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Ducati Supersport and Supersport S (2017-2020, 937cc) Maintenance Schedule

2019-2020 Ducati Supersport S-Stock Image

The Ducati Supersport and Supersport S maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

The Ducati Supersport range is the “comfortable superbike”, first released in 2017. It’s available in a base version and in an up-spec Supersport S, which gets

  • 48mm fully-adjustable Öhlins forks and Öhlins shock, an upgrade over the base model’s already competent 43mm fully adjustable Marzocchi forks and Sachs shock (which has preload and rebound adjustment)
  • Standard quick shifter
  • Standard single seat cover
  • Available in white as well as red (base model available only in red)

The Ducati Supersport is based on a 937cc Testrastretta 4-valve-per-cylinder L-twin that makes peak power of 82 kW (110hp) at 9000 rpm. It has a similar maintenance schedule to the Hypermotard 939, which has the same basic engine.

The Ducati Supersport / S from 2017-2020 has a 5-year timing belt change interval, as well as a 30,000 km (18,000 miles) valve inspection “desmo service” interval.

It was replaced in 2021 with the Ducati Supersport 950 and 950S, which share the same engine but for which the scheduled maintenance changed significantly.

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Supersport

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

Note from Ducati on the air filter: “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.

Therefore, change the air filter more often if you need to.

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

Check the engine oil level
Check brake fluid level
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication
Check the brake pads. If necessary, contact your dealer to replace pads
Regular maitnenance for the Ducati Supersport and Supersport S

Ducati Supersport 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.

Note about road use: “This scheduled maintenance chart is designed for a road use. If it is used on the track, even if not during sport competitions, all parts of the motorcycle are more stressed so the routine maintenance operations must be carried out more frequently than indicated.”

If you want to track your Supersport, then talk to Ducati about getting a different service schedule.

Km. x1000115304560Time
mi. x1,0000.69182736(months)
Reading of the error memory with your handy DDS 2.0 and check of software version update on control units12
Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns12
Change engine oil and filter 12
Clean the engine oil mesh filter assembly
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Change timing belts 60
Change spark plugs
Clean air filter
Change air filter
Check brake fluid level 12
Change brake fluid 36
Check brake disc and pad wear. Change, if necessary12
Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and brake disc flange screws12
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 nuts12
Check final drive (chain, front and rear sprocket) and sliding shoe wear12
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 seals12
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the side and central 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
Check the free play of clutch lever 12
Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls 12
Change coolant 48
Check the coolant level and check circuit for damage 12
Check tyre pressure and wear 12
Check the battery charge level12
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 controls12
Reset the Service indication through the DDS 2.012
Final test and road test of the motorcycle, testing safety devices (ex. ABS and DTC), electric fans and idling12
Softly clean the motorcycle (*)12
Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation 12
Maintenance for the Ducati Supersport and Supersport S

General Information on the Ducati Supersport

The Ducati Supersport is the sportbike for the ordinary person, all 7 billion of us who aren’t Valentino Rossi (or the racer of the day).

The Supersport thus has lower power, a more comfortable seating position, and a more friendly torque band.

But it’s still every bit a sport bike. You might compare it to the Kawasaki Ninja 1000, for example, which makes more power but on which you sit bolt upright. Or the Honda VFR800 Interceptor (now discontinued), where you’re in a sporty position but which otherwise feels a little heavy and soft (and gentle… I love the things). Just look at a Supersport — single-sided swing-arm, those short exhausts, that V-twin rumble… this is a sport bike.

In fact, I’d say it’s as much a throwback to the sportbikes of two decades ago than a de-tuned Panigale. Back in the early 2000s, a sport bike didn’t have its clip-on handlebars positioned so low that they were actually below your groin. And their power was around the 110 hp range, just like the Supersport.

The fact that the owners manual mentions that you should service it more often if you take it to the track is cue enough that this is a very capable sporting machine.

Ducati Supersport Owner’s Manual

2019-2020 Ducati Supersport S 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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