This is the Ducati Streetfighter 848 maintenance schedule and associated service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual, and also consulting parts diagrams.
This maintenance schedule applies to all Ducati Streetfighter 848 models from 2011 to 2015. It didn’t change in this time, either cosmetically or internally.
The Ducati Streetfighter 848 is the little brother to the Ducati Streetfighter (which we now call the Streetfighter 1098, just to avoid confusion). It’s down on power, and slightly more comfortable, and tamer to ride.
It’s also the sister model to the Ducati 848 superbike, which which it shares many internal parts.
The Ducati Streetfighter 848 has an 849cc liquid-cooled L-twin with four valves per cylinder (an 8-valve engine) that are desmodromically actuated. It makes claimed peak torque of 97 kW (132 CV / 130 hp) at 1000 rpm, with peak torque of 93.5 Nm (69 ft-lb) at 9500 rpm.
The Streetfighter 848 was the last of its kind — there was no “mini streetfighter” made afterwards (at time of writing), though one can hope that there may be a Streetfighter V2 on the horizon, based on the Panigale V2.
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What you need to maintain the Ducati Streetfighter 848
The following is a list of consumables (things like oil, spark plugs etc.) you need to maintain the Ducati Streetfighter 848.
|Part||Ducati Streetfighter 848 spec|
|Oil||Ducati recommends Shell Advance Ultra motorcycle oil. You need 3.7L for a complete oil change. An alternative is Mobil 1 Synthetic 10W-40 that covers a wide range of operating temperatures (see the below graphic from the manual).|
|Oil filter||Genuine Ducati part is 44440037A. You can also remove this and use a Hiflofiltro HF153RC oil filter which can be changed with a normal wrench.|
|Brake fluid, Clutch fluid||Ducati 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.|
|Coolant||Ducati 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. For track use or warm climates, many prefer distilled water and Redline Water Wetter.|
|Timing belt||Is 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 pads||The original part number is 61340931A for the 2-piston calipers on the Streetfighter 848. Use EBC HH brake pads for better bite and fade resistance — FA244HH.|
|Rear brake pads||Original part number 61340381A, EBC part number FA266HH for more bite/feel.|
|Spark plugs||NGK code MAR10A-J. Note they’re often sold individually.|
Regular maintenance for the Ducati Streetfighter 848
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 (Shell Advance Ultra)|
|Check the brake and clutch fluid levels (Castrol DOT 4)|
|Check tyre pressure and wear|
|Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (Motul chain care kit)|
|Check the brake pads. Replace if necessary|
Ducati Streetfighter 848 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.
Some of the maintenance items need to be done by a Ducati tech — these are marked with a [D]
|[D] Read the error memory with DDS and check whether any update is available for control unit Software version||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|[D] Check whether there are technical updates and recall campaigns||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change engine oil with filter (Shell Advance Ultra)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Clean the engine oil intake filter (HF153RC)||•||–|
|Check and/or adjust the valve clearance||•||•||–|
|Replace the timing belts (73740252A)||•||•||60|
|Replace the spark plugs (NGK MAR10A-J)||•||•||•||•||–|
|Change air filter||•||•||–|
|Check the brake and clutch fluid level||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change the clutch and brake fluid||36|
|Check brake discs and pad wear. Replace if necessary||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check tightness of the safety components (disc brake flange screws, caliper screws, front and rear wheel nuts, pinion nuts and final drive crown)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft||•||•||–|
|Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (Motul chain care kit)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the wear the final drive (chain, pinon and crown) and chain sliders||•||•||•||•||12|
|Visual inspection of sealing elements of the front fork and rear shock absorber||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change the front fork fluid||36|
|Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the side and central stand (if installed)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check rubbing points, clearance and freedom of movement and positioning of the flexible cables and electric wiring in view||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the coolant level||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change the coolant (ethylene glycol pre-mix)||36|
|Check electric fan operation||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check tyre pressure and wear||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the battery charge level||•||•||•||•||•||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 the indicators and lighting||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|[D] Reset Service indication using DDS||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices (ex. ABS and DTC)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Clean the motorcycle||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|[D] Fill out that the service was performed in the Warranty Certificate||•||•||•||•||•||12|
General Information on the Ducati Streetfighter 848
The Ducati Streetfighter 848 is a lower power version of the bonkers Streetfighter 1098 that doesn’t sacrifice anything in terms of design (it still looks amazing) and feeling (still feels incredible to ride).
The heart of the Streetfighter 848 is an 849cc liquid-cooled Testastretta L-twin with four desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder. The engine produces a whopping 132 CV (130 hp) — only about 20% down on the 1098. If that’s not enough then you’re spoiled!
Both the Ducati Streetfighter 1098 and Streetfighter 848 were the first of their kinds. Previously, Ducati had taken the superbike engines and detuned them slightly into the Ducati Monster motorcycles, the last of which was the Ducati Monster S4RS.
But the Ducati Monster 1200 was straying further from its superbike siblings, and the Streetfighter was one step closer.
The Streetfighter 848 has some unique characteristics. It’s not just a stripped naked Ducati 848 Superbike. While the engine is the same as the base (non-EVO) model, it has different suspension — the Streetfighter 848 has a 43mm Marzocchi inverted fork, in contrast with the Showa unit on the 848 Superbike. Both units are fully adjustable.
The Streetfighter 848 also comes standard with 8-level traction control that Ducati calls DTC — Ducati Traction Control. This was only available on the up-spec Ducati 848 EVO Corse.
The Streetfighter also has shorter gearing. It has three extra teeth at the rear, for 15:42 gearing, in contrast with the 15:39 gearing on the superbike.
Both the Ducati 848 Superbike and the Streetfighter 848 share the Brembo P4.32 two-piece calipers on a 320mm disc up front, and a Sachs fully adjustable monoshock at the rear.
The position of the Streetfighter 848 is quite aggressive. You’ll lean further forward than on your average Monster, though of course not as far forward as on the Ducati 848 sportbike.
Ducati Streetfighter 848 Owner’s Manual
The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual. You can download it from the Ducati website here.