Triumph Speed Triple RS (2018+) Maintenance Schedule
This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Speed Triple RS made from 2018 onward.
Here are all the motorcycles in the Triumph Speed Triple range from launch in the 90s:
- Speed Triple 900 (1994-1996), 885cc, carburettor-fed, single round eye, basic looking
- Speed Triple T509 (1997-1998), new look with round eyes
- Speed Triple 955i (1999-2004), bigger 955cc fuel-injected engine from Daytona
- Speed Triple 1050 (2005-2010), bigger 1050cc engine, still round-eyes
- Speed Triple 1050 (2011-2015), new slant-eyed look
- Speed Triple R and S (2016-2017), higher spec
- Speed Triple S (2018+), “less high” spec
- Speed Triple RS (2018+), 6-axis IMU and cruise control
- Speed Triple 1200 RS (2021+), bigger 1160cc engine
- Speed Triple 1200 RR (2022+), a sport bike based on the Speed Triple
The Triumph Speed Triple RS takes over from the 2016-2017 Speed Triple R. It’s the “premium” of the premium sport motorcycles, and has high-spec suspension and ride electronics.
Both the 2018+ Triumph Speed Triples share the same engine, a 1050cc liquid-cooled DOHC in-line three-cylinder engine. In stock trim it produces 110 kW (148 hp) @ 10500 rpm, and 117 Nm (86 ft-lb) at 7150 rpm. It puts power down through a wet clutch and chain drive.
The engine in the Triumph Speed Triple RS is the same as that in the Speed Triple S made from 2018 onward, but the S gets slightly lower spec suspension and electronics (the S lacks an IMU and lean angle-aware ABS and traction control).
In 2021, the premium motorcycle in the range became the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS.
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What you need to service the Triumph Speed Triple RS
To service the Triumph Speed Triple RS, you will need the following parts and consumables.
|Part||Speed Triple RS spec|
|Engine oil||The manual suggests semi or fully synthetic 10W/40 or 10W/50 motorcycle engine oil which meets specification API SH (or higher) and JASO MA, such as Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 (fully synthetic) engine oil. Or use another high-grade oil like Motul 7100 10W-40.|
|Oil filter||Replace the oil filter every time you change the oil. Use Triumph part number T1218001. You can also use Hiflofiltro HF204RC.|
|Spark plugs||Use NGK spark plugs with code CR9EIA9.|
|Air filter||Use Triumph part number T2204093 or K&N equivalent part TB-1016.|
|Coolant||Triumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Zerex G05 is a HOAT coolant that meets this spec.|
|Brake pads||Front: EBC part FA447HH (you need two sets)|
Rear: EBC part FA214/2HH (just need one set)
|Chain maintenance||Maintain the chain of your Speed Triple RS and S with a Motul chain care kit or just Motul chain paste.|
Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Speed Triple RS
The following is the list of maintenance operations to be done on the Triumph Speed Triple RS.
The maintenance schedule is adapted from the manual, making it easier to read.
- Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day. Do these with the annual service too.
- Items marked [T] are for dealers to do (unless you have the tools necessary… or unless you’re a dealer)
- The break-in service is already completed at time of publication, so isn’t included.
|mi x 1000||6||12||18||24|
|km x 1000||10||20||30||40||Every|
|Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Engine oil – renew (Motul 7100, Mobil 1 Synthetic)||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Engine oil filter – renew (HF204RC)||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Fuel System and Engine Management|
|[T] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic Tool (if you have one)||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Fuel system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel system – Check for leaks||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Air cleaner – renew||•||•|
|Throttle bodies – balance||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel hoses – renew||4 years|
|Evaporative loss hoses – renew||4 years|
|Secondary air injection system – check||•||•|
|Spark plugs – check||•||•|
|Spark plugs – renew (NGK CR9EIA9)||•||•|
|Cooling system – check for leaks||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Cooling system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage. Replace hoses if necessary||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant level – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Coolant – renew||3 years|
|Clutch cable – check/ adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Valve clearances – check/ adjust||•||•|
|Camshaft timing – check/ adjust||•||•|
|Wheels and Tires|
|Wheels – inspect for damage||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Rear wheel needle roller bearing – lubricate||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Tyre wear/tyre damage – check||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Tyre pressures – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|All lights, instruments and electrical systems – check||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Steering and Suspension|
|Steering – check for free operation||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Headstock bearings – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Headstock bearings – lubricate||•||•|
|Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Fork oil – renew||•|
|Rear suspension linkage – check/ lubricate||•||•|
|Brake fluid levels – check||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)||2 years|
|Brake pads – check wear levels||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[D] ABS and immobiliser ECMs – check for stored DTCs||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)||200 mi / 300 km|
|Drive chain – wear check||500 mi / 800 km|
|Drive chain slack – check/ adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Drive chain rubbing strip – check||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Engine ECM, Instruments and Keyless ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic tool (if you have one)|
|Fasteners – inspect visually for security||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Side stand/Centre stand – check operation||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Side stand pivot – clean/grease||•||•||•||•|
|[T] Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty work||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Carry out road test||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicator||•||•||•||•||Year|
* Evaporative system fitted to models for certain markets only.
‡ Only if fitted.
General information about the Triumph Speed Triple RS
The Triumph Speed Triple RS released in 2018 was at the time the premium roadster from Triumph — and one of the greatest of all time.
The inline three-cylinder engine is what makes the Speed Triple line so special. Like the Street Triple, it’s a sporty inline three that’s tuned for the street.
But the Speed Triple RS has larger capacity. Its 1050cc engine makes a peak of over 100 kW (148 hp) at around 10500 rpm. That’s enough to get you in a lot of trouble.
What’s even more impressive though is the torque. The Speed Triple RS has, in short, torque everywhere. You can leave it in 2nd or 3rd gear most of the time around many tracks, and especially on the street. It’s almost like cruise control.
The Speed Triple RS is distinct from the contemporary Speed Triple S in that it gets
- Öhlins suspension front and rear. Fully adjustable of course. But bear in mind that the Speed Triple S is no slouch in this domain — its fully adjustable Showa suspension would be the envy of many.
- A six-axis IMU and all the benefits, including cornering ABS and lean-aware traction control. The regular S has ABS and traction control, but it’s not inertia-aware.
- Cruise control
- An extra riding mode, a rider-configurable “Track” mode
Manual for the Triumph Speed Triple RS
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2019 Triumph Speed Triple RS, which is available on the Triumph website.