The 2015-2017 Ducati Monster 821 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.
This applies to these models:
- 2015 Ducati Monster 821
- 2016 Ducati Monster 821
- 2017 Ducati Monster 821
A lot of maintenance is common to other Monster 821s, and Ducati Monsters in general, as well as other motorcycles with the 821 engine like the Hypermotard 821.
Regular maintenance for the 2015-2017 Ducati Monster 821
This is maintenance that you can do yourself (though the manual says you need a dealer to do it).
The manual notes that: “Using the motorcycle under extreme conditions, such as very damp and muddy roads or dusty and dry environment, could cause above-average wear of components like the drive system, the brakes or the air filter. If the air filter is dirty, the engine could get damaged. Therefore, this might translate in required service or replacement of the wear parts earlier than specified in the scheduled maintenance chart.”
Bearing that in mind, every 1000 km/600 miles miles OR 6 months (whichever comes earlier), perform the following maintenance:
|Check engine oil level|
|Check brake fluid level|
|Check tyre pressure and wear|
|Check the drive chain tension and lubrication|
|Check brake pads. If necessary, contact your dealer to replace pads|
2015-2017 Ducati Monster 821 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 distances and times are mentioned below. Whenever the first of either the time or distance interval is reached, the maintenance is required.
In case of off-road use, it is necessary to perform the maintenance operations more frequently than scheduled.
|Reading of the error memory with DDS and check of
software version update on control units
|Check the presence of any technical updates and recall
|Change engine oil and filter||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Clean the engine oil mesh filter assembly||•||•||•||–|
|Check and/or adjust valve clearance||•||•||–|
|Change timing belts||•||•||60|
|Change spark plugs||•||•||•||•||–|
|Clean air filter||•||•||–|
|Change air filter||•||•||–|
|Check brake fluid level||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change brake fluid||36|
|Check brake disc and pad wear. Change, if necessary||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and
brake disc flange screws
|Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check frame-to-engine fasteners tightening||•||•||•||•||–|
|Check wheel hub bearings||•||•||–|
|Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft||•||•||–|
|Check the cush drive damper on rear sprocket||•||•||–|
|Check the proper tightening of final drive front and rear
|Check final drive (chain, front and rear sprocket) and sliding
|Check final drive chain tension and lubrication||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check steering bearings and lubricate, if necessary||•||•||–|
|Change front fork fluid||•||•||–|
|Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber seals||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the
side and central stand (if any)
|Visually check the fuel lines||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement
and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view
|Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the coolant level and check circuit for damage||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check tyre pressure and wear||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the battery charge level||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the operation of the safety electrical devices (side
stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine stop
switch, gear/neutral sensor)
|Check lighting, turn indicators, horn and controls||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Reset the Service indication through the DDS||•||•||•||•||•||–|
|Final test and road test of the motorcycle, testing safety
devices (ex. ABS and DTC), electric fans and idling
|Softly clean the motorcycle||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation
General Information on the 2015-2017 Ducati Monster 821
The 2015 Ducati Monster 821 is powered by the same second-generation 821 cc Testastretta 11-degree engine found in the Ducati Hypermotard. It makes a reported 112 horsepower at 9,250 rpm and 65.9 foot-pounds of torque at 7,750 rpm. Like the Panigale, the motor acts as a stressed member of the chassis and is attached directly to the trellis frame.
2015-2017 Ducati Monster 821 Owner’s Manual
The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual. You can download it below. You can download it from the Ducati website here.