The Ducati Streetfighter 848 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.
This maintenance schedule applies to all Ducati Streetfighter 848 models from 2012 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.
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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.
|Oil||Ducati 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 forums.|
|Oil filter||Genuine 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 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.|
|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||Ducati 848 and Streetfighter 848: EBC FA244HH.|
Ducati 848 EVO: EBC FA447HH.
|Rear brake pads||Original part number 61340381A, EBC part number FA266HH for more bite/feel.|
|Spark plugs||NGK code MAR10A-J. Note they’re 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 — we’ve marked those 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 satisfy 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 hp — only about 20% down on the 1098. If that’s not enough then you’re spoiled!
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.
The Streetfighter 848 never came with ABS, but it did come with DTC (Ducati Traction Control).
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.