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Ducati Diavel Owners Manual: Useful information for safe riding

Ducati Diavel Owners Manual / General indications / Useful information for safe riding

Warning


Read this section before riding your motorcycle.

Many accidents are the result of the inexperience of the rider. Always make sure you have your licence with you; you need a valid licence that entitles you to ride a motorcycle.

Do not lend your motorcycle to persons who are inexperienced or do not hold a valid licence.

Both rider and pillion passenger must always wear a safety helmet.

Do not wear loose clothes or accessories that could become entangled in the controls or limit your field of vision.

Never start or run the engine indoors. Exhaust gases are toxic and may lead to loss of consciousness or even death within a short time.

Both rider and pillion passenger should keep their feet on the footpegs when the motorcycle is in motion.

Always hold the handlebars firmly with both hands in order to be ready for sudden changes of direction or in the road surface. The pillion passenger should always hold on to the special handle onto tail guard with both hands. For details on rear grab handle refer to "passenger grabhandle" on page 123.

Ride within the law and observe national and local rules.

Always respect speed limits where these are posted.

However, always adjust your speed to the visibility, road and traffic conditions you are riding in.

Always signal your intention to turn or pull to the next lane in good time using the suitable turn indicators.

Be sure you are clearly visible and do not ride within the blind spot of vehicles ahead.

Be very careful at road junctions, or when riding in areas near exits from private land or car parks, or on the slip roads to motorways.

Always turn off the engine when refuelling.

Be extremely careful not to spill fuel on the engine or on the exhaust pipe when refuelling.

Do not smoke when refuelling.

While refuelling, it is possible to inhale noxious fuel vapours.

Should any fuel drops be spilled on your skin or clothing, immediately wash with soap and water and change your clothing.

Always remove the key when you leave your motorcycle unattended.

The engine, exhaust pipes and silencers remain hot for a long time.

Warning


The exhaust system may still be hot even after engine is switched off; take special care not to touch the exhaust system with any part of your body and do not park the motorcycle next to inflammable material (wood, leaves, etc.).

Park your motorcycle where no one is likely to knock against it, and use the side stand.

Never park on uneven or soft ground, or your motorcycle may fall over.

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Ducati motor holding s.P.A. Advises you to read this manual carefully in order to become familiar with your motorcycle. If in doubt, please contact a ducati dealer or authorised service centre. The ...

Carrying the maximum load allowed
Your motorcycle is designed for travelling over long distances with a full load in complete safety. Even weight distribution is critical to preserving these safety features and avoiding trouble w ...

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Warning indication (alarms/signals)
The dashboard activates in real-time some warnings / malfunction that are not dangerous for the correct operation of the vehicle. At key-on (at the end of the check) one or more "warnings" are displayed if they are active. When a "warning" is triggered, the indication (amber yellow) remai ...

High engine coolant temperature
The activation of this (amber yellow) "warning" indicates that the engine coolant temperature is high. It is activated when the temperature reaches 121C (250f). Note In this case, ducati recommends stopping and shutting off the engine immediately; make sure that the fans are workin ...

Moving off
Disengage the clutch by squeezing the clutch lever. Push down the gear change lever firmly with the tip of your foot to engage first gear. Raise the engine revs by turning the throttle twistgrip while gradually releasing the clutch lever. The motorcycle will start moving. Release the ...

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