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Ducati Multistrada 950 and 950 S (2019+) Maintenance Schedule

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This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals Ducati Multistrada 950 — sourced from the owner’s manual, parts diagrams, and other sources. It’s also for the 950 S (they share a manual and most parts).

The Multistrada 950 is a new “smaller” Multistrada, though it’s similar in engine capacity to the original 2003 Multistrada 1000DS — and still quite a bit more powerful.

The Ducati Multistrada 950 was released in two variants — the base model and the S mode, the Multistrada 950 S. Mechanically, they’re the same, but the 950 S comes with a few exterior niceties like electronic suspension, power modes, optional spoked wheels, and a standard quick shifter.

The Multistrada 950 shares the same basic engine of other motorcycles in its class sharing the 937cc Testastretta 11-degree water-cooled L-twin engine. So the maintenance schedule shares a lot with the Ducati Hypermotard 950, for example.

In the Multistrada 950 and 950 S, the engine produces 83 kW (113 hp) at 9000 rpm, and peak torque of 96 Nm (71 ft-lb) at 7750 rpm — quite a lot of get-up-and-go!

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Ducati Multistrada 950 red

What you need to service the Ducati Multistrada 950

When maintaining your Ducati Multistrada 950, you need the following consumable parts.

ItemDucati Multistrada 950 Spec
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”. One alternative is Mobil 1 15W-50.
Ducati viscosity table
Oil filterGenuine Ducati part is 44440038A for the Ducati Multistrada 950. I’d suggest removing that and using a Hiflofiltro HF204RC race spec oil filter which can be changed with a normal wrench.
Brake fluid, Clutch fluidDucati requires a DOT for brake/clutch fluid, e.g. Castrol DOT 4 Synthetic.
CoolantDucati recommends Shell Advance Coolant or a 35-40% mix of Glycoshell, a Nitrite, Amine, and Phosphate-free coolant. Valvoline Zerex G30 meets this requirement as an OAT coolant.
Timing beltRemember to change those timing belts every five years… if you’ve gotten there yet! Part number is 73740252A for the Multistrada 950.
Front brake padsFor the Multistrada 950, the OEM part number for the front brake pad is 61340121A. The EBC equivalent part number is FA630HH.
Rear brake padsThe part number for the rear brake pads is 61341161A. The EBC equivalent is FA181HH.
Air filterAir filter part number is 42610341B. You can also use K&N part DU-1112.
Spark plugsNGK spark plug code MAR9A-J.
Consumables for Ducati Multistrada 950 and 950 S

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Multistrada 950

This is maintenance that you can do yourself (though the manual says you need a dealer to do it). This schedule is the same as in the manual, reformatted slightly.

Note from Ducati on the air filter: “Using the motorcycle under extreme conditions, such as very damp and muddy roads or dusty and dry environment, could cause above-average wear of components like the drive system, the brakes or the air filter. If the air filter is dirty, the engine could get damaged.”

(Therefore, change the air filter more often if you risk getting it dirty.)

Every 1000 km/600 miles miles OR 6 months (whichever comes earlier, perform the following maintenance:

Check engine oil level (Top up with Mobil 1 15W-50)
Check brake fluid level (Top up with Castrol DOT 4)
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (clean/lube with a Motul chain care kit)
Check brake pads, and replace if necessary. (FA630HH, FA181HH)
Ducati Multistrada 950 regular maintenance

Ducati Multistrada 950 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.
  • In case of off-road use, it is necessary to perform some maintenance (like chain, air filter, and general lubrication) more often.
  • [D] These items below are for Ducati techs only and need their standard Ducati maintenance equipment.
Km. x1000115304560Time
mi. x1,0000.69182736(Months)
[D] Reading of the error memory with DDS 2 and check of software version update on control units12
[D] Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns12
Change engine oil and filter (Mobil 1 15W-50, HF204RC)12
Clean the engine oil mesh filter assembly
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Change timing belts (73740252A)60
Change spark plugs (MAR9A-J)
Clean air filter 12
Change air filter (DU-1112)
Check brake and clutch fluid level 12
Change brake and clutch fluid (Castrol DOT 4)36
Check brake disk and pad wear. Change if necessary12
Check spoke wheels in compliance with the workshop manual (only for S version with spoked wheels)
Check the proper tightening of the front and rear brake calliper bolts and the front brake disc flange screws12
Check the proper tightening of the rear brake disc and phonic wheel bolts12
Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening 12
Check frame-to-engine fasteners tightening 12
Check front and rear wheel hub bearings 12
Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft
Check the cush drive damper on rear sprocket
Visually check the proper tightening of final drive front and rear sprocket nuts12
Check final drive (chain, front and rear sprocket) and sliding shoe wear12
Check final drive chain tension and lubrication12
Check steering bearings
Change front fork fluid
Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber seals12
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the side and central stand (if any)12
Visually check the fuel lines
Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view12
Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls 12
Change coolant (Zerex G30)48
Visually check the coolant level and sealing of the circuit 12
Check tyre pressure and wear12
Check the battery charge level (from the instrument panel menu)12
Check the operation of all electric safety devices (side stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine kill switch, gear/neutral sensor)12
Check lighting, turn indicators, horn and controls 12
[D] Reset the Service indication through the DDS 2.012
Final test and road test of the motorcycle, testing safety devices (ex. ABS and DTC), electric fans and idling12
Softly clean the motorcycle12
[D] Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation 12
Ducati Multistrada 950 and 950 S maintenance schedule table.

About the Ducati Multistrada 950 and 950 S

The Ducati Multistrada 950 is a mid-sized alternative to people who don’t want the full-size Multistrada 1200 with the DVT engine (or even an earlier non-DVT Multistrada).

It’s a return to the roots of the Multistrada. Earlier, the original Multistrada 1000DS had similar power and displacement to the current 950. Of course, the current 950 engine is much smoother and has vastly wider service intervals, thanks to advances in technology and liquid cooling. It’s also much more powerful.

Interestingly, there was no “small” Multistrada before the 950 (well… a long time ago there was the Ducati Multistrada 620 but that was deemed too small and discontinued).

The Multistrada 950 didn’t succeed anything directly. But it’s using an engine that has been in Ducati’s line-up for a while, the 937 cc engine used on the Supersport, for example.

The Multistrada 950 S comes with a few of the options from its bigger siblings, too, like Skyhook active suspension, that aims to keep the motorcycle stabilised under all conditions.

Both models come with an advanced Bosch IMU and Ducati cornering ABS.

Ducati Multistrada 950 Owners Manual

2019-2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 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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