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Ducati Hypermotard 939 (2016 to 2018, including SP) Maintenance Schedule

2016-2018 Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP Owner's Manual Screenshot

The Ducati Hypermotard 939 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual. This maintenance schedule also applies to the Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP.

Both the Ducati Hypermotard 939 and the Hypermotard 939 SP share the same underlying engine and base components. The SP has much better suspension and a higher price tag. But it’s well worth it — owners of the standard 939 complain of soft, under-sprung suspension.

The Hypermotard 939 replaced the earlier Hypermotard 821. Everything’s better on the 939, and owners of the 821 generally are happy with the upgrade.

In 2019, Ducati released the Hypermotard 950 and 950 SP. They kept the same basic engine configuration and maintenance schedule, but the bike was upgraded in many ways with ride aids and other improvements, as well as Euro 5 emissions compliance on the later models.

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Hypermotard 939

This is maintenance that you can do yourself (though the manual says you need a dealer to do it).

Every 1000 km/600 miles miles OR 6 months (whichever comes earlier, perform the following maintenance:

Checking the engine oil level (high-quality synthetic, e.g. Motul 7100 or Shell Advance Ultra 15W-50)
Check the brake and clutch fluid level (Castrol DOT 4)
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (use Motul Chain Lube, or a Motul Chain Care Kit)
Check the brake pads (Front: 2x OEM 61341021A or EBC FA630HH; Rear: 2x 61340381A or EBC FA266HH)
Regular maintenance for the Ducati Hypermotard 939

Ducati Hypermotard 939 Maintenance Schedule Table

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier.

This maintenance schedule is in the same format as in the manual, though altered to fit this screen.

The big one is replacing the timing belts — this needs to be done every five years.

Some of the following maintenance schedule items are really just for a dealer. I’ve marked those with a [D].

km x1000115304560Time
miles x10000.69182736Months
[D] Reading of the error memory with DDS and check of software version update on control units12
[D] Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns12
Change engine oil and filter (Motul 7100 or Shell Advance Ultra 15W-50, HF153RC oil filter)12
Clean the engine oil mesh filter assembly
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Change timing belts (part 73740252A)60
Change spark plugs (NGK MAR9A-J)
Clean air filter
Change air filter (42610191A or DU-1006)
Check brake fluid level 12
Change brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)36
Check brake disc and pad wear. Change, if necessary12
Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and brake disc flange screws12
Check frame-to-engine fasteners tightening
Check wheel hub bearings
Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft
Check the cush drive damper on rear sprocket
Check the proper tightening of final drive front and rear
sprocket nuts
12
Check final drive (chain, front and rear sprocket) and sliding shoe wear12
Check final drive chain tension and lubrication (lubricate with Motul Chain Paste)12
Check steering bearings and lubricate, if necessary
Change front fork fluid
Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber seals12
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the side and centre stand (if any)12
Visually check the fuel lines12
Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view12
Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls 12
Change coolant (ethylene glycol-based coolant)48
Check the coolant level and check circuit for damage 12
Check tyre pressure and wear 12
Check the battery charge level 12
Check idling12
Check the operation of all electric safety devices (side stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine kill switch, gear/neutral sensor)12
Check lighting, turn indicators, horn and controls 12
[D] Reset the Service indication through the DDS 2.0
Final test and road test of the motorcycle, testing safety devices (ex. ABS and DTC), electric fans and idling12
Softly clean the motorcycle12
[D] Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation 12
Maintenance Schedule for the Ducati Hypermotard 939

General Information on the Ducati Hypermotard 939

Ducati updated its Hypermotard for the 2016 model year and carried that forward to 2018. The Ducati Hypermotard 939 replaced the earlier Hypermotard 821.

The Hypermotard 939 is Ducati’s larger-engined and now Euro 4-compliant version of the same hooligan motard that’s fairly unique in the motorcycling world. Frankly, there’s nothing quite like it.

The new engine has a 937cc displacmement and makes 82 kW or 113 horsepower. The narrow Testastretta 11 degree format has proven to be a pretty reliable engine, only needing “relatively infrequent” 30,000 km valve service checks. Gone are the days of the air-cooled engines and their 12,000 km valve checks, that people just often didn’t do.

Aside from that, Ducati ironed out some of the kinks with their earlier Hypermotard 821. The clutch is no longer grabby and the fuelling is much improved.

As with the earlier 821, the SP edition of the Hypermotard 939 is the one you should be after. It has Öhlins front and rear suspension that’s fully adjustable, and it makes a huge difference to the handling. Not in the least because you can at least adjust it to suit rider preferences.

Ducati Hypermotard 939 Owner’s Manual

2016-2018 Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP Owner's Manual Screenshot

The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual. You can download it from the Ducati website here.

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