Ducati Monster S2R1000 (2004-2008) Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Ducati Monster S2R1000, made between 2004 and 2008.

The S2R1000 was a dramatically improved re-styling of the Ducati Monster 1000 S, but kept the same engine, a fuel-injected 992 cc air/oil-cooled desmodromic SOHC 2-valve L-twin with belt-driven cams.

In the S2R 1000, the engine makes peak power of 70 kW (95 hp) at 8000 rpm, and peak torque of 94 Nm (69 ft-lb) at 6000 rpm — a lot of twist in a naked bike — and slightly more than in the Monster 1000.

The S2R1000 is a bigger sibling to the similarly-styled Ducati Monster S2R800, which also comes with reduced spec ride gear.

The Ducati Monster S2R1000 was discontinued in favor of the Ducati Monster 1100, an iconic bike.

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Ducati Monster S2R1000 Service Intervals

Like many Ducatis of its day with slightly extended service intervals, the Monster S2R1000 has 7500 mile / 12000 km or annual service intervals. At every service, change the oil and filter.

At the 7500-mile / 12000-km interval (but not necessarily every year), you also need to check the tension of the timing belts and to check / adjust the valve clearances. This is the so-called “Desmo” service. The S2R’s engine is a two-valve-per-cylinder motor, but with Desmo valves it can be quite an involved job.

Ducati also requires that you change the timing belts every two years, regardless of mileage. These days, people tend to leave belts in place for four or five years. But the manual definitely says two years.

Make sure to also regularly refresh the brake and clutch fluid — every two years. But there’s no coolant to change!

What you need to service the Ducati Monster S2R1000

Servicing the Ducati Monster S2R1000 is much like servicing any of the earlier air/oil-cooled fuel-injected V-twins.

Apart from normal motorcycle maintenance tools, here’s what you need.

PartDucati Monster S2R1000 spec
OilThe manual recommends 10W-40 engine oil for most uses. A high-quality synthetic like Motul 7100 10W-40 would be ideal.
Oil filterThe standard Ducati part 44440038A works, but the Hiflofiltro HF153RC is a drop-in replacement.
Brake fluidUse a DOT 4 fluid, e.g. Castrol DOT 4 full synthetic.
Spark plugsStandard type is NGK DCPR8E. Remember you need 4 (this is a twin spark engine)
Timing beltRenew this before it’s too late! Part number is 73740211A.
Fork oilUse either Shell Advance Fork 7.5 or Shell Donax TA, 0.45L in each leg.
Brake padsEBC HH pads give better bite and feel. Front: FA244HH, Rear: FA047HH.
Air filterStandard air filter part number is 42610111A. You can also use a K&N DU-9001.
Chain mainteananceKeep a Motul chain care kit handy to keep your chain lubed.
Cable cleanerProtect all cable life is a popular cable lube.
General greaseUse Lithium soap-based grease for external parts.
Service items for the Ducati Monster S2R1000

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Monster S2R1000

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:

Ducati Monster S2R1000 regular maintenance
Check the engine oil level (Mobil 1 10W-40)
Check the brake and clutch fluid levels (top up with Castrol DOT 4)
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (Motul chain care kit)
Check the brake pads. Change if necessary. (Front: FA244HH, Rear: FA047HH.)
Regular maintenance for the Ducati S2R1000

Ducati Monster S2R1000 Maintenance Schedule Table

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Ducati Monster S2R1000. We’ve put the schedule in a simplified form, with the main items in the first table, and a “standard service checklist” below, separately.


  • Follow the earlier of the time-based or distance-based maintenance intervals.
  • Keep repeating the maintenance schedule in the pattern shown.
Km x 10001224364860
Mi x 10007.51522.53037.5Every
Perform standard service checklist (see below)Year
Change the engine oil (Motul 7100 10W-40)Year
Change the engine oil filter (HF153RC)Year
Clean the engine oil pick-up filter3 years
Check the engine oil pressure2 years
Check and/or adjust the valve clearances
Check throttle body synchronisation and idle speed setting
Check the tension of the timing beltsYear
Renew the timing belts (73740211A)2 years
Check and clean the spark plugs. Renew if necessary (DCPR8E)
Spark plug gap: 0.6-0.7mm
20 Nm / 13 lb-ft / hand tighten + 1/2 turn
Check and clean the air filter
Change the air filter (42610111A)
Change the clutch and brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)3 years
Check the steering head bearings
Check the clutch disc pack. Renew if necessary
Check the rear wheel cush drive
Check the wheel hub bearings
Change the front fork oil
Ducati Monster S2R1000 maintenance schedule

Standard inspection checklist

This is the standard inspection checklist to follow at every service.

Ducati Monster S2R1000 standard inspection checklist
Check the brake and clutch fluid level (between lines)
Note: level can drop with wear of brake / clutch
Check and adjust the brake and clutch control cables
Check/lubricate the throttle/cold start cable (Protect all cable life)
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the brake pads. Renew if necessary (Front: FA244HH, Rear: FA047HH)
Check the drive chain tension, alignment and lubrication (Motul chain care kit)
Tension: 30-32mm free play in middle part of chain
Check the indicators and lighting
Check tightness of nuts and bolts securing the engine to the frame
Check the sidestand, lubricate as necessary
Check tightness of the front wheel axle nut
Check tightness of the rear wheel axle nut
Check the external fuel hoses
Check the forks and rear shock absorber for oil leaks
Check the front sprocket retaining bolts
General lubrication and greasing (Lithium soap-based grease)
Check and recharge the battery
Road test the motorcycle
General cleaning
Ducati Monster S2R1000 standard inspection checklist

About the Ducati Monster S2R1000

The Ducati Monster is a dramatic re-styling of the Ducati Monster 1000 S i.e. — but keeping the same Monster roadster/streetfighter spirit.

It’s still a standard/naked sportbike with great handling, a characterful and revvy engine (tuned for slightly more power), and sporty but not too aggressive riding position.

But the Ducati Monster S2R1000 gained a lot more bling. It got a single-sided swing-arm, a seat cowl, a front fly screen, and white coloured wheels. It has a lot of the style of more powerful sport bikes like the Ducati Monster S4R, but with more regular cruiser specs rather than superbike specs.

To help keep the S2R1000’s beautiful rear wheel exposed on the side with no swingarm, there are vertically stacked twin exhausts, snaking up beside (but not underneath) the seat.

The Monster S2R1000 keeps the trellis frame and of course the basic engine from the Ducati Monster 1000.

Cycle World calls it a “stripped down, big-time fun motorcycle” and at one point was a great used bike to buy. These days, they’re thin on the ground!

The engine in the Ducati Monster S2R1000 is a 992cc 90-degree “L” twin (a V-twin but canted forward) two valves per cylinder, driven by belts. The belts have to be changed every 2-5 years (depending on how aggressively you follow the demanding schedule).

The Ducati Monster S2R1000’s engine makes a peak of 70 kW or 95 hp at 8000 rpm. You may notice that it’s the same basic engine that was in the Multistrada 1000DS as well, but in the Monster S2R it has different tune.

The front suspension of the S2R1000 is a fully adjustable Showa upside down fork, the same as those on the S version of the Ducati Monster 1000.

This fork is an upgrade over the S2R800 (which had no adjustability), a bike that you otherwise might be tempted to think is just the same but with a smaller engine.

At the back there’s a progressive Sachs single shock with adjustable damping and preload.

Braking is also very capable on the Ducati Monster S2R1000, with twin 320mm discs and 4-piston Brembo calipers.

The S2R1000 was in the market at the same time as the Ducati Monster S4R — a bike with even more awesome power from the superbike water-cooled motor, and which shared a few design cues like the single-sided swing-arm.

Ducati Monster S2R1000 instruments clocks

One thing to bear in mind is that Ducati changed the service intervals of the S2R1000 during its lifetime without any internal engine changes.

Early models of the S2R1000, as well as its cousin the Ducati Monster 1000, had 6000 mile / 10000 km service intervals. These were expanded to 7500 miles / 12000 km by 2007 in the S2R1000.

This could be for a number of reasons, but the important thing is that the service interval depends on more factors than just distance travelled or time elapsed — pay attention to noises, leaks, looseness, and so on.

Ducati Monster S2R1000 Owner’s Manual

The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual for the Ducati Monster S2R1000 in 2007. You can download it here.

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