Husqvarna 701 Supermoto (2017+) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

This is the maintenance schedule and general service intervals for the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto made from 2017 onward with the dual counter-balanced motor from the KTM 690 Duke.

The Husqvarna 701 Supermoto is a big-bore supermotard, a bike offering near unparalleled ability to lose you your license per cylinder, a metric it probably competes on fiercely with the KTM SMC 690 R.

The core of the 701 Supermoto is the same as in the 2019+ Husqvarna 701 Enduro, a counter-balanced 693cc single-cylinder with a single overhead camshaft and four valves. In the 701 Supermoto, it’s tuned to make a peak of 74 hp at 8000 rpm and 54 lb-ft at 6500 rpm — similar to many twins in the same capacity.

The 701 Supermoto puts power down through a slipper clutch with a clutch-less shifting system for up and downshifts (which some call a quick shifter), as well as a six-speed transmission and chain drive.

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Husqvarna 701 Supermoto Service Intervals

The Husqvarna 701 Supermoto has a single-cylinder engine that’s tuned quite aggressively, so the service intervals are appropriately short.

The basic service interval for the 701 Supermoto is every 10000 km (6200 miles) or annually, at which point you change the oil and filter, clean the oil screens, and do a host of other annual checks.

Every 10000 km / 6200 miles (but not necessarily annually), you also should do a valve clearance check and change the air filter.

Luckily the valve clearance check isn’t too involved, as there’s just one piston and the valves are easy to read and adjust. You can do it without removing the camshaft.

Spark plug changes are every two valve services, but while you have the plugs out for the valve service you should inspect them and check the gap.

Finally, keep you brake fluid, clutch fluid, and coolant up to date, every two and four years respectively.

What you need to service your Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

Aside from basic motorcycle maintenance tools, here’s what you need to do a service on your Husqvarna 701 Supermoto.

PartHusqvarna 701 Supermoto spec
Engine oilThe manual specifies Motorex Power Synthetic 4T 10W/50, or another SAE 10W-50 fully synthetic engine oil that meets JASO T903 MA2 spec, e.g. Motul 7100 10W-50.
Oil filterUse part number 58038005100 or Hiflofiltro part HF155, a popular equivalent. (This oil filter is used in most KTM/Husqvarna adventure bikes.)
Fork oilThe manual recommends SAE 4 fork oil, e.g. Motorex 4W fork oil.
Brake fluid / Clutch FluidThe manual requires DOT 4 or DOT 5.1, recommending Castrol DOT 4 or Motorex DOT 5.1 brake fluid. As the 701 motor has a hydraulic clutch, you also have to refresh the clutch fluid.
Air filterUse a K&N KT-6908 air filter, which has been the same on all models since launch.
CoolantHusqvarna recommends Motorex Coolant M3.0 or other “high-grade, silicate-free coolant with corrosion inhibitors”.
Spark plugYou need two NGK Iridium IX spark plugs — LKAR9BI-10 for the inside spark plug, and LMAR7DI-10 for the outside spark plug.
Chain maintenanceUse Motul chain paste, a conveniently small and highly-regarded chain lubricant.
Husqvarna 701 Supermoto service items

Maintenance schedule for the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

In various iterations of the 701 Supermoto’s manual, they’ve separated and combined it into various sections.

For the most simplicity, we’ve split it into two sections

  1. The service schedule of major items (oil changes, valve service, etc.), and
  2. The standard multi-point inspection checklist, which you do with every service.

Service schedule

Below is the maintenance that you should do regularly on your Husqvarna 701 Supermoto.

miles x 10000.626.212.418.6
km x 10001102030Every
Perform the full multi-point inspection (see regular maintenance checklist below)Year
Change the engine oilYear
Change the oil filter, and clean the oil screens.Year
Change the air filter (KT-6908), clean the air filter boxMore often if riding offroad.
Check the valve clearances (cold)
Intake: 0.10-0.15mm
Exhaust: 0.22-0.27 mm
Change the spark plugs (NGK Iridium IX: LKAR9BI-10, LMAR7DI-10)
Change the fuel screen
Change the brake fluid, front and rear. (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Change the clutch fluid (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Change the coolant (Motorex Coolant M3.0)4 years
Clean the dust boots of the fork legs
Check for fork bearing for play
Check the headlight setting.
Check the frame
Check the link fork
Husqvarna 701 Supermoto — Regular maintenance schedule

Standard Multi-Point Inspection Checklist

Below is the standard inspection checklist for the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto. Do this according to the maintenance schedule.

Most of the items you can do at home, but some of them a dealer needs special equipment for. Items that need dealer-specific tools or resources are marked [Dealer].

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto — Standard multi-point inspection checklist
[Dealer] Read out the fault memory using the Husqvarna diagnostics tool.
[Dealer] Program the shift shaft sensor.
Check that the electrical system is functioning properly.
Check the front brake linings and check that they’re secured.
Check the rear brake linings and check that they’re secured.
Check the brake discs.
Check the brake lines for damage and tightness
Check the front brake fluid level.
Check the rear brake fluid level.
Check the hydraulic clutch fluid
Check the free travel of the foot brake lever
Check the shock absorber and fork for leaks. Perform service as needed and depending on how the vehicle is used.
Check the steering head bearing play
Check the wheel bearings for play
Check the tire condition
Check tire pressure
Check / adjust the spoke tension
Check for rim run-out
Check condition of chain, rear sprocket, engine sprocket, and chain guide
Check the chain tension
See below for guidelines
Check the antifreeze and coolant level
Check the cables for damage and routing without kinks
Check the fuel pressure.
Check that the radiator fan is functioning properly.
Check all hoses (fuel, coolant, bleeder, drainage, etc.) and sleeves for cracking, tightness, and incorrect routing
Empty the drainage hoses
Check the tightness of the safety-relevant screws and nuts which are easily accessible.
Grease all moving parts (e.g. side stand, hand lever, chain, etc.) and check for smooth operation with lithium soap-based grease
Final check: Check the vehicle is roadworthy and take a test ride.
[Dealer] Read out the error memory after the test ride using the Husqvarna diagnostics tool.
[Dealer] Set the service interval.
[Dealer] Make a service entry in
Husqvarna 701 Supermoto — Regular maintenance checklist

Chain Maintenance

Husqvarna recommends you maintain the chain according to the following schedule for your Husqvarna 701 Supermoto.

Chain maintenanceEvery
Clean and lubricate the chain (use Motorex Chain Clean or Motul Chain Paste)1000 km / 620 mi, or after riding in rain or dust, or washing the motorcycle
Check chain tension, and adjust as necessary
Chain tension: 5mm / 0.2 in between chain (when taut) and swing arm, 30mm / 1.2 inches from the sliding guard
10000 km / 6200 mi
Chain maintenance – Husqvarna 701 Supermoto
Husqvarna 701 chain tension check measurement

To measure the chain tension, do the following.

  1. Put the transmission in neutral and raise the motorcycle onto a track stand or the side stand.
  2. Move the chain so that any tight position is in the middle of the chain, between the sprockets.
  3. Push the chain upward with a finger.
  4. Measure the distance between the sliding guard and the chain. This should be 5mm on the 701 Supermoto.
  5. To adjust chain tension, loosen the axle nuts, adjust the chain tension with the adjusting screws, and re-tighten the axle nuts to 90 Nm / 66 ft-lb.

Difference between Husqvarna 701 Enduro and Supermoto

The Husqvarna 701 Enduro and Supermoto share an engine and all ride aids. But they differ in a few important ways:

  1. The final drive is taller on the Supermoto
  2. The suspension is different, with less travel — though the same degree of adjustability
  3. The front brake is more capable of abuse on the Supermoto
  4. The Supermoto wears 17 inch tubeless tires, rather than the 21/18-inch combo on the Enduro
Part701 Enduro701 Supermoto
Final drive15:46 (1:3.067)16:42 (2.2.625)
Front suspensionWP XPLOR 48mm USD, 250mm travelWP APEX 48mm USD, 215 mm travel
Rear suspensionWP XPLOR monoshock, 250mm travelWP APEX Monoshock, 240mm travel
Front brake300mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper320mm disc, Brembo 4-piston radial caliper
Tires21/18-inch, tube-type17/17-inch, tubeless
Husqvarna 701 Enduro vs 701 Supermoto specs differences

About the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto action
Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

The Husqvarna 701 Supermoto is a supermoto, closely related to the Husqvarna 701 Enduro but also different in a number of respects.

Primarily, the 701 Supermoto is a street bike, with street rims and tires. That given, it still has a similar seating position though a bit closer to terra firma) and quite long-travel suspension. So with some knobby tires, there’s no reason why you couldn’t go offroad on a 701 Supermoto as well.

The core of the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto has been the same since its release in 2017, using the new engine granted to the 2017+ 701 Enduro and 2019+ KTM 690 Enduro R. The engine is a 692.7cc liquid-cooled single with a single overhead camshaft and four valves.

It runs a 12.7:1 compression ratio, which means premium fuel, but it does also mean healthy power that rivals many middleweight sport bikes, and torque everywhere. Plus, with those huge lean angles, there’s every reason why you’d be able to give high-power sportbikes a lot of trouble.

Like other motors of its generation, the intake valves are controlled by cam levers, and the exhaust valves are controlled by rocker arms.

The valve job on the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto involves removing the tank, cleaning everything (and these get quite dirty!), removing the spark plug, removing the valve cover, getting the engine to TDC (which is easier to do with the spark plug removed). The really cool thing about this motor is that you can remove the valve shims without taking off the camshaft and messing with the cam timing, which makes it much easier for the home mechanic without risk of blowing everything up. See this guide by Rocky Mountain on Youtube. He uses a magnet both to remove the shim and to replace it. Clever!

In 2020, Husqvarna gave the 701 Supermoto a host of technical updates, including cornering ABS, a track ABS mode, and a standard quick shifter. Husqvarna also introduced a long-range model with an additional fuel tank, giving it a massive 25 litres (6.6L) capacity, or around 500 km range.

The Husqvarna 701 motorcycles take “Super Unleaded”, specifically RON / ROZ 95 in most of the world, also known as AKI or PON 91 in the US. Given the relatively small tank size of 13L in the Supermoto, it’s likely you’ll be filling up more than once every track day.

Reference — Manual for the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

The above information came mostly from the owner’s manual for the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto. You can get lots of manuals and other information directly from the Husqvarna website.

We looked at the manuals for a few different year models. Below is the 2023 manual.

In an earlier version of the manual, Husqvarna separated the tasks out to “required work” and “recommended work”. But in later editions of the manual, it’s all combined. See these shots below of the previous version of the manual (from 2020).

You can get the manuals for Husqvarna motorcycles here.

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