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
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
- General workshop tools (sockets, pliers, wrenches etc.) for motorcycles and other use
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 T4 for everything from street use to racing.|
|Oil filter||Genuine 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 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.
|Chain lubricant||The 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 brush||A chain cleaner brush makes cleaning off grime and then distributing new lubricant much more easy.|
|Paddock stand||Lubricating 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 lubricant||Remember 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.|
|Grease||Get a good lithium soap based grease for lubricating major components like your side stand, centre stand, and bearings.|
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||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||X||X||–|
|Change spark plugs||X||X||X||X||–|
|Change the air filter||X||X||–|
|Check brake fluid level||X||X||X||X||X||12|
|Change brake fluid||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||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|
|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.