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Ducati Hypermotard 821 and 821 SP Maintenance Schedule

2013 Ducati Hypermotard SP-Stock Image

The Ducati Hypermotard 821 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

The Ducati Hypermotard 821 was produced between 2013 and 2015.

So this maintenance schedule applies to

  • 2013 Ducati Hypermotard (and Hypermotard 821 SP)
  • 2014 Ducati Hypermotard (and Hypermotard 821 SP)
  • 2015 Ducati Hypermotard (and Hypermotard 821 SP)

Both the Hypermotard base model and SP are based on the same underlying tech — the 821cc engine, a trellis frame, and the same seating position.

But they’re very different in suspension, wheels, and brakes.

2014-2015 Ducati Hypermotard SP-Stock Image
  • Suspension: The standard Hypermotard has a 43mm KYB fork and a Sachs shock, offering 6.7 inches of travel in front and 5.9 in back, whereas the SP has 50mm Marzocchi fork and an Öhlins shock, offering 7.3 inches of front travel and 6.9 in back
  • Wheels: The standard Hypermotard 821 has cast aluminum wheels, whereas the SP has lightweight forged Marchesini wheels.
  • Brakes: The standard Hypermotard has Brembo M4-32 monoblock brakes with four-piston calipers, whereas the SP has a radial-pump master cylinder (but otherwise the same components).

Other SP upgrades include a tapered aluminum handlebar (in place of steel), magnesium cam covers and carbon-fiber front fender and cam-belt covers.

Regardless, maintenance on them is the same.

Generally, maintenance is similar to the stablemate the Hyperstrada 821.

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Tools you may need to maintain your motorcycle

To maintain your motorcycle you need to make sure you have the best oil and other consumables, motorcycle-specific tools, and other tools for your workshop.

Below we’ve listed:

What you need to maintain the Ducati Hypermotard 821

The following is a list of consumables (things like oil, spark plugs etc.) you need to maintain the Ducati Hypermotard 821.

OilDucati recommends Shell Advance Ultra motorcycle oil. You need 3.7L for a complete oil change. It’s hard to find and expensive so people suggest Mobil 1 Synthetic. A lot of Ducati owners use Shell Rotella T4 for everything from street use to racing.
Oil filterGenuine Ducati part is 44440037A. I’d suggest removing that and using a K&N KN-153 oil filter which can be changed with a normal wrench.
Brake fluid, Clutch fluidDucati recommends Shell Advance DOT 4, but that’s quite hard to find, so Castrol DOT 4 Synthetic is a good and very high-quality alternative.
CoolantDucati recommends Shell Advance Coolant or a 35-40% mix of Glycoshell, a Nitrite, Amine, and Phosphate-free coolant. This is quite hard to find. But any ethylene glycol-based coolant will do the job.
Timing beltIs it time to change the timing belt? Don’t put it off… a broken timing belt will cost you a lot! You need part number 73740252A (and you need two).
Front brake padsStandard brake pads code is 61341021A. You can also use EBC FA630HH for more bite/feel.
Rear brake padsUse original part number 61340951A, EBC part number FA266HH for more bite/feel (and availability online)
Spark plugsNGK code MAR9A-J. Note they’re sold individually (and you have two cylinders).
Air filterThe part number for the air filter is 42610191A. You can also use K&N DU-1006.
Consumables for Ducati 821 series engines (Monster, Hyper)

You may also need the following general consumables to maintain your Monster 821.

Chain lubricantmotorcycle maintenance tools - motul chain pasteThe chain needs to be lubricated every 800 km/500 miles (or more, if it gets wet/dirty), with variations recommended between manufacturers. Motul chain paste is cheap and well-loved.
Chain cleaner brushmotorcycle maintenance - chain cleanerA chain cleaner brush makes cleaning off grime and then distributing new lubricant much more easy.
Paddock standmotorcycle maintenance tools - paddock standLubricating the chain and changing the oil both become a lot easier once you use an affordable paddock stand (not necessary if you have a center stand).
Cable lubricantmotorcycle maintenance - cable lubricantRemember to lubricate your clutch cable (and brake cables if you have them) with a cable lubricant. Protect All Cable Life is a good general-purpose lubricant.
GreaseGet a good lithium soap based grease for lubricating major components like your side stand, centre stand, and bearings.
General motorcycle consumables — Brake fluid, chain lube, clutch lube, and grease

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Hypermotard 821 and Hypermotard 821 SP

This is maintenance that you can do yourself (though the manual says you need a dealer to do it).

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
Base maintenance for the Ducati Hypermotard 821

Ducati Hypermotard 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.

km x1000 115304560Time
miles x1000 0.69182736Months
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 engine oil filter at intake
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Replace the timing belts 60
Change spark plugs 60
Change the air filter
Check brake fluid level 12
Change brake fluid 36
Check pad wear and brake discs. Replace if necessary12
Check tightening of the safety components (brake disc
flange screws, brake calliper screws, front/rear wheel
nuts, sprocket and final drive sprocket nuts)
Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication12
Check final drive wear (chain, front and rear sprockets)
and chain sliding shoes
Visual check of front fork and rear shock absorber seals 12
Change the front fork fluid
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of side
and central stand (if installed)
Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement
and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view
Check coolant level 12
Change coolant 48
Check electric fan operation 12
Check tyre pressure and wear 12
Check the battery charge level12
Check idling12
Check the operation of the safety electrical devices (side
stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine stop
switch, gear/neutral sensor)
Check the indicators and lighting 12
Reset Service indication through DDS
Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices
(ex. ABS and DTC)
Softly clean the motorcycle12
Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation
(Service Booklet)
Maintenance schedule for Ducati Hypermotard 821

General Information on the Ducati Hypermotard 821

Ducati has revealed its new 2013 Hypermotard at the EICMA Motor Show.

The new bike is powered by a 821 cc Testastretta 11° DS v-twin engine which features a longer stroke and a smaller bore than what you’d usually find among the 848 cc bikes.

The unit cranks out 110 hp and 65.8 lbs.ft of torque at 7750 rpm and needs to deal with a weight of only 436.5 lbs, so you can expect mind-blowing speed and groundbreaking acceleration.

In reality, the Hypermotard 821 is one of those motorcycles that people describe as a “Hooligan” bike. This means, frankly, that it wheelies a lot! The SP is the pick of the two, as the standard 821 has suspension that lets it down a bit.

Ducati Hypermotard 821 and 821 SP Owner’s Manual

Ducati Hypermotard 821 Owner's Manual Screenshot
Screenshot from Ducati Hypermotard 821 Owners 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.

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