Ducati Hyperstrada 821 (2013-2015) Maintenance Schedule
This is the Ducati Hyperstrada 821 maintenance schedule and service intervals, sourced from the owner’s manual and parts references. This applies to the Ducati Hyperstrada 821 made between 2013 and 2015 (all the years in which it was manufactured).
The Hyperstrada 821 was an evolution of the Hypermotard line. It’s basically a Hypermotard but configured for touring, with standard bags, centre stand, 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.
Like the Hypermotard 821, the Hyperstrada 821 is based around an 821cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected 90-degree L-twin named the Testastretta 11-degree engine (though there are other motors with a Testastretta 11-degree configuration). In the Hyperstrada, the motor makes 81 kW (110 hp) at 9250 rpm, and peak torque of 89 Nm (66 ft-lb) at 7750 rpm.
A lot of the maintenance schedule for the Ducati Hyperstrada 821 is common to the Ducati Monster 821, with which the Hyper 821 shares an engine.
After 2015, the Hyperstrada 821 was replaced with the Ducati Hyperstrada 939.
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What you need to maintain the Ducati Hyperstrada 821
To maintain your Hyper 821 you need to make sure you have the best oil and other consumables, motorcycle-specific tools, and other tools for your workshop.
The following is a list of consumables (things like oil, spark plugs etc.) you need to maintain the Ducati Hyperstrada 821.
|Part||Ducati Hyperstrada 821 spec|
|Oil||Ducati recommends Shell Advance Ultra 15W-50 motorcycle oil, or another high-quality synthetic motorcycle oil like Motul 7100 15W-50 or Mobil 1 Synthetic 15W-50.|
|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 low-silicate, and nitrite-, amine-, and phosphate-free coolant. Motorex M3.0 is a suitable alternative.|
|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.|
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):
|Regular maintenance for Ducati Hyperstrada 821|
|Check engine oil level (if necessary, top up with Motul 7100 15W-50)|
|Check brake fluid level (top up with Castrol DOT 4)|
|Check tyre pressure and wear|
|Check the drive chain tension and lubrication|
|Check brake pads, and replace if necessary. (FA630HH at front, FA266HH at rear)|
Ducati Hyperstrada 821 Maintenance Schedule Table
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Ducati Hyperstrada 821.
Notes on the maintenance schedule:
- Observe the earlier of the time or distance-based interval.t’s the same contents as tnList of operations with type of intervention (distance or time interval – whichever earlier).
- The break-in service is omitted (it has been done by now, and usually a dealer does it during the warranty period)
- Items for Ducati mechanics that require specialist equipment are marked [D].
|Km x 1000||15||30||45||60|
|Miles x 1000||9||18||27||36||Months|
|[D] Reading of the error memory with DDS and check of Software version update on control units.||X||X||X||X||12|
|[D] Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns||X||X||X||X||12|
|Change engine oil and filter (Motul 7100 15W-50, HF153RC)||X||X||X||X||12|
|Lubricate clutch lever cable pawl||X||X||X||X||12|
|Clean engine oil filter at intake||–|
|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||12|
|Change brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)||36|
|Check pad wear. Replace if necessary (FA630HH at front, FA266HH at rear)||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check brake discs. Replace if necessary||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||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||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||12|
|Change the front fork fluid||X||–|
|Check the freedom of movement and tightening of side and central stand||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||12|
|Check coolant level||X||X||X||X||12|
|Change coolant (ethylene glycol pre-mix)||X||48|
|Check electric fan operation||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check tyre pressure and wear||X||X||X||X||12|
|Check the battery charge level||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||12|
|Check the indicators and lighting||X||X||X||X||12|
|[D] Reset Service indicator through DDS||X||X||X||X||–|
|Road test of the motorcycle, testing the safety devices (ex. ABS and DTC)||X||X||X||X||12|
|Softly clean the motorcycle||X||X||X||X||12|
|[D] Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation (Service Booklet)||X||X||X||X||12|
About the Ducati Hyperstrada 821
The Ducati Hyperstrada is one of the Ducati’s Hypermotard family, although it’s a blend of the Hypermotard and Multistrada.
It’s essentially a Hypermotard that’s more comfortably set up for touring, with a better seat, luggage, and a slightly more comfortable position. Or you could consider it a Hyperstrada but with a little more hooligan personality, and less of a bias towards very long-distance (just medium distance).
The engine and the electronics are exactly the same between the Hyperstrada and Hypermotard. It has an 821cc 11-degree Testrastretta (“narrow head”) L-twin pushing out around 81 kW or 110 hp at 9250 rpm — a rev range that means you do not have to rev the Hyper 821 above 10K to have fun.
The specific characteristics of the Ducati Hyperstrada 821 that distinguish it from other Hypermotards are the:
- Luggage on both sides as standard
- Touring screen
- More comfortable seat
- Center stand
- Hand guards
Other than that, it’s a very similar bike.
The Ducati Hyperstrada 821 has very simple ride gear. Its front suspension is a Kayaba 43mm upside-down fork with no adjustability, and the rear shock is a Sachs monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping.
The simple non-adjustable front suspension is one of the shortfalls of the Hyperstrada 821. Unlike the Hypermotard 821, there’s no “SP” version with fully adjustable sportbike-level suspension. And so the Hyperstrada 821 suffers from dive under heavy braking or cornering.
The front brakes of the Hyperstrada 821 are medium-spec Brembo M 4.32 calipers on 320mm discs. They’re more than capable considering the engine and suspension setup.
The Hyperstrada 821 is a strange bike to look at. It has a duck bill like a dirt bike (or… like a duck), but it has standard side bags and centrestand, like a traditional touring bike. Its handlebars are way up and the riding position is “sit up and beg”, but the windscreen isn’t that tall.
But the Hyperstrada 821 is quite well-equipped by the spec sheet. It comes with ABS, DTC, an LCD dash, and riding modes. There’s quite a lot to play with.
The Hyperstrada 821 was replaced by the Hyperstrada 939, but that was the last of this concept of motorcycle from Ducati.
Ducati Monster Hyperstrada 821 Owner’s Manual
The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual from Ducati.com.