The other day coming home the Hyperstrada’s odometer ticked over 6000 miles. I found myself thinking that it was time do do a service… oh wait.
For the first 75,000 miles of ducati owner ship that’s what I did, every 6000 miles (or there about) I took it in and got the valves checked. It was surprisingly nice to get the 695 engine and bump that up to 7,500 miles. So you can imagine my delight now that I’m only a third of the way through my service interval. I will need to get an oil change soon, but not for another 3000 miles according to Ducati. (Which I’m being cautious with and sent my oil in to be tested last week)
I’m really looking forward to the next 12,000 miles until my first valve service. I’m sure it will be a bit more expensive since there are four valves per cylinder instead of two, but we’ll figure that out sometime near the one year anniversary of the bike ownership.