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

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

The Ducati Hypermotard 939 replaced the earlier Hypermotard 821. It’s the same concept of motorcycle — an urban warrior with an upright chassis — but based on Ducati’s newer 937cc liquid-cooled L-twin. With a compression ratio of 126:1, the Hypermotard 939 makes peak of 83.1 kW (113 CV / 111 hp) at 9000 rpm, and peak torque of 98 Nm (72 ft-lb) at 7500 rpm.

Both the Ducati Hypermotard 939 and the Hypermotard 939 SP share the same underlying engine and base components, though the SP has improved suspension and a higher price tag.

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.

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Ducati Hypermotard 939 Service Intervals

Generally, the Ducati Hypermotard 939 has maintenance intervals of 9 000 miles / 15 000 km or 12 months.

At every service, change the engine oil and oil filter, and do a once-over of the motorcycle for leaks, wear, and damage.

The desmo service is ever 18 000 miles / 30 000 km, at which point you also change the air filter and spark plugs. The timing belts have to be replaced either then or at 5-year intervals.

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Hypermotard 939

This is the regular maintenance for your motorcycle.

Every 1 000 km / 600 miles OR 6 months (whichever comes earlier), perform the following maintenance:

Hypermotard 939 — regular maintenance
Checking the engine oil level (high-quality synthetic, e.g. Motul 7100 15W-50 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 Paste, 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 the Ducati Hypermotard 939 with a distance or time interval. This maintenance schedule is in the same format as in the manual, though altered to fit this screen.


  • Some of the following maintenance schedule items need dealer tools. These are marked [D].
  • The break-in service is omitted as these bikes are all broken in.
  • Follow the earlier of time or distance-based intervals.
km x 100015304560Time
miles x 10009182736Months
[D] Read the error memory with DDS and check for software version update on control units12
[D] Check the presence of any technical updates and recall campaigns12
Change engine oil and filter (Motul 7100 10W-40, 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
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

About the Ducati Hypermotard 939

Ducati Hypermotard 939 base model RHS outdoor.jpeg
Base model Hyper 939, White

The Ducati Hypermotard 939 came in 2016, replacing the earlier Hypermotard 821.

The Hypermotard 939 took the basic formula of the Hypermotard 821 — an upright sportbike powered by a liquid-cooled 4-valve-per-cylinder Testastretta L-twin motor — and upgraded most of the components, most notably the motor.

While the Hyper 821 had a few teething issues, these were smoothed out for the Hypermotard 939. With the addition of the more capable motor giving a broader spectrum of torque (though only a small bump in power), it’s a significant upgrade over the 821.

The new engine in the Ducati Hypermotard 939 has 937cc of displacement and makes 82 kW or 113 horsepower at 9000 rpm, with peak torque of 98 Nm (72 ft-lb) at 7500 rpm.

Astute observers will note that this is barely any more than the power and torque delivered by the 821 motor, but this motor gives it everywhere.

It’s a now iconic motor, used in motorcycles including the Ducati Supersport and even the Ducati DesertX — though with revised interior components for better low-speed controllability.

Maintaining the Ducati Hypermotard 939 is similar to the outgoing model. The narrow Testastretta 11 degree format has proven to be a pretty reliable engine, only needing relatively infrequent 30,000 km valve service checks. Relatively, as it’s compared to the of the air-cooled engines and their 12000 km (7500 mi) valve checks, such as in the original Ducati Hypermotard 1100.

As with the earlier 821, the SP edition of the Hypermotard 939 is the deluxe one. 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.

The Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP also has lightweight Marchesini 3-spoke (each spoke a “W”) forged light alloy wheels, reducing unsprung weight considerably vis-a-vis the 10-spoke light alloy rims on the base model.

Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP wheel suspension and rims
Tri-spoke rims, Öhlins fork, and Brembo M4.32 calipers on the Hypermotard 939 SP.

Both the base model and the SP have 320mm floating discs with radially mounted Brembo monoblock M4.32 calipers, with ABS as standard. Both bikes also come standard with riding modes, power modes, traction control.

From 2019, Ducati replaced the Hypermotard 939 range with the Ducati Hypermotard 950 range. The base motor is the same, but tuning was updated, and the riding electronics were significantly upgraded.

Reference — Screenshots from Ducati Hypermotard 939 Owner’s Manual

The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual for the Ducati Hypermotard 939 and compared between model years.

You can download the manual from the Ducati website here.

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