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

The Ducati Monster 1100 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual, but also referencing online parts guides and the service 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 maintenance 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).

Ducati used the in the Hypermotard 1100. In fact, Ducati is still using the same basic block today 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 (preload/rebound adjustable), silver aluminium alloy five Y-spoke wheels
  • Ducati Monster 1100 S — with Öhlins 43mm fully adjustable upside-down forks with a progressive Öhlins monoshock (adjustable for preload and rebound only), gold 5-spoke aluminium wheels (no difference 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, Sachs rising rate rear-suspension (preload/rebound adjustable), 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.

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Ducati Monster 1100 Service Intervals

Maintenance of the Ducati Monster 1100 is a little intense, with an engine oil/filter change every 7500 miles / 12000 km or year, at which time Ducati also recommends checking the valve clearances and the tension of the timing belts. This means you crack the cylinder head covers at every service.

Ducati also requires you to change the timing belts of the Monster 1100 every 2 years, regardless of distance travelled.

Aside from that, keep the brake fluid and clutch fluid fresh. They also have to be replaced every two years. But there’s no coolant to replace on this air/oil-cooled machine!

The maintenance schedule has more details on all the steps to do.

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).

Monster 1100 regular maintenance
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 has the same content as the manual, but we simplified it a little, separating out content that belongs in a “general inspection checklist” below.

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. In other words, if you don’t ride your bike for a year — still change the oil inspect it for leaks, but no need to do things like a valve service.
  • The break-in service is omitted (these bikes are all broken in, and if not, you’ll need to pay special attention to break in a bike that has sat for many years)
km x 10001224364860
miles x 10007.51522.53037.5
Months — except those marked (1)1224364860
Perform general service checklist (separated out below)XXXXX
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)
Target spark plug gap: 0.7-0.8mm
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
Change the clutch and brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)X
Check the steering head bearingsXX
Check the clutch disc pack. Renew if necessary (1)XXXXX
Check the rear wheel cush driveXX
Check the wheel hub bearingsXX
Check the external fuel hosesXXXXX
Change the front fork oilX
Maintenance schedule for the Ducati Monster 1100 (including S, EVO)

General service checklist (Monster 1100)

Below is a list of items to do at every service, per the schedule above.

Ducati Monster 1100 general service checklist
Check the brake and clutch fluid levels
Check and adjust the brake and clutch control cables
Check/lubricate the throttle/choke cables
Check tyre pressure and wear
See below for tire pressures
Check the brake pads. Renew if necessary (FA244HH, FA266HH)
Check the drive chain tension, alignment and lubrication (use Motul chain care kit if necessary)
Target chain tension between center of chain and swinging arm, after pushing down with finger and releasing: 61-63mm
Check the indicators (turn signals) and lighting
Check tightness of nuts and bolts securing the engine to the frame (60 Nm)
Check the sidestand. Lubricate as necessary
Check tightness of the front wheel axle nut (63 Nm)
Check tightness of the rear wheel axle nut
LH: 156 Nm
RH: 175 Nm
Check the forks and rear shock absorber for oil leaks
Check the front sprocket retaining bolts
Perform general lubrication and greasing
Check and recharge the battery
Road test the motorcycle
Generally clean the motorcycle
Ducati Monster 1100 general service checklist

Ducati Monster 1100 (including Evo, S) Tire specs

Below are the tire sizes and pressures for the Ducati Monster 1100 — the pressures are a recommended starting point before making your own adjustments.

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 / S / EVO

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 the 1100 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 (barring the later-released heritage Ducati Monster 797 model).

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 Desmodromic engine, in L-twin configuration, producing 95 hp (70kW) — bigger and more powerful than any previous Desmodue engine; slightly more in the Evo
  • Air/oil cooled, rather than liquid-cooled on the later 1200
  • Dry clutch (except on the Evo, which has a wet clutch)

The Monster 1100 is also one of the lightest Monsters to be produced, especially for the amount of torque. What does this mean? 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 320mm discs. But there are a number of differences between them. These are summarised in the following table.

ModelMonster 1100Monster 1100 SMonster 1100 EVO
Peak power70 kW / 95 CV @ 7500 rpm70 kW / 95 CV @ 7500 rpm73.5 kW / 100 CV @ 7500 rpm
Compression ratio10.7:110.7:111.3:1
Front suspensionShowa fork, fully adjustableÖhlins fork, fully adjustableMarzocchi fork, fully adjustable
Rear suspensionSachs shock, preload/rebound adjustableÖhlins shock, preload/rebound adjustableSachs shock, preload/rebound adjustable
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 colour. Don’t let gold wheels fool you.

The Ducati Monster 1100 was replaced by the Ducati Monster 1200, which is 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.

Reference — Screenshots from the Ducati Monster 1100 Owner’s Manual

The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual for the Monster 1100, also referencing the service manual for torque specs and a few other details. We compared it to the schedule for the 1100 S and Evo from various years and it’s the same — see the screenshots below.

You can download the manual from Ducati’s website here.

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

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