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Ducati Streetfighter 1098 and S (2010-2013) Maintenance Schedule

2013 Ducati Streetfighter 1098 S-Stock Image

The Ducati Streetfighter 1098 (and Streetfighter S) maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

This is for the 1098-derived Streetfighter, which was just called the Ducati Streetfighter (the smaller one being the Streetfighter 848).

We’ll call it the Streetfighter 1098 because many others have been released since then.

The Ducati Streetfighter 1098 was voted “the most beautiful bike” when it was launched at EICMA in late 2009.

At launch, it was available in two variants — the standard and the up-spec Streetfighter S, that had Öhlins suspension, lightweight Marchesini wheels, and a few carbon fiber details. The S model also added a bunch of tech including competition-level eight-mode traction control, and the Ducati Data Acquisition system. The engine and frame was the same between both, however.

Thus, this maintenance schedule and service intervals applies to the Ducati Streetfighter and Streetfighter S from 2010 until 2013. After 2013, the Streefighter brand took a hiatus until the Ducati Streetfighter V4 was released for the 2020 model year.

Overall, the Streetfighter 1098’s maintenance schedule has a lot in common with the Ducati 1098 as they share a platform.

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Consumables you need to service your Ducati Streetfighter 1098

If you’re servicing your Ducati Streetfighter 1098 you’ll need a number of parts to do a major or minor service. I’ve listed these here below for your convenience.

PartDucati Streetfighter 1098 spec
OilDucati recommends Shell Advance Ultra motorcycle oil. You need 3.7L for a complete oil change. It’s hard to find and expensive so people suggest Mobil 1 Synthetic. A lot of Ducati owners use Shell Rotella T6… check out the Ducati forums.
Oil filterGenuine Ducati part is 44440037A. I’d suggest removing that and using a HifloFiltro HF153RC 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 beltIs it time to change the timing belt? Don’t put it off… a broken timing belt will cost you a lot! You need part number 73740252A.
Front brake padsStandard Ducati part number is 61340791A for Brembo brakes. You can also use EBC FA447HH for more bite/feel.
Rear brake padsStandard Ducati part number is 61340381A for Brembo pads. You can also use EBC FA266HH for more bite/feel.
Spark plugsNGK code MAR10A-J. Note they’re sold individually.
Consumables for Ducati 1098 and 1198 S, R, SP

Regular maintenance for the Streetfighter 1098

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 the engine oil level (top up with Shell Advance Ultra or Mobil 1 Synthetic)
Check the brake and clutch fluid level (DOT 4 fluid)
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (use Motul Chain Paste)
Check the brake pads.
Regular maintenance for the Ducati Streetfighter 1098

Ducati Streetfighter 1098 Maintenance Schedule Table

Service intervals are by both distance and time. 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.


  • (1) These operations should be checked only if set mileage (km/mi) is reached
  • (2) Valve clearances should be checked every 24,000 Km / 15,000 miles
Km. x100011224364860
mi. x1,0000.67.51522.53037.5
Change the engine oil (Shell Advance Ultra)
Change the engine oil filter (HF153RC)
Clean the engine oil pick-up filter
Check the engine oil pressure
Check/adjust the valve clearances (2)
Check the tension of the timing belts (1)
Replace the timing belts (part 73740252A)
Check and clean the spark plugs. Replace if necessary (NGK MAR10A-J)
Check and clean the air filter (1)
Change the air filter (DU-1007)
Check throttle body synchronisation and idling (1)
Check the brake and clutch fluid level
Change the clutch and brake fluid
Check and adjust brake and clutch controls
Check / lubricate throttle / cold start controls
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the brake pads. Replace if necessary (FA447HH x 2, FA266HH x 1)
Check steering bearings
Check chain tension, alignment and lubrication
Check clutch plates pack. Change, if necessary (1)
Check the coolant level
Change the coolant (Zerex G05)
Check electric fan operation and cooling circuit sealing
Check rear wheel flexible coupling
Check wheel hub bearings
Check the indicators and lighting
Check tightening of nuts securing engine-to-frame screws
Check the side stand
Check front wheel nut tightening
Check rear wheel nut tightening
Check external fuel lines
Change the front fork fluid
Check front fork and rear shock absorber for leakage
Check front sprocket fasteners
Lubricate and grease external pivot points (Lithium soap-based grease)
Check battery and recharge
Road test the motorcycle
Clean the motorcycle
Ducati Streetfighter 1098 maintenance schedule

General Information on the Ducati Streetfighter

The Ducati Streetfighter has had more than ten years of history now — but it was a new thing back in 2010 when this first Streetfighter was launched.

More aggressive than a Monster, and yet less intense than the Superbikes, the Streetfighter is designed to be an urban warrior. It reminds me a little of the earlier S4 motorcycles that shoehorned a water-cooled, four-valve-per-cylinder motor into the Ducati Monster chassis.

The Ducati Streetfighter S model sits on lightweight Marchesini 5-Spoke wheels finished in black. The wheels are fitted with Brembo’s Monobloc caliper race technology which includes twin Monobloc callipers each with four 34mm pistons that grip huge 330mm discs. The S model also gets Öhlins suspension front and rear, in the same vein as the S versions of other Ducati superbikes.

The massive 2-1-2 exhaust system is made from weight-saving 1mm thick steel and flows from 58mm to 63.5mm diameter pipes. The system uses two lambda probes to ensure precise fuel mapping for optimum performance and an electronic valve in the mid-section to achieve a wide spread of power.

Ducati Streetfighter 1098 Owner’s Manual

2013 Ducati Streetfighter 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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