The Ducati Hyperstrada 821 Maintenance Schedule — sourced from the owner’s manual.
This applies to these models:
- 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada 821
- 2014 Ducati Hyperstrada 821
- 2015 Ducati Hyperstrada 821
The Hyperstrada 821 was an evolution of the Hypermotard line. It’s basically a Hypermotard but slightly configured for touring, with standard bags, a centre stand, a windscreen, and hand guards. It’s well-configured for going a long distance and then going berserk when you’re there. Unfortunately there’s no “SP” version of the Hyperstrada so you’re stuck with somewhat soft suspension.
After 2015, the Hyperstrada 821 was replaced with the Hyperstrada 939.
A lot of the maintenance schedule for the Ducati Hyperstrada 821 is common to the Ducati Monster 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:
- The most essential motorcycle tools for everyday maintenance
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What you need to maintain the Ducati Hyperstrada 821
The following is a list of consumables (things like oil, spark plugs etc.) you need to maintain the Ducati Hyperstrada 821.
|Oil||Ducati 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 T6 (a high-grade diesel oil that’s JASO MA-rated) for everything from street use to racing.|
|Oil filter||Genuine Ducati part is 44440037A. I’d suggest removing that and using a HifloFiltro HF153RC oil filter which can be changed with a normal wrench.|
|Brake fluid, Clutch fluid||Ducati 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.|
|Coolant||Ducati 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 belt||Is 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 pads||Standard brake pads code is 61341021A. You can also use EBC FA630HH for more bite/feel.|
|Rear brake pads||Use original part number 61340951A, EBC part number FA266HH for more bite/feel (and availability online)|
|Spark plugs||NGK code MAR9A-J. Note they’re sold individually (and you have two cylinders).|
|Air filter||The part number for the air filter is 42610191A. You can also use K&N DU-1006.|
You may also need the following general consumables to maintain your Monster 821.
|Paddock Stand — Makes maintaining your chain or doing other maintenance much easier.|
|Motul chain paste — one of the most highly-regarded chain lubes. Easy to apply, doesn’t fling off. If you need more stuff, get the Motul chain care kit as an affordable package.|
|Always good to have on hand lithium soap-based grease for lubing external pivot points (like the swingarm) and bearings.|
|Use Protect all cable life to lubricate your cables and controls.|
Regular maintenance for the Ducati Hyperstrada 821
This is maintenance that you can do yourself (though the manual says you need a dealer to do it).
Every 1000 km/600 miles or 6 months (whichever comes sooner)
|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|
Ducati Hyperstrada 821 Maintenance Schedule Table
List of operations with type of intervention (distance or time interval – whichever earlier).
This maintenance schedule is in the same format as in the manual, though if it were me I’d re-order it a bit.
|Miles (x1000)||0.6||9||18||27||36||Time (months)|
|Reading of the error memory with DDS and check of Software version update on control units.||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Change engine oil and filter (Shell Rotella T6 — trust me!, KN-153)||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Lubricate clutch lever cable pawl||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Clean engine oil filter at intake||X||–|
|Check and/or adjust valve clearance||X||X||–|
|Replace the timing belts (73740252A)||X||X||–|
|Change spark plugs (MAR9A-J)||X||X||X||X||–|
|Change the air filter||X||X||–|
|Check brake fluid level||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Change brake fluid (DOT 4 only)||36|
|Check pad wear and brake discs. Replace if necessary||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check tightening of the safety components (brake disc flange screws, brake calliper screws, front/rear wheel nuts, sprocket and final drive sprocket nuts)||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft||X||X||–|
|Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (use a Motul chain care kit)||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check final drive wear (chain, front and rear sprockets) and chain sliding shoes||X||X||X||X||12|
|Visual check of front fork and rear shock absorber seals||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Change the front fork fluid||X||–|
|Check the freedom of movement and tightening of side and central stand (if installed)||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check coolant level||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Change coolant (ethylene glycol pre-mix)||X||48|
|Check electric fan operation||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check tyre pressure and wear||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check the battery charge level||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check the operation of the safety electrical devices (side stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine stop switch, gear/neutral sensor)||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check the indicators and lighting||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Reset Service indication through DDS||X||X||X||X||X||–|
|Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices (ex. ABS and DTC)||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Softly clean the motorcycle||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation (Service Booklet)||X||X||X||X||X||12|
General Information on the Ducati Hyperstrada 821
The Ducati Hypersrada is one of the Ducati’s Hypermotard family, although it’s a blend of the Hypermotard and Hyperstrada.
It’s essentially a Hypermotard that’s more comfortably set up for touring, with a better seat, luggage, and a slightly more comfortable position.
But the engine and the electronics are exactly the same. It has an 821cc 11-degree Testrastretta (“narrow head”) L-twin pushing out over 110 hp.
The specific characteristics of the Ducati Hyperstrada 821 that distinguish it from other Hypermotards are the:
- Luggage on both sides
- Touring screen
- More comfortable seat
Ducati Monster Hyperstrada 821 Owner’s Manual
The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual from Ducati.com. You can download it below.