The Ducati Hypermotard 950 and 950SP maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.
The Ducati Hypermotard 950 replaced the earlier model Ducati Hypermotard 939. The Hypermotard 950 SP has better suspension and wheels, but for maintenance purposes, is essentially the same bike.
The Hypermotard 950 and 950 SP continue the same tradition of being an everday, casual hooligan’s motorcycle. The engine is the same 937cc Testrastretta 11 degree V-twin as its predecessor, but the frame and ergonomics are new for the 2019 model. The result is the same frantic everyday sports bike, but with 4 kg (9 pounds) less kerb weight… due in part to the lower fuel capacity, of course.
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Regular maintenance for the Ducati Hypermotard 950
This is maintenance that you can do yourself (though the manual says you need a dealer to do it).
Ducati says that: “Using the motorcycle under extreme conditions, such as very damp and muddy roads or dusty and dry environment, could cause above-average wear of components like the drive system, the brakes or the air filter. If the air filter is dirty, the engine could get damaged.” In other words, if you’re racing or riding in dusty areas, service the bike more regularly.
Here’s the everyday maintenance for the Hyper 950. Every 1000 km/600 miles miles OR 6 months (whichever comes earlier, perform the following maintenance:
|Check engine oil level|
|Check brake fluid level|
|Check tyre pressure and wear|
|Check the drive chain tension and lubrication|
|Check brake pads, replacing if necessary.|
Ducati Hypermotard 950 and 950 SP 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 best news is: the maintenance schedule for the Hyper 950 is, like its predecessor, quite generous. There are still timing belts, but you don’t have to change them until you hit 30,000 km (or 18,000 miles), or 5 years. Things have changed since the days of earlier air-cooled Ducatis.
Some of the maintenance items need specialist Ducati equipment. But many of these things you can do yourself.
|Reading of the error memory with DDS and check of software version update on control units (if you have it)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change engine oil and filter||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Clean the engine oil mesh filter assembly||•||•||•||–|
|Check and/or adjust valve clearances||•||•||–|
|Change timing belts||•||•||60|
|Change spark plugs||•||•||12|
|Clean air filter||•||•||–|
|Change air filter||•||•||–|
|Check brake and clutch fluid level||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Change brake and clutch fluid||36|
|Check brake disk and pad wear. Change if necessary||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and brake disk flange screws||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the proper tightening of the rear brake disc and phonic wheel||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|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 wear||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check final drive chain tension and lubrication||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check steering bearings and lubricate, if necessary||•||•||–|
|Change front fork fluid||•||–|
|Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber seals||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the side and central stand (if any)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Visually check the fuel lines||•||•||–|
|Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the coolant level and check circuit for damage||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check tyre pressure and wear||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the battery charge level||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|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|
|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 idling||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Softly clean the motorcycle||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation (Service Booklet)||•||•||•||•||•||12|
General Information on the Ducati Hypermotard 950
Aggressive look, sporty and fearless character: the Hypermotard 950 goes back to the roots of competition motard style without sacrificing the sporty essence.
The wide handlebar, narrow sides, and low weight mean it’s easy to change directions. And the 114 HP Testastretta 11 degree engine means the Hypermotard 950 can offer unlimited excitement and fun.
The major upgrades of the Hypermotard 950 over the Hypermotard 939 are
- A revised frame and seating position
- Revised tuning for the 937cc engine — 82% of peak torque is available from as low as 3000 rpm, peaking at 7,250 rpm
- Higher compression ratio — 13.3:1 vs the older 12.6:1
- Hydraulic clutch – no more clutch cable
- Quickshifter standard on the SP (up and down)
- Six-axis Bosch IMU with cornering ABS
- Better suspension — even the base 950’s marzocchi forks and sachs shock are fully adjustable. Gone are the days of the soft suspension of the old 821.
- Improved TFT dash
Ducati Hypermotard 950 and 950 SP Owner’s Manual
The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual. You can download it from the Ducati website here.