This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR announced in late 2021 for the 2022 model year.
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 sportbike based on the Speed Triple
The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is a 180-degree turn for the Speed Triple. The Speed Triple was, a long time ago, the street / naked version of a superbike, the Daytona. But the last generation of the Daytona was the 955. So since 2005, the Triumph Speed Triple has been the sport bike that Triumph has produced.
But the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR takes the base of the Speed Triple 1200 RS and changes the handlebars for clip-ons, adds a tiny bikini fairing, and makes the Speed Triple even more track-ready.
The Triumph Speed Triple RR keeps the high-power 1160cc inline three-cylinder (triple) engine that makes a maximum of 180 PS (177 bhp, 132 kW) at 10750 rpm, with peak torque of 125 Nm (92 ft-lb) at 9000 rpm.
The Speed Triple 1200 RR also has electronic suspension, Brembo Stylema brakes, and all the safety features we’ve come to expect on high-end Triumphs, like cornering ABS, lift control, and a quickshifter.
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What you need to service the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR
To service the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR, you will need the following parts and consumables.
|Part||Speed Triple 1200 RR 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, this has been constant on Triumph motorcycles for years.|
|Spark plugs||Use NGK spark plugs with code LMAR9E-J per the manual.|
|Lubricant||Use a quality lithium soap-based grease for external lubrication.|
|Air filter||The part number is T2205748 for the OEM air filter. You can also use a high-performance DNA air filter with part P-TR12N21-0R.|
|Coolant||Triumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. It must be silicate-free at a minimum. See here for Triumph HOAT alternatives.|
|Brake pads||The Brembo Stylema caliper on the Speed Triple 1200 RR takes two pairs of FA447HH EBC brake pads at the front. The rear brake caliper takes FA214HH brake pads.|
|Chain maintenance||Maintain the chain of your Speed Triple 1200 RR with a Motul chain care kit or just Motul chain paste.|
Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR
Below is the full maintenance schedule for the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR. 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 / regular services too.
- Items marked [T] are for dealers to do (unless you have the tools necessary… or unless you’re a dealer)
- Break in is at 600 mi/1000 km or 6 months, whichever occurs first.
The following is the list of daily checks for the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR. Essentially it’s to give the bike a run over and make sure that
- There are no leaks
- The controls work as expected
- The functions (including lights) work as expected
- The tyres and suspension are in working order
- Everything is well-lubricated.
Do these as part of regular maintenance intervals, too.
|Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR — Daily Checks|
|Chain lubrication — Lubricate the chain with Motul chain paste or similar every 200 miles (300 km) and after riding in the wet, or if the chain looks dry.|
|Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks|
|Fuel system – check for leaks|
|Cooling system – check for leaks|
|Coolant level – check/adjust|
|Clutch — check operation|
|Clutch cable – check function and adjust as necessary (like the RR, the Speed Triple 1200 RR has a clutch cable)|
|Wheels – inspect for damage|
|Tyre wear/tyre damage – check|
|Tyre pressures – check/adjust|
|Steering – check for free operation|
|Front and rear suspension – check for leaks/smooth operation|
|Brake system – check operation|
|Brake pads – check wear levels|
|Brake fluid levels – check|
|Drive chain slack – check / adjust|
|Lights, instruments and electrical systems – check/adjust|
|Bank angle indicators – check for wear|
|Side stand/centre stand – check for wear/smooth operation|
Below is the regular maintenance schedule. Do the checks listed under “daily checks” as well as the following.
Basic service intervals for the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR are, like for many liquid-cooled Triumph sportbikes, every 10000 km or 6000 miles. Major services are every second service, in which you check the valve clearances and change the spark plugs.
Many of the items below shoudl be done as part of the annual check, too.
|mi x 1000||0.6||6||12||18||24|
|km x 1000||1||10||20||30||40||Every|
|Engine oil – renew (Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40, Motul 7100 10W-40)||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Engine oil filter – renew (HF204RC)||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Exhaust butterfly valve cables – check cable for chafing, cracks or damage/adjust||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Air filter – renew (replace more often if consistently riding in wet or dusty conditions)||•||•|
|Spark plugs – replace (NGK LMAR9E-J)||•||•|
|Cooling system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage. Replace if necessary||•||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant – renew (Triumph HD4X HOAT or an alternative)||3 years|
|Clutch lever pivot – clean/grease||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Valve clearances – check/ adjust||•||•|
|Camshaft timing – check/ adjust||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||•||•||Year|
|Eccentric rear hub – lubricate||•||•|
|Rear wheel needle roller bearing – lubricate||•||•|
|Cush drive rubbers – renew||•||•|
|Steering and Suspension|
|Headstock bearings – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Swinging arm spindle – lubricate (Lithium soap-based grease)||•||•|
|Rear suspension unit and linkage – lubricate||•||•|
|Fork oil – renew||•|
|Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)||2 years|
|Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Drive chain – wear check||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Drive chain rubbing strip – check for wear, cracks, or damage||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Instruments, chassis ECM, keyless ECM and engine ECM–check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic tool||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[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|
About the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR
Triumph originally built the Speed Triple based on the Daytona superbikes of the day. But the last Daytona sportbike was the 955i. So since the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 in 2005, the Speed Triple line has stood on its own.
In that regard, Triumph has been unique among premium motorcycle manufacturers in two regards. Firstly, they haven’t had a fairing-clad track-oriented superbike in their line-up. And secondly, correspondingly, their premium sportbike hasn’t been the “naked version of a superbike”; it has stood on its own.
So now, Triumph has gone in the opposite direction to every other manufacturer. The Speed Triple 1200 RR is based on a naked bike, but re-thought as being a track-first weapon!
The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR takes everything we love about the Speed Triple 1200 RS, and makes it more track-first.
The core is the same stomping 1160cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 3-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder.
The engine makes a peak of 180 ps pr 177.6 bhp (132.4 kW) at 10750 rpm, or a peak of 125 Nm / 92 ft-lb at 9000 rpm.
Unlike many superbikes, the tune of the Speed Triple 1200 RR is relatively flat. From 3000 rpm it’s already making around 70% of its peak torque, and it makes ~ 90% of its torque between 6000 and 1000 rpm — a nice, wide plateau of power. It shows the motor’s naked bike heritage.
But there’s a lot more about the Speed Triple 1200 RR that makes it special other than the engine.
The suspension is Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 electronically adjustable semi-active suspension at the front and rear — the most advanced system available from Öhlins. Needless to say, it’s fully adjustable, and adapts to riding conditions dynamically according to predefined settings.
Braking on the RR is, like on the RS, via Brembo Stylema calipers, the latest and greatest that can also be seen on many other high-end superbikes.
And like most top-end Triumphs, the 1200 RR has a full IMU-enabled safety suite, giving it lean angle-sensitive ABS and traction control, as well as lift control to make sure you keep planted on terra firma while giving it full throttle as soon as you reach the straight.
The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR also comes with a host of creature comforts, the kind you wouldn’t necessarily associate with a superbike with clip-ons.
- Phone and music connectivity via the TFT display
- Adjustable cruise control
- Keyless ignition (even for the steering lock and fuel cap)
- And a tone of accessories, including fancy turn signals and even luggage, should you want to take the superbike on weekend trips.
Reference — Manual for the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR, which is available on the Triumph website.
A screenshot of the maintenance schedule is below for comparison.