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Ducati XDiavel (1262cc DVT, 2016-2020, including S) Maintenance Schedule

2019-2020 Ducati XDiavel S-Stock Image

The Ducati XDiavel maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

The Ducati XDiavel was first launched in 2016. At launch, it had the same 1262cc DVD engine it has had until today (2021), although it has been retuned over time, including to meet Euro 4 and 5 emissions requirements. From the beginning they’ve had over 160hp and cornering ABS though, plus that bonkers styling.

From launch, the Ducati XDiavel was released in two trims — XDiavel S and regular XDiavel. Since then, there have also been other trims released, like today’s XDiavel Dark and XDiavel Black Star.

The service internal are very similar of those 2019-2020 Ducati Diavel, which shares the 1262 DVT engine (it previously had a smaller engine).

Regular maintenance for the Ducati XDiavel

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

Ducati notes in the manual: “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.” So in a nutshell — update the air filter if you’ve been driving in dust or the wet.

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

Check engine oil level
Check brake fluid level
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check final drive belt tension
Check brake pads (get new ones from dealer if necessary)
Regular maintenance for the Ducati XDiavel

Ducati XDiavel 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.

km. x1000 115304560Time
mi. x1000 0.69182736(Months)
Reading of the error memory with DDS 2.0 and check of
software version update on control units
Check the presence of any technical updates and recall
Change engine oil and filter12
Clean the engine oil mesh filter assembly
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Change timing belts 60
Change water pump belt 60
Change spark plugs
Clean plugs with metal mesh filters on heads
Clean air filter
Change air filter
Check brake and clutch fluid level 12
Change brake and clutch fluid 36
Check brake disk and pad wear. Change if necessary12
Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and
brake disk flange screws
Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening 12
Check frame-to-engine fasteners tightening
Check wheel hub bearings
Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft
Check silentblocks on driven pulley
Check final drive driven and driving pulley nut tightening 12
Check final drive wear (belt, driven and driving pulley). 12
Check final drive belt tension12
Check steering bearings and lubricate, if necessary
Change front fork fluid
Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the
side and central stand (if any)
Visually check the fuel lines12
Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement
and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view
Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls 12
Change coolant 48
Visually check the coolant level and sealing of the circuit 12
Check tyre pressure and wear 12
Check the battery charge level12
Check the operation of all electric safety devices (side
stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine kill
switch, gear/neutral sensor)
Check lighting, turn indicators, horn and controls 12
Reset the Service indication through the DDS 2.0
Final test and road test of the motorcycle, testing safety
devices (ex. ABS and DTC), Cruise Control device, electric
fans and idling
Softly clean the motorcycle12
Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation
(Service Booklet)
Maintenance schedule for the Ducati XDiavel

General Information on the Ducati XDiavel

Since its launch, the Ducati XDiavel has made waves.

The XDiavel was Ducati’s second cruiser (what was the first? It was in the eighties, and I don’t remember what it was, and so it seems pointless to look it up!), but their first really successful one. People mused whether they were trying to steal Harley’s market, at which every Harley-Davidson fan ever laughed.

Really, what Ducati was doing was appealing to the kind of person who wanted a cruiser, but who didn’t want a Harley. Japanese manufacturers had been making performance cruisers for years (like the M109R or the Yamaha Raider), and Triumph had its mega cruisers too (like the Thunderbird, or the Rocket if you want to go there). But while all those are great, none of them are Italian.

Far from being just a random Italian cruiser, the Ducati XDiavel can rev, can accelerate like a demon, and can lean. It handles well. It doesn’t handle well “for a cruiser”; it just handles well.

Oh. And it looks amazing.

The Ducati XDiavel was a couple of other firsts too:

  1. The Testastretta DVT 1262 was a totally new engine (other than in its stablemate, the Multistrada)
  2. The XDiavel was the first Ducati to ever have a belt drive
  3. The XDIavel had the widest tire I’ve ever seen on a Ducati… I think. In living memory, anyway

Ducati XDiavel Owner’s Manual

2019-2020 Ducati XDiavel 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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