The Most Reliable Ducati, Ranked

Choose the Ducati you think is the most reliable!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on May 21, 2024 06:56
For motorcycle enthusiasts, the reliability of their machine is paramount. Ducati, known for its high-performance motorbikes, carries a range of models each acclaimed for various features and capabilities. However, identifying the most reliable Ducati can be a challenge amidst so many diverse opinions and experiences. This interactive site addresses that challenge by gathering input directly from the riders who own and operate these motorcycles on a daily basis. Here, users cast their votes, contributing to a live ranking that highlights which models are standing up best to the demands of the road from a reliability standpoint.

What Is the Most Reliable Ducati?

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    Ducati Monster 696
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    Known for its reliability, the Monster 696 has a proven track record of durability and longevity.
    The Ducati Monster 696 is a popular naked bike that combines sporty performance with urban style. It is often regarded as one of the most reliable models in the Monster lineup.
    • Engine: L-Twin cylinder, 696cc
    • Power: 80 hp
    • Torque: 50 lb-ft
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame
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    Ducati Multistrada 1200
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    The Multistrada 1200 is a versatile adventure touring bike that has a reputation for being reliable and easy to maintain.
    The Ducati Multistrada 1200 is a high-performance motorcycle designed for all-around versatility and reliability. It is a sport touring bike that combines the agility of a sportbike with the comfort and practicality of a touring motorcycle. The Multistrada 1200 is known for its powerful engine, advanced electronic features, and exceptional handling.
    • Engine Type: 1198.4cc, Ducati Testastretta DVT, L-Twin cylinder
    • Power: 160 hp
    • Torque: 136 Nm
    • Transmission: 6-speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)
    • Suspension: Front - Sachs 48mm fully adjustable USD fork, Rear - Sachs fully adjustable monoshock
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    The SuperSport 950 is a sporty touring bike that offers a great balance of performance and reliability.
    The Ducati SuperSport 950 is a sport-touring motorcycle known for its reliability and performance. It offers a perfect blend of sporty handling and comfort, making it suitable for both long rides and spirited weekend trips. With its sleek design and advanced features, the SuperSport 950 has become a popular choice among Ducati enthusiasts.
    • Engine: 937cc, Testastretta 11° L-twin, 4 valves per cylinder
    • Power: 110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,000 RPM
    • Torque: 69 lb-ft (93 Nm) @ 6,500 RPM
    • Transmission: 6-speed with Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS)
    • Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame
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    Ducati Scrambler
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    The Ducati Scrambler is a retro-inspired motorcycle that offers a reliable and enjoyable riding experience.
    The Ducati Scrambler is a line of motorcycles that pay homage to the iconic Scrambler models of the 1960s. It combines classic design elements with modern technology, offering a comfortable and enjoyable riding experience.
    • Engine: Desmodromic L-Twin, air-cooled, 803 cc
    • Power: 73 hp (54 kW) at 8,250 rpm
    • Torque: 49 lb-ft (67 Nm) at 5,750 rpm
    • Seat Height: 31.1 inches (790 mm)
    • Dry Weight: 381 lbs (173 kg)
    Ducati Scrambler in other rankings
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    The Hypermotard 939 is a high-performance motorcycle that is known for its reliability and ease of maintenance.
    The Ducati Hypermotard 939 is a high-performance motorcycle that combines the agility and versatility of a motocross bike with the power and engineering excellence of Ducati. With its aggressive looks and top-notch performance, it is designed to deliver an exhilarating riding experience on both urban streets and off-road terrain.
    • Engine: 937cc, Testastretta 11° L-Twin
    • Power: 113 horsepower
    • Torque: 71 lb-ft
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Suspension: Fully adjustable 48mm Marzocchi front forks, Sachs rear suspension
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    Ducati Diavel

    The Diavel is a powerful cruiser motorcycle that offers great reliability and durability.
    The Ducati Diavel is a stylish and powerful motorcycle designed with comfort in mind. It combines the best elements of a cruiser and a sport bike, offering a smooth and comfortable ride with an aggressive and muscular appearance. The Diavel is a perfect choice for riders seeking a balance between performance and comfort.
    • Engine: 1,262 cc Testastretta DVT L-twin
    • Power: 157 horsepower
    • Torque: 95 lb-ft
    • Transmission: 6-speed manual
    • Frame: Tubular steel
    Ducati Diavel in other rankings
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    Ducati GT1000

    The GT1000 is a classic-styled motorcycle that has a reliable and low-maintenance engine.
    The Ducati GT1000 is a retro-styled sport touring motorcycle that offers a perfect balance between comfort and performance. It is designed to provide riders with a comfortable and enjoyable ride, while still delivering the thrilling experience that Ducati is known for.
    • Engine: 992cc, air-cooled, L-twin Desmodromic engine
    • Power: 92 hp (67.7 kW) at 8,000 rpm
    • Torque: 67 lb-ft (91 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
    • Seat Height: 31.3 inches (795 mm)
    • Weight: 440 lbs (200 kg)
    Ducati GT1000 in other rankings
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    The Streetfighter V4 is a high-performance naked bike that is known for its reliability and durability.
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    Ducati 848
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    Ducati 848

    The 848 is a sporty bike that offers great reliability and durability.
    The Ducati 848 is a sports motorcycle known for its power, agility, and sleek design. It is a 600 cc sportbike that offers a thrilling riding experience for motorcycle enthusiasts.
    • Engine: 849.4 cc, L-twin, liquid-cooled
    • Power: 134 hp
    • Torque: 70.8 lb-ft
    • Transmission: 6-speed
    • Suspension: Front: Showa fully adjustable upside-down forks; Rear: Showa fully adjustable monoshock
    Ducati 848 in other rankings
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    Ducati Panigale V4
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    The Panigale V4 is a high-performance sportbike that is known for its reliability and durability.
    The Ducati Panigale V4 is a high-performance motorcycle known for its powerful engine and advanced technology. It is designed to provide an exhilarating riding experience on both the road and the track. With its sleek and aggressive design, it showcases Ducati's commitment to style and performance.
    • Engine: Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4
    • Displacement: 1103cc
    • Max Power: 214 hp
    • Max Torque: 91.5 lb-ft
    • Transmission: 6-speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2

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Ranking factors for reliable Ducati

  1. Maintenance
    A well-maintained Ducati is more likely to be reliable. Regular maintenance and timely repairs help prevent major issues.
  2. Model reputation
    Some Ducati models have a better reputation than others for reliability. Research the different models and their reliability history before making a purchase.
  3. Mileage
    The higher the mileage, the more wear and tear on the bike. A lower mileage Ducati is generally considered more reliable.
  4. Riding style
    Some riders are harder on their bikes than others. A Ducati that has been ridden aggressively may be more prone to issues.
  5. Age
    Older Ducatis may have more wear and tear on critical components, which may increase the risk of problems.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most reliable Ducati. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Ducati is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 193 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Ducati once every 24 hours. The rank of each Ducati is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most reliable ducati

Ducati is a brand synonymous with high-performance, Italian engineering and design. The company has been producing motorcycles since the 1940s and has earned a reputation for creating some of the most reliable and thrilling bikes on the market. With so many different models and variations available, it can be difficult to determine which Ducati is the most reliable. Factors like engine size, suspension, and overall build quality all play a role in determining a bike's reliability. At StrawPoll, we've gathered opinions and insights from riders around the world to help you make an informed decision when it comes to choosing your next Ducati. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a novice looking to join the ranks of Ducati enthusiasts, our polls and rankings can provide valuable information about the most reliable models on the market.

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