Ducati Streetfighter 848 (2011-2015) Complete Maintenance Schedule

This is the Ducati Streetfighter 848 maintenance schedule and associated service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual, and also consulting parts diagrams.

This maintenance schedule applies to all Ducati Streetfighter 848 models from 2011 to 2015. It didn’t change in this time, either cosmetically or internally.

The Ducati Streetfighter 848 is the little brother to the Ducati Streetfighter 1098 (which was originally just called the Ducati Streetfighter). It’s down on power, and slightly more comfortable, and tamer to ride.

It’s also the sister model to the Ducati 848 superbike, which it shares many internal parts. However, the 848 Superbike uses a Testastretta 11-degree engine, which gives it wider service 15000 mile / 24000 km valve service intervals.

The Ducati Streetfighter 848 has an 849cc liquid-cooled L-twin with four valves per cylinder (an 8-valve engine) that are desmodromically actuated. It makes claimed peak torque of 97 kW (132 CV / 130 hp) at 1000 rpm, with peak torque of 93.5 Nm (69 ft-lb) at 9500 rpm.

The Streetfighter 848 was the last of its kind — there was no “mini streetfighter” made afterwards (at time of writing), though one can hope that there may be a Streetfighter V2 on the horizon, based on the Panigale V2.

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Service Intervals for the Ducati Streetfighter 848

Overall, the Ducati Streetfighter 848 has 7500 km / 12000 mile or annual service intervals. At every one of these service intervals, you change the oil and filter, change the spark plugs, and do a host of checks.

Every 15000 miles or 24000 km, do a valve service. You have to check 16 valve clearances. Bear in mind that since the Streetfighter 848 has a Desmodromic valve timing system, when you adjust an opener, you often have to adjust a closer.

The Streetfigher 848’s Testastretta-11 motor has belt-driven camshafts, so you need to replace the belts periodically — either with the valve clearances, or ever 5 years if you don’t do the distance in that time.

Also remember to periodically change the brake and clutch fluid, and also the coolant.

What you need to maintain the Ducati Streetfighter 848

The following is a list of consumables (things like oil, spark plugs etc.) you need to maintain the Ducati Streetfighter 848.

PartDucati Streetfighter 848 spec
OilDucati recommends Shell Advance Ultra motorcycle oil. You need 3.7L for a complete oil change. An alternative is Mobil 1 Synthetic 10W-40 that covers a wide range of operating temperatures (see the below graphic from the manual).

Ducati 10w-40 oil for air-cooled 1000 engines
Oil filterGenuine Ducati part is 44440037A. You can also remove this and use 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. For track use or warm climates, many prefer distilled water and Redline Water Wetter.
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 padsThe original part number is 61340931A for the 2-piston calipers on the Streetfighter 848. Use EBC HH brake pads for better bite and fade resistance — FA244HH.
Rear brake padsOriginal part number 61340381A, EBC part number FA266HH for more bite/feel.
Spark plugsNGK code MAR10A-J. Note they’re often sold individually.
Consumables for the Ducati Streetfighter 848

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Streetfighter 848

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 848 – regular maintenance
Check the engine oil level (Shell Advance Ultra)
Check the brake and clutch fluid levels (Castrol DOT 4)
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (Motul chain care kit)
Check the brake pads. Replace if necessary
Regular maintenance for the Ducati Streetfighter 848

Ducati Streetfighter 848 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.


  • The break-in schedule is no longer included (the break-in period has passed)
  • At the end of the schedule, keep following it in the pattern shown.
km x 100012243648
mi x 10007.51522.530Every
Perform annual service checklist (see below)Year
Change engine oil with filter (Shell Advance Ultra, HF153RC)Year
Check and/or adjust the valve clearances
Replace the timing belts (73740252A)5 years
Replace the spark plugs (NGK MAR10A-J)
Change air filter
Change the clutch and brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)3 years
Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft
Change the front fork fluid3 years
Change the coolant (ethylene glycol pre-mix)3 years
Maintenance schedule for Ducati Streetfighter 848

Annual Service Checklist

Below is the annual service checklist for the Streetfighter 848. Do it according to the schedule above.

Some of the maintenance items need to be done by a Ducati tech — these are marked with a [D].

Annual service checklist — Ducati Streetfighter 848
[D] Read the error memory with DDS and check whether any update is available for control unit Software version
[D] Check whether there are technical updates and recall campaigns
Check the brake and clutch fluid level
Check brake discs and pad wear. Replace if necessary
Check tightness of the safety components (disc brake flange screws, caliper screws, front and rear wheel nuts, pinion nuts and final drive crown)
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (Motul chain care kit)
Check the wear the final drive (chain, pinion and crown) and chain sliders
Visually inspect the sealing elements of the front fork and rear shock absorber
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the side stand
Check rubbing points, clearance and freedom of movement and positioning of the flexible cables and electric wiring in view
Check the coolant level
Check electric fan operation
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the battery charge level
Check idling
Check the operation of all electric safety devices (side stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine kill switch, gear/neutral sensor)
Check the indicators and lighting
[D] Reset the service indicator using DDS
Road test the motorcycle, testing the safety devices (DTC)
Clean the motorcycle
[D] Fill out that the service was performed in the Warranty Certificate
Annual service checklist — Ducati Streetfighter 848

About the Ducati Streetfighter 848

Ducati streetfighter 848 yellow LHS outdoor static

The Ducati Streetfighter 848 is a lower power version of the bonkers Streetfighter 1098 that doesn’t sacrifice anything in terms of design (it still looks amazing) and feeling (still feels incredible to ride).

The heart of the Streetfighter 848 is an 849cc liquid-cooled Testastretta 11-degree L-twin with four desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder. The engine produces a whopping 132 CV (130 hp) — only about 20% down on the 1098. If that’s not enough then you’re spoiled!

Both the Ducati Streetfighter 1098 and Streetfighter 848 were the first of their kinds. Previously, Ducati had taken the superbike engines and detuned them slightly into the Ducati Monster motorcycles, the last of which was the Ducati Monster S4RS.

But the Ducati Monster 1200 was straying further from its superbike siblings, and the Streetfighter was one step closer.

The Streetfighter 848 has some unique characteristics. It’s not just a stripped naked Ducati 848 Superbike. While the engine may appear to be the same as the base model 848 from its name, capacity, dimensions, and approximate power level, it’s actually more closely related to the Multistrada 1200’s motor.

Model848 Superbike
(base model)
Streetfighter 848
Engine designationTestastretta EvoluzioneTestastretta 11-degree
Compression ratio12.0:113.2:1
Peak power98.5 kW / 134 CV @ 10000 rpm97 kW / 132 CV @ 10000 rpm
Peak torque96 Nm / 70.8 lb-ft @ 8250 rpm93.5 Nm / 69 lb-ft @ 9500 rpm
Max engine speed10000 rpm11,300
Ride aidsNoneDTC
Minor (oil change) service interval7500 mi / 12000 km7500 mi / 12000 km
Major (valve) service interval7500 mi / 12000 km15000 mi / 24000 km
Ducati 848 Superbike vs Streetfighter 848 engines

The Ducati Streetfighter 848 also has different suspension — the Streetfighter 848 has a 43mm Marzocchi inverted fork, in contrast with the Showa unit on the 848 Superbike. Both units are fully adjustable.

The Streetfighter 848 also comes standard with 8-level traction control that Ducati calls DTC — Ducati Traction Control. This was only available on the up-spec Ducati 848 EVO Corse.

Ducati Streetfighter 848 DTC on screen

The Streetfighter also has shorter gearing. It has three extra teeth at the rear, for 15:42 gearing, in contrast with the 15:39 gearing on the superbike.

Both the Ducati 848 Superbike and the Streetfighter 848 share the Brembo P4.32 two-piece calipers on a 320mm disc up front, and a Sachs fully adjustable monoshock at the rear.

The position of the Streetfighter 848 is quite aggressive. You’ll lean further forward than on your average Monster, though of course not as far forward as on the Ducati 848 sportbike.

Ducati Streetfighter 848 Owner’s Manual

The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual for the Ducati Streetfighter 848. You can download it from the Ducati website here, though many older manuals are no longer available.

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