Ducati Streetfighter 1098 and S (2010-2013) Maintenance Schedule

The Ducati Streetfighter (and Streetfighter S) maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual. This is these days known as the Ducati Streetfighter 1098.

This is for the 1098-derived Streetfighter, which was just called the Ducati Streetfighter at the time (the smaller one being the Streetfighter 848). Owners call it the Streetfighter 1098 these days because others have been released since then.

Here are all the Ducati Streetfighter models:

The Ducati Streetfighter 1098 was voted “the most beautiful bike” when it was launched at EICMA in late 2009.

At launch, it was available in two variants — the standard and the up-spec Streetfighter S, that has Öhlins suspension, lightweight Marchesini wheels, and a few carbon fiber details.

The Ducati Streetfighter S model also adds a bunch of tech, including competition-level eight-mode traction control, and the Ducati Data Acquisition system. The engine and frame are the same between both, however, as is the braking system.

Thus, this maintenance schedule and service intervals applies to the Ducati Streetfighter and Streetfighter S from 2010 until 2013. After 2013, the Streetfighter brand took a hiatus until the Ducati Streetfighter V4 was released for the 2020 model year.

Overall, the Streetfighter 1098’s maintenance schedule has a lot in common with the Ducati 1098 Superbike as they share a platform.

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Consumables you need to service your Ducati Streetfighter 1098

If you’re servicing your Ducati Streetfighter 1098 you’ll need a number of parts to do a major or minor service. I’ve listed these here below for your convenience.

PartDucati Streetfighter 1098 spec
OilDucati 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 Ducati forums.
Oil filterGenuine 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 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. But any ethylene glycol-based coolant will do the job.
Timing beltIs 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 padsStandard Ducati part number is 61340791A for Brembo brakes. You can also use EBC FA447HH for more bite/feel.
Rear brake padsStandard Ducati part number is 61340381A for Brembo pads. You can also use EBC FA266HH for more bite/feel.
Spark plugsNGK code MAR10A-J. Note they’re sold individually.
Consumables for Ducati Streetfighter 1098

Regular maintenance for the Streetfighter 1098

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

Every 1 000 km / 600 miles OR 6 months (whichever comes earlier), perform the following maintenance:

Ducati Streetfighter everyday maintenance
Check the engine oil level (top up with Shell Advance Ultra)
Check the brake and clutch fluid level (DOT 4 fluid)
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (use Motul Chain Paste)
Check the brake pads.
Regular maintenance for the Ducati Streetfighter 1098

Ducati Streetfighter 1098 Maintenance Schedule Table

Service intervals are by both distance and time. 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.


  • (1) These operations should be checked only if set mileage (km/mi) is reached (i.e. ignore the time interval)
  • Timing belts should be changed every 2 years, as indicated below, regardless of mileage.
  • The break-in maintenance is omitted below (it has been done by now)
km x 10001224364860
mi x 10007.51522.53037.5
Change the engine oil (Shell Advance Ultra, Motul 7100 10W-40)
Change the engine oil filter (HF153RC)
Clean the engine oil pick-up filter
Check the engine oil pressure
Check/adjust the valve clearances
Check the tension of the timing belts (1)
Replace the timing belts (part 73740252A)
Check and clean the spark plugs. Replace if necessary (NGK MAR10A-J)
Check and clean the air filter (1)
Change the air filter (DU-1007)
Check throttle body synchronisation and idling (1)
Check the brake and clutch fluid level
Change the clutch and brake fluid
Check and adjust brake and clutch controls
Check / lubricate throttle / cold start controls
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the brake pads. Replace if necessary (FA447HH x 2, FA266HH x 1)
Check steering bearings
Check chain tension, alignment and lubrication
Check clutch plates pack. Change, if necessary (1)
Check the coolant level
Change the coolant (ethylene glycol-based coolant)
Check electric fan operation and cooling circuit sealing
Check rear wheel flexible coupling
Check wheel hub bearings
Check the indicators and lighting
Check tightening of nuts securing engine-to-frame screws
Check the side stand
Check front wheel nut tightening
Check rear wheel nut tightening
Check external fuel lines
Change the front fork fluid (Shell Donax TA)
Check front fork and rear shock absorber for leakage
Check front sprocket fasteners
Lubricate and grease external pivot points (Lithium soap-based grease)
Check battery and recharge
Road test the motorcycle
Clean the motorcycle
Ducati Streetfighter 1098 maintenance schedule

Tires and tire pressures for the Ducati Streetfighter 1098

The Ducati Streetfighter 1098 ships with Pirelli Diablo Corsa III tyres.

Below are the tire pressures recommended in the manual. Of course, use whatever pressures suite your style of riding and the road conditions.

WheelTyre (Tire) sizeTyre (Tire) pressure (cold)
Front120/70 ZR 172.5 bar / 250 kPa / 36 psi
Rear190/55 ZR 172.5 bar / 250 kPa / 36 psi
Tyre sizes and pressures

About Ducati Streetfighter 1098

The Ducati Streetfighter has had more than ten years of history now — but it was a new thing back in 2010 when this first Streetfighter was launched.

More aggressive than a Monster, and yet less intense than the Superbikes, the Ducati Streetfighter is designed to be an urban warrior. It is reminiscent of the earlier Monster S4 motorcycles (that ended in the Ducati Monster S4Rs) that shoehorned a liquid-cooled, four-valve-per-cylinder motor into the Ducati Monster chassis.

The Ducati Streetfighter, now known retrospectively as the Streetfighter 1098 (to distinguish it from the V4 and the 848) is a bad-ass street bike based on the multi race-winning Ducati 1098 Superbike.

Like its bigger sibling, the Ducati Streetfighter 1098 has a 1099 cc liquid-coole four valve per cylinder L-twin. The valvetrain is desmodromic, i.e. there is a closer rocker rather than a spring returner in most valvetrains. This means there are twice as many clearances to check — 16 for the 2-cylinder engine (8 per cylinder, 2 for each valve).

In addition, the cams are belt-driven. This means that they have to be replaced every 2 years.

The Streetfighter 1098’s engine is detuned slightly. It makes a peak of 114 kW (155 CV) @ 9500 rpm ,and peak torque of 115 Nm (85 ft-lb) @ 9500 rpm too. These specs (and this engine) is shared with the Streetfighter S.

The front suspension on the base model Streetfighter 1098 has fully adjustable Showa USD forks up front, and a progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock at the back.

The base model Streetfighter 1098 also gets 330mm semi-floating discs with Brembo 4-piston monoblock calipers.

The Ducati Streetfighter S has the same engine and shares the same chassis and brakes. But it has the following enhancements

  • Öhlins 43mm inverted fork with TiN coating
  • Öhlins monoshock with top-out spring
  • Lightweight 5-spoke forged alloy rims (the base model has 10-spoke light alloy rims)
  • DTC (Ducati Traction Control)

It’s interesting that they didn’t give the base model 1098 DTC even as an option, but there you go.

Maintenance for both the base model 1098 and 1098S are the same as they share the same fundamental components.

Reference from Ducati Streetfighter 1098 Owner’s Manual

The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual for the Ducati Streetfighter 1098.

2013 Ducati Streetfighter S Owner's Manual Screenshot

You can download it from the Ducati website here.

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