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The detailed comparison between Ducati Monster 1200 and Ducati Hyperstrada 821 can help you decide which one of them will suit you better. The decision on your next motorcycle purchase should be all based on your personal preferences for speed, handling and comfort. If you compare the motorcycles you are interested in by analysing their technical specifications, features and pictures, the list of favourite ones could be shortened to just a few models. The best way to explore them is to actually sit on these bikes and check how much comfort you get with each of them.

Ducati-Monster 1200   vs   Ducati-Hyperstrada 821
Picture of Ducati - Monster 1200Picture of Ducati - Monster 1200
Ducati manufacturer Ducati
Monster 1200 bike name Hyperstrada 821
Naked mootorcycle type Sport touring
2014 year since 2013
220 / 81 / 104 cm overall size L/W/H(cm)217 / 80 / 105.5 cm
1198 cc engine displacement (cc)821 cc
electronic fuel injection system, 53mm throttle bodies fuel supply method electronic fuel injection system
12.5:1 compression ratio 12.8:1
106x67.9 mm bore and stroke 88x67.5 mm
155mm (6.1 inches) ground clearance 145mm (5.7 inches)
3.7litres (3.9 quarts) engine oil capacity3.4litres (3.6 quarts)
17.5 litres (4.6 gallons) fuel tank capacity 16.0 litres (4.2 gallons)
259 km/h (161 mph) top speed198 km/h (123 mph)
135 hppeak horsepower 110 hp
118 nm (87 ft lbs)max torque 89 nm (65.6 ft lbs)
182 kg (401 lbs) dry weight181 kg (399 lbs)
209 kg (461 lbs) curb weight (wet weight) 204 kg (450 lbs)
43mm fully adjustable inverted forks with 130mm wheel travel front suspension 43mm inverted fork, 150mm front wheel travel
progresive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock. The rear wheel travel is 249mm. rear suspension Single sachs shock preload and rebound adjustable aluminum single-sided swingarm. The rear wheel travel is 150mm.
120/70-ZR17 front tyre size 120/70-ZR17
190/55-ZR17 rear tyre size 180/55-ZR17
6-speed transmission type 6-speed manual, wet multiplate clutch, mechanically operated
Electric starting, electronic ignition ignition / starting Electric starter
two 320mm semi-floating discs with radially mounted Brembo calipers front brakes Dual 320mm hydraulic disc, four-piston Brembo monoblock radial caliperrs, standard ABS
Single 245mm disc with twin-piston floating calipers and standard ABS equipmentrear brakes one disc with 245mm diameter and sigle-piston Brembo caliper, standard ABS
Chain drivefinal drive typeChain drive
Liquid coolingcooling typeLiquid cooling
6.10 l/100km (38.6 mpg)fuel economy (consumption)5.60 l/100km (42 mpg)
technical specifications of Ducati Monster 1200see data separatelytechnical specifications of Ducati Hyperstrada 821

Although Ducati Monster 1200 has a bigger engine displacement than Ducati Hyperstrada 821 it doesn't necessarily mean it is more powerful or better performing bike. The bigger compression ratio of 12.8:1 belongs to the second bike. This parameter shows how the volume in the engine cylinder when the piston is at the bottom end relates to the volume when the piston is at the top end. If we have two motorcycles with the same engine displacement but one of them has a bigger compression ratio it will has lesser fuel consumption.
One of the advantages of Ducati Hyperstrada 821 compared to Ducati Monster 1200 is the better fuel economy of 42 mpg it has. The other bike has a fuel economy of 38.6 mpg. There are two ways of showing the fuel economy of a motorcycle - describing how many miles it can travel with a single gallon of fuel (mpg) or how many litters of fuel it is burning on a 100 kilometer trip (l\100km).
bike tiresEach motorcycle should be fitted with the type of tyres that are specified for it. The right choice also depends on your style of riding, whether you are speeding and riding agressively. Tires have a code of numbers and letters printed on their sides and these are important to be understood properly when looking for matching tires. The first number is the width of the tire in millimeters. Both motorcycles have the same with of their front tires - 120 mm. After that comes the aspect ration shown by the second number in the code. The third number shows the size of the rim - its diameter measured in inches. Buying motorcycle tires online can save you precious time and cash.
The ground clearance of Ducati Monster 1200 (155mm) is bigger than the one of Ducati Hyperstrada 821 (bbb2mm). Usually given in millimeters in the technical data sheets, the ground clearance refers to the space between ground level and underside of a motorcycle’s chassis and sometimes is called ride height. To say it shortly, this is the smallest of the measures between the road surface and any mechanical part of the motorcycle.
Ducati Monster 1200 is the faster of the two with top speed of 259 kilometers per hour against the max speed of 198 km/h specified to its opponent Ducati Hyperstrada 821. Sometimes of course motorcycle speed statistics may be contradictory from various sources.liquid cooling system of a motorcycle
Those two motorcycle use the same cooling system - liquid. Liquid-cooled engines have a narrower range of operating temperatures compared to the air-cooled ones. Therefore liquid cooled motors can run with carburetion set to burn all the fuel in the mixture. The circulation of the coolant from the radiator to the engine is helped by the water pump. A fan is turned on if needed by a thermostat to draw more air over the radiator in case the motorcycle slows down. Water jackets in a liquid cooled engine act as sound insulators and make it quieter.
motorcycle with chain final drive These two motorcycles (Ducati Monster 1200 and Ducati Hyperstrada 821) have the same type of final drive which is chain. One of the most economical way to drive horsepower from the engine to the rear wheel of the motorcycle is achieved with the chain drive and therefore it is still the most used among the three options by bike manufacturers. Many bikers may complain of the need of constant care though. Since the chain is exposed to dust, sun and rain it needs to be periodically cleaned and properly lubricated.
Compression ratio - this parameter refers to how the cylinder's space changes from when the piston is down at its lowest point to when the piston is up at its highest point in the stroke. The value of the compression ratio of Ducati Hyperstrada 821 is 12.8:1 based on the information in its technical data and for Ducati Monster 1200 the ratio is 12.5:1. Premium fuel might be recommended for some motorcycles with high levels of compression ration in order to avoid engine knocking. It plays a big role in engine efficiency because bigger compression ratio means better thermal efficiency and more mileage with the same amount of gas.
The good quality of the engine oil is an important factor in keeping the motorcycle in peak condition. Synthetic engine oils are considered the most technically advanced one and are more expensive than the mineral oils which come at lower price. As a general rule it should be changed on every 6000 kilometers or 3700 miles. Synthetic oil can be changed less often though. A good practice is to replace the oil filter with each or every second oil change. The oil capacity of Ducati Monster 1200 is 3.7 litres and the engine oil of Ducati Hyperstrada 821 is 3.4 litres as per their technical specs. When changing the oil it is advisable to put less than the specified oil capacity and to check the level. Pouring exactly the proper amount of oil needed is achieved by observing the level sight window or the dipstick marks.


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