198 superbike.

They all have throttle by wire, selectable engine mapping (full power with sensitive or relaxed throttle response, and reduced power with relaxed throttle response) and traction control adjustable through eight levels, called DTC (Ducati Traction Control).

What you need to service the Ducati Multistrada 1200

These are the base consumables you need to service the Ducati Multistrada 1200.

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 that timing belt! Part number is 73740252A.
Front brake padsOEM part number is 61340411A (for one pair) or EBC FA244HH (2011-2014).
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 filterAir filter part number is 42610201A. You can also use K&N part DU-1007.
Spark plugsNGK code MAR9A-J. Note they’re sold individually.
Consumables for Ducati Multistrada 1200 2010-2014

Regular maintenance for Ducati Multistrada 1200

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

Every 1000 km perform the following maintenance:

Check the level of the engine oil
Adjust chain tension and lubricate with chain lubricant
Regular maintenance every 1,000 km on the Multistrada 1200
2014 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring D-Air-Stock Image
Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring D-Air

Ducati Multistrada 1200 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.

The distances and times are mentioned below. Whenever the first of either the time or distance interval is reached, the maintenance is required.

List of operations to be performed at 1000 km
(Ducati Techs) Read of the error memory with DDS on the engine control units, vehicle and ABS
Change the engine oil (Shell Advance Ultra)
Change the engine oil filter (K&N KN-153)
Check the indicators and lighting
Check the safety devices (side stand switch, clutch lever switch, right switch engine stop switch and gear position sensor)
Check the battery charge level
Clean the engine oil intake filter
Check the coolant level
Check the brake and clutch fluid levels
Check brake discs and pad wear.
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication
Check the freedom of movement of the side and central stand (if installed)
Check the tightening of the safety components (ex. wheel disc nuts, brake callipers, sprocket tightening)
Check rubbing points, clearance and freedom of movement of the flexible cables and electric wiring in view
Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices (ex. ABS)
Fill out that the service was performed in the Warranty Certificate
Basic maintenance to do at the first scheduled service

Then there are the things you have to do every 12,000 km or intervals of 12,000 km.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 — Service every 12,000 km or year (first limit reached)
Read the error memory with DDS on the engine control units, vehicle and ABS
Change the engine oil (Shell Advance Ultra)
Change the engine oil filter (K&N KN-153)
Check and/or adjust valve clearance (only every 24000 km)
Replace the timing belts (only every 24000 km/60 months) (part 73740252A)
Replace the spark plugs (only every 24000 km) (NGK MAR9A-J)
Replace the air filter (only every 24000 km) (K&N DU-1007)
Replace the front fork oil (only every 24000 km)
Replace the coolant (only every 24000 km) (ethylene glycol-based coolant)
Check the indicators and lighting
Check the safety devices (side stand switch, clutch lever switch, right switch engine stop switch and gear position sensor)
Check the battery charge level
Checking the coolant level
Check the brake and clutch fluid levels (use DOT 4)
Check brake discs and pad wear.
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (lubricate with chain lubricant)
Check final drive wear
Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft (only every 24000 km)
Check the freedom of movement of the side and central stand (if installed), lubricate with lithium soap-based grease
Check the tightening of the safety components (ex. wheel disc nuts, brake callipers, sprocket tightening)
Check rubbing points, clearance and freedom of movement of the flexible cables and electric wiring in view
Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices (ex. ABS)
Fill out that the service was performed in the Warranty Certificate
Ducati Multistrada 1200 — Regular service

General Information on the Ducati Multistrada 1200

Upon its release in 2010, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 quickly became the bike of choice for many motorcyclists worldwide due to its versatility across four modes of riding – Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro.

That’s the beauty of the Multistrada — it’s an everything bike. Sure, it’s not a dirt bike, but it really is a very capable sport bike, touring bike, and urban commuter.

The Multistrada 1200 is available in the standard form with optional ABS, and the Multistrada 1200 S arrives stock with ABS and Ducati Electronic Suspension by Öhlins as standard equipment.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Owner’s Manual

Ducati multistrada 1200 maintenance schedule screenshot
Screenshot of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 maintenance schedule

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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