Ducati Monster 1100 Maintenance Schedule (Standard, S, Evo)

The Ducati Monster 1100 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

This maintenance schedule applies to all variants of the Ducati Monster 1100, including the 1100S and the 1100 EVO ABS. They’re different spec bikes but the maintenance is the same (the ABS and better suspension doesn’t have any different requirements).

Here are all our Ducati Monster maintenance schedules:

The Ducati Monster 1100 was made between 2009 and 2013. It was an evolution of earlier Ducati Monster models, not directly replacing any of them, but using design language from a few, with the newer 1,078cc desmodromic 2-valve-per-cylinder 90 degree L-twin, with belt-driven cams like nearly all Ducatis of the time (the 1199 broke that tradition).

The same motor was used in the Hypermotard 1100 and is still being used today (2021) in the Ducati Scrambler 1100, though of course with different tuning and electronics (the Scrambler makes slightly less power!).

The Monster 1100 was the last of the air-cooled big Ducati Monster models, before the Ducati Monster 1200 took over with its huge host of improvements (and if you politely ignore the Ducati Monster 797, which had a later heyday… and which was smaller, anyway).

The Ducati Monster was released in a number of trims:

  • Base model Ducati Monster 1100 — Suspension is 43mm fully adjustable Showa forks and Sacks rising-rate rear suspension, silver aluminium alloy five Y-spoke wheels
  • Ducati Monster 1100 S — Suspension is Öhlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down forks with a progressive Öhlins monoshock (adjustable for preload and rebound only), Gold 5-spoke aluminium wheels (no different other than colour), a bunch of carbon fibre parts (belt covers, etc.) saving 1kg
  • Ducati Monster EVO (a.k.a. EVO ABS) — Wet clutch, new lightweight exhaust, 43mm fully adjustable Marzocchi forks and Sachs rising rate rear-suspension, heavily internally revised motor to hit 100hp (up from 95 hp), “Ducati Safety Pack” including ABS and traction control
  • Ducati Monster Diesel (which was a cosmetically different 1100 Evo)

Despite the better engine in the EVO range, the maintenance intervals and parts needed are the same.

2010-2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO ABS-Stock Image
Ducati Monster 1100 Evo ABS

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What you might need to service your Ducati Monster 1100

Aside from general workshop tools, you will need the following consumable items to do a basic service on your Ducati Monster 1100.

PartDucati Monster 1100 spec
Engine oilDucati recommends Shell Advance Ultra 15W-50 motorcycle oil. It’s hard to find and expensive so people suggest Mobil 1 Synthetic 15W-50.
Oil filterGenuine Ducati part is 44440038A the Ducati Monster 1100. 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.
Timing beltIs it time to change the timing belt? Don’t put it off… a broken timing belt will cost you a lot (bent valves)! You need part number 73740211A.
Front brake padsOEM part number for the front pads is 61340201A. You can also use EBC FA244HH for more bite and less fade as you apply pressure.
Rear brake padsOEM part number for the rear pads is 61340381A. You can also use EBC FA266HH for more bite and less fade as you apply pressure.
Air filterOEM part for the air filter is 42610191A. You can also use K&N air filter part DU-6908.
Spark plugsNGK code DCPR8E. Note they’re sold individually.
Consumables for Ducati Monster 1100 Maintenance

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Monster 1100

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

Every 1000 km/600 miles or 6 months (see above for parts suggestions)

Check the engine oil level (Mobil 1 Synthetic 15W-50)
Check the brake and clutch fluid levels (Castrol DOT 4)
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (Motul Chain Paste)
Check the brake pads. Change if necessary (FA244HH, FA266HH)
Regular maintenance — Ducati Monster 1100

Ducati Monster 1100 Maintenance Schedule Table

This maintenance schedule is in the same format as in the manual.

As with many air-cooled Ducatis, you should perform the maintenance at the earlier of the distance or time interval.

  • For those marked (1): Operation to be carried out only at the specified distance intervals.
  • The break-in service is omitted (it’s broken in)
km x 10001224364860
miles x 10007.51522.53037.5
Months1224364860
Change the engine oil (Mobil 1 Synthetic 15W-50)XXXXX
Change the engine oil filter (HF303RC)XXXXX
Clean the engine oil pick-up filterX
Check the engine oil pressureXX
Check/adjust the valve clearances (1)XXXXX
Check the tension of the timing beltsXXX
Renew the timing belts (73740211A)XX
Check and clean the spark plugs. Renew if necessary (DCPR8E)XX
Check and clean the air filter (1)XXX
Change the air filter (DU-6908)XX
Check throttle body synchronisation and idle speed setting (1)XXXXX
Check the brake and clutch fluid levelsXXXXX
Change the clutch and brake fluid (use Castrol DOT 4 only)X
Check and adjust the brake and clutch control cablesXXXXX
Check/lubricate the throttle/choke cablesXXXXX
Check tyre pressure and wearXXXXX
Check the brake pads. Renew if necessary (FA244HH, FA266HH)XXXXX
Check the steering head bearingsXX
Check the drive chain tension, alignment and lubrication (use Motul chain care kit if necessary)XXXXX
Check the clutch disc pack. Renew if necessary (1)XXXXX
Check the rear wheel cush driveXX
Check the wheel hub bearingsXX
Check the indicators and lightingXXXXX
Check tightness of nuts and bolts securing the engine to the frameXXXXX
Check the sidestandXXXXX
Check tightness of the front wheel axle nutXXXXX
Check tightness of the rear wheel axle nutXXXXX
Check the external fuel hosesXXXXX
Change the front fork oilX
Check the forks and rear shock absorber for oil leaksXXXXX
Check the front sprocket retaining boltsXXXXX
General lubrication and greasingXXXXX
Check and recharge the batteryXXXXX
Road test the motorcycleXXXXX
Generally clean the motorcycleXXXXX
Maintenance schedule for the Ducati Monster 1100

Ducati Monster 1100 (including Evo, S) Tire specs

Below are the tire sizes and pressures for the Ducati Monster 1100 stock.

WheelTire sizeTire pressure (cold)
Front120/70-ZR172.25 bar / 225 kPa / 33 psi
Rear180/55-ZR172.5 bar / 250 kPa / 36 psi
Tire sizes and pressures

The Monster 1100 runs with radial tubeless tires stock.

About the Ducati Monster 1100

Ducati Monster 1100 S Red Static
Ducati Monster 1100 S (note the gold forks)

The Ducati Monster 1100 is one of the Ducati’s Monster family, and one of the favourites in the community. Prices have absolutely shot up in the last few years after a few writers described it as one of the best Ducati Monsters of all time.

Like other Ducati Monsters, the Ducati Monster 1100 is a standard naked / sport bike based on a V-twin engine. Until the Monster 1100, these were all air/oil-cooled. The 1100 was the last in that series.

The Ducati Monster 1100 took over duty from the Ducati Monster S2R1000. Like the S2R, it has a trellis frame and single-sided swing-arm.

But the Ducati Monster 1100 got an upgrade in style, and also lost a few pounds in the process.

The specific characteristics of the Ducati Monster 1100 that distinguish it from most other modern Ducati Monsters are

  • Single-sided swing-arm
  • 1078cc 2 valve “demo” engine, in L-twin configuration, producing 95 hp (70kW) — bigger than any previous engine
  • Air/Oil cooled, rather than liquid-cooled on the later 1200
  • Dry clutch (except on the Evo)

The Monster 1100 is also one of the lightest Monsters to be produced, especially for the amount of torque. What this means? Wheelies.

The Ducati Monster 1100 came in a number of incarnations. They all share the same 1078 cc air/oil-cooled L-twin motor, and also have the same brakes — Brembo P4.32 calipers on 320 mm discs. But there are a number of differences between them. These are

ModelMonster 1100Monster 1100 SMonster 1100 EVO
Peak power70 kW / 95 CV @ 7500 rpm70 kW / CV hp @ 7500 rpm73.5 kW / 100 CV @ 7500 rpm
Compression ratio10.7:110.7:111.3:1
ClutchDryDryWet
Front suspensionShowa fork, fully adjustableÖhlins fork, fully adjustableÖhlins fork, fully adjustable
Rear suspensionSachs shock, fully adjustableÖhlins shock, fully adjustableÖhlins shock, fully adjustable
ExhaustUnder-seatUnder-seatSide
Ride aidsNoneNadaStandard ABS (switchable), TC, ride modes
Spec differences — Monster 1100 vs 1100S and 1100 EVO
2013 Ducati Monster Diesel-Stock Image
Ducati Monster Diesel — the coolest looking Evo ABS

One thing that all Monster 1100 models have in common is the wheels. Unlike on Ducati Superbikes, where the “S” denomination means lightweight wheels, the only difference between the wheels on the Monster 1100 S and the base model is the color. Don’t let gold wheels fool you.

The Ducati Monster 1100 was replaced by the Ducati Monster 1200, which was a lot more powerful, water cooled, heavier, and saddled with a rich bevy of rider aids. It’s quite a different motorcycle — docile and easy to ride in comparison with the relatively raw 1100. That’s what makes the 1100 so popular.

Maintenance of the Ducati Monster 1100 is a little intense, with an engine oil/filter change every 7500 miles / 12000 km, at which time Ducati also recommends checking the valve clearances and the tension of the timing belts. This means you crack the engine at every service. The maintenance schedule has more details on all the steps to do.

Ducati Monster 1100 Owner’s Manual

The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual for the Monster 1100. We compared it to the schedule for the 1100 S and Evo.

Ducati Monster M1100 maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

You can download it from Ducati’s website here.

An archive copy of the Ducati Monster 1100’s manual is here.

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