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Ducati Superleggera V4 2020 User Manual


Ducati Superleggera V4 2020

The Ducati Superleggera V4 2020 is a work of art when it comes to engineering and style. It is the epitome of lightweight performance and exclusivity. The Superleggera V4 captivates the senses with its beautiful aerodynamic design and cutting-edge technology, and it offers a ride like no other. This limited-edition motorbike has a 998cc Desmosedici Stradale R engine that gives it amazing power, lightning-fast acceleration, and great handling that make it a true track weapon. The Superleggera V4 has a beautiful carbon fiber frame, swingarm, and bodywork. This makes the bike as light as possible while keeping it very stiff. With its advanced electronics, including Ducati’s latest generation electronics package, race-grade Brembo brakes, and Ohlins suspension, this motorbike offers the best performance, stability, and safety on both the road and the track. The Superleggera V4 pushes the limits of motorbike technology with a number of unique features, such as a light Akrapovic titanium exhaust, racing-style aerodynamic winglets, and advanced aerodynamic solutions. The Ducati Superleggera V4 2020 is the pinnacle of motorcycle engineering. With a limited production run and careful attention to detail, it is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a beautiful, high-performance machine that sets new standards for lightweight performance, exclusivity, and unbeatable riding pleasure.

Lubricating the drive chain

Have the drive chain cleaned by a Ducati Dealer or authorized Service Centre.

Cleaning and lubricating the drive chain
The chain fitted on your motorcycle has O-rings that keep dirt out of and lubricant inside the sliding parts. Before proceeding with the chain lubrication it is important to correctly wash and clean it.
Chain cleaning is extremely important for its duration. In fact, it is necessary to remove any mud, soil, sand or dirt from the chain using a jet of water and then dry it immediately using compressed air at a distance of at least 30 cm (11.81 in).

Avoid the use of steam, fuel, solvents, hard brushes or other methods that could damage the O-rings; also avoid direct contact with the battery acid as it could cause mini cracks in the links as shown in the figure.
In particular, in case of Off-Road use of the bike, it is possible that excessive wear of the links occurs due to the contact with the chain sliding shoe; friction could in fact cause the chain to overheat, altering the heat treatment of the links and making them particularly fragile.

Lubricating the drive chain
Have the drive chain cleaned by a Ducati Dealer or authorized Service Centre.

Use SHELL Advance Chain to lubricate the chain; the use of non-specific lubricants could damage the O-rings and therefore the entire drive system.
It is recommendable to lubricate the chain without waiting for it to cool down after using the motorcycle so that the new lubricant can penetrate better between the inner and outer links and be more effective in its protective action.
Place the bike on the rear paddock stand. Make the rear wheel turns fast in the opposite direction to the direction of travel.

Apply the lubricant jet (1) inside the chain between the inner and outer links, in point (2) immediately before the engagement point on the sprocket.
Due to the centrifugal force, the lubricant, made fluid by the solvents contained in the spray, will expand in the working area between the pin and the bush, ensuring perfect lubrication.
Repeat the operation by aiming the lubricant jet to the central part (5) of the chain so as to lubricate the rollers (4), and to the outer plates (6) as shown in the figure. After lubrication, wait 10-15 minutes to allow the lubricant to act on the internal and external surfaces of the chain and then remove the excess lubricant with a clean cloth.

Do not use the motorcycle immediately after lubricating the chain as the lubricant, still fluid, would be centrifuged outwards causing possible soiling of the rear tyre or the rider’s footpeg.
Check the chain often, taking care to lubricate it, as also indicated in the table below: at least every 1000 km (621 mi) or more frequently (about every 400 km (248 mi)) when using the bike with high outside temperatures (40°C) or after long travels on the highway at high speed.

Replacing the high and low-beam bulbs
The whole front LED headlight assembly is maintenance-free. The figure shows the locations of the high beam (HI), low beam (LO) and parking lights (1). Have the lights replaced at a Ducati Dealer or authorised Service Centre.

Rear turn indicators
LED turn indicator lights are maintenance-free.

Aligning the headlight
Check correct headlight aiming. Position the motorcycle 10 m (32.8 ft) from a wall or a screen, the motorcycle must be perfectly upright with the Tyres inflated to the correct pressure and with a rider seated, perfectly perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. On the wall or surface, draw a horizontal line at the same height from the ground as the centre of the headlight and a vertical line aligned with the longitudinal axis of the motorcycle. If possible, perform this check in dim light. Switch on the low beam and adjust right and left beams. The height of the upper limit between the dark area and the lit area must not be more than 9/10 of the height from the ground of the headlight centre.

This is the procedure specified by Italian regulations for checking the maximum height of the light beam. Please adapt said procedure to the provisions in force in your own country.
To align the headlight beam, turn the screws (1) and (2) located at the front of the vehicle, on both sides.
Screw (1), positioned on the left side, acts on the high beam:

  • turn clockwise to lower the light beam;
  • turn counterclockwise to raise the light beam.
    Screw (2), positioned on the right side, acts on the low beam:
  • turn clockwise to lower the light beam;
  • turn counterclockwise to raise the light beam.

The headlight might fog up if the motorcycle is used in the rain or after washing. Switch the headlight on for a short time to dry up any condensation.

Adjusting the rear-view mirrors
Manually adjust the rear-view mirror by pushing at point (A).

Tubeless tyres
Road use (ambient T)
2.3 bar (33.36 psi) (front) – 2.1 bar (30.46 psi) (rear). Track use (warm):
2.3 bar (33.36 psi) (front) – 1.8 bar (26.10 psi) (rear). As tyre pressure is affected by ambient temperature and altitude variations, you are advised to check and adjust it whenever you are riding in areas where ample variations in temperature or altitude occur.

Check and set tyre pressure when tyres are cold. To avoid front wheel rim distortion, when riding on bumpy roads, increase tyre pressure by 0.2 ÷ 0.3 bar (2.90÷4.35 psi).
Tyre repair or change (Tubeless tyres)
In the event of a tiny puncture, tubeless tyres will take a long time to deflate, as they tend to keep air inside. If you find low pressure on one tyre, check the tyre for punctures.
Punctured tyres must be replaced. Replace tyres with recommended standard tyres only. Be sure to tighten the valve caps securely to avoid leaks when riding. Never use tube-type tyres. Failure to heed this warning may lead to sudden tyre bursting and to serious danger to the rider.
After replacing a tyre, the wheel must be balanced.

Do not remove or shift the wheel balancing weights.

Have the tyres been replaced at a Ducati Dealer or authorised Service Centre? Correct removal and installation of the wheels is essential. Some parts of the ABS (such as sensors and phonic wheels) are mounted to the wheels and require specific adjustments.

Tyres must be fitted only on rims by using the proper standard tyre changer.
Do not use levers or similar instruments because they damage the rims.

Instructions on the use of heat blankets for tyres fitted on rim in carbon fibre.
Make sure that the heaters and regulators work properly.
Do not use heat blankets (lateral covers that cover the entire wheel).

The maximum temperature for heat blankets is 80 °C (176 °F).

Minimum tread depth
Measure tread depth (S) at the point where tread is most worn down: it should not be less than 2 mm (0.08 in), and in any case not less than the legal limit.

Visually inspect the tyres at regular intervals for detecting cracks and cuts, especially on the side walls, bulges or large spots that are indicative of internal damage. Replace them if badly damaged. Remove any stones or other foreign bodies caught in the tread.

Hubs are always factory-fitted. Never attempt to remove rear wheel hub and/or replace the components. The wheel will not work correctly and any warranty will become null and void if one of hub elements is removed, damaged or tampered with. Have all maintenance operations performed at a Ducati Dealer or Authorised Service Centre?
The screws indicated in the figure must not be removed for any reason.

Check engine oil level
Engine oil level can be checked through the sight glass (1) located on the left side of the engine block. Oil level should be between the marks on the sight glass. If the level is low, top up with engine oil. Ducati prescribes the only use of SAE 15W-50/JASO MA2 oil and recommends the use of Shell Advance 4T Ultra 15W-50 oil (JASO: MA2 and API: SN). Remove the oil filler cap (2) located on the right side of the vehicle and top up until the oil reaches the required level. Refit the filler plug (2).

UK VERSION: Ducati recommends you use
Shell Advance DUCATI 15W-50 Fully Synthetic Oil.


1. What is the parking support alert feature in the 2023 Lexus ES350?

The parking support alert is a feature that helps drivers navigate parking situations by providing warnings about obstacles in the vehicle’s vicinity.

2. How does the parking support alert work in the 2023 ES350?

The parking support alert typically uses sensors located around the vehicle to detect nearby objects, providing visual and auditory alerts to the driver.

3. When is the parking support alert activated in the 2023 Lexus ES350?

The parking support alert is often activated when the vehicle is maneuvering at low speeds, such as during parking or tight space navigation.

4. What type of alerts does the parking support system provide in the 2023 ES350?

The system usually provides visual alerts on the touchscreen display and audible alerts through the vehicle’s speakers.

5. Can the parking support alert be customized in the 2023 ES350?

Some vehicles might offer customizable alert settings, allowing you to adjust the sensitivity or volume of the alerts.

6. Is the parking support alert only active in reverse gear in the 2023 Lexus ES350?

While the parking support alert is commonly used in reverse gear, it might also be active when the vehicle is moving forward at low speeds, depending on the system’s design.

7. Does the parking support alert replace the need for the driver to check surroundings while parking?

No, the parking support alert is an aid but does not replace the need for the driver to visually check their surroundings while parking.

8. Can the parking support alert be turned off in the 2023 ES350?

Yes, many vehicles allow you to turn off the parking support alert feature if desired.

9. Are there different levels of parking support sensitivity in the 2023 Lexus ES350?

Some systems might offer different levels of sensitivity to accommodate different parking scenarios.

10. How does the parking support alert enhance parking safety in the 2023 ES350?

The alert system helps drivers become aware of obstacles that might be outside their line of sight, preventing collisions and enhancing overall safety.

11. Can the parking support alert be paired with other parking assistance features in the 2023 ES350?

Yes, parking support alert systems might be integrated with features like rearview cameras, cross-traffic alert, and more.

12. Does the parking support alert work in all parking scenarios in the 2023 Lexus ES350?

The effectiveness of the parking support alert can vary based on factors like the proximity of objects and the vehicle’s speed.

13. How does the parking support alert impact driver confidence in parking situations?

The parking support alert can boost driver confidence by providing real-time feedback and helping avoid potential collisions.

14. Can the parking support alert detect both stationary and moving obstacles?

Yes, the system is often designed to detect both stationary and moving obstacles within its sensor range.

15. How does the parking support alert contribute to overall driving convenience in the 2023 ES350?

The parking support alert simplifies parking in tight spaces, making it easier for drivers to navigate challenging parking scenarios.

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