Originally Posted by GODSPEED
Nope, that someone was not very educated on Ducati's. The valve CHECKS used to be every 3000 miles. They are now set for every 6000 miles; this is part of Ducati's new marketing. Unless they are ridden very hard, most bikes rarely need valve adjustments after the initial break-in.
Actually... The 695's valves get checked / adjusted every 7500 miles (used to be 5K). The BMW's valves get checked every 6000.
Maybe that's what you were thinking of... BMW's are a little fussy that way.