Triumph Speed Triple R and S (2016-17) Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S motorcycles for 2016-17.

Both the 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple S and the Speed Triple R share the same engine, a 1050cc liquid cooled triple with 12 valves and dual overhead cams. It makes 104 kW (140 hp) @ 9500 hp, with peak torque of 112 Nm (83 ft-lb) @ 7850 rpm. The engine has the same tune in both motorcycles.

The Speed Triple R takes the base Speed Triple S and adds a couple of improvements:

  • The R had premium Öhlins front and rear fully-adjustable suspension, where as the S had Showa components (though still fully adjustable)
  • Some styling features, including stitching on the seats, red wheel stripes, a painted sub-frame, and red side cowls, and a bellypan.
Triumph Speed Triple R Black
2016 Triumph Speed Triple R

Here are all the motorcycles in the Triumph Speed Triple range from launch in the 90s:

The maintenance schedule is the same between the Speed Triple R and S (from 2016-2017).

The Speed Triple R was succeeded by the 2018-2020 Speed Triple RS, and the Speed Triple S was succeeded by the 2018-2020 Triumph Speed Triple S.

Maintenance Schedule for 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier.

  • Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day. Do these with the annual check, too.
  • The run-in check is omitted because you’ve already run it in!
  • Items marked [T] are for dealers to do (they need special tools)
mi x 10006121824
km x 100010203040Every
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaksDay
Engine oil – renewYear
Engine oil filter – renewYear
[T] Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic ToolYear
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 – renew4 years
Secondary air injection system – check
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – renew
Cooling system – check for leaks Day
Cooling system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage. Replace hoses if necessary
Coolant level – check/adjustDay
Coolant – renew3 years
Clutch cable – check/adjustDay
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Camshaft timing – check/adjust
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
Rear wheel needle roller bearing – lubricate
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operationYear
Tyre wear/tyre damage – checkDay
Tyre pressures – check/adjustDay
All lights, instruments and electrical systems – checkDay
Steering – check for free operationDay
Headstock bearings – check/adjustYear
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operationDay
Fork oil – renew
Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – renew 2 years
Brake pads – check wear levels Day
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaksYear
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistonsYear
ABS and immobiliser ECMs – check for stored DTCsYear
Drive chain – lubricate200 mi / 300 km
Drive chain – wear check500 mi / 800 km
Drive chain slack – check/adjustDay
Drive chain rubbing strip – checkYear
[T] Engine ECM, Instruments and Keyless ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic tool
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
Carry out road testYear
[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicatorYear
Triumph Speed Triple R (2016-2017) maintenance schedule

General information about the 2016-2017 Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S

The 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple motorcycles represented the highest-spec Speed Triples ever made — though they have been superseded since.

They continue the same basic format set by their predecessor — a high-speed but torque-heavy standard sportbike. Both the Speed Triples are somewhat unique in the premium standard segment for not being based on a superbike. They share this with the KTM Super Duke, but few other bikes.

Both the R and the S are based around the same engine — a 1050cc inline three-cylinder engine (a “triple”). It’s a DOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder, fuel injected engine that’s tuned for a broad spread of torque across the RPM range.

The 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple R and S use ride-by-wire throttle bodies to enable a higher degree of controls over fuelling, which allow them to conform with Euro 4 regulations.

Both bikes also get power modes (throttle maps), including one configurable one that you can define as a user. The power modes also adjust ABS and traction control intervention levels.

Other features common to both the 2016-2017 Speed Triple R/S are:

  • Brembo monobloc 4-piston brake calipers front and rear, on 320 discs, with switchable ABS
  • A lighter, freer flowing under-seat (this was abandoned later, in the interest of emissions and mass centralisation) — allowing you to plainly see the gorgeous single-sided swing-arm
  • Cast aluminium wheels, on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres
  • Wide alloy handlebars
  • Fly screen
  • Bar-end mirrors
  • LED indicators

The Triumph Speed Triple R has higher-spec Öhlins NIX30 43mm front and rear suspension — fully adjustable of course.

The 2016-2017 Speed Triple S still has very capable suspensions: fully adjustable forks from Showa.

From 2018 both bikes were replaced with a higher-spec pair of Speed Triples that got an 8 hp power bump and a host of other upgrades.

The Speed Triple R was succeeded by the 2018-2020 Speed Triple RS, which in addition to the better suspension over the S model, also got a 6-axis IMU and associated features like cornering ABS.

The 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple S was succeeded by the 2018-2020 Triumph Speed Triple S — same name, but a more powerful bike. Like the 2016-2017 model, it had Showa forks and rear suspension, and also lacked the IMU of its more expensive stablemate.

Manual for the Triumph Speed Triple R

Triumph Speed Triple R and Triumph Speed Triple S maintenance schedule screenshot
Triumph Speed Triple R maintenance schedule screenshot

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Speed Triple R, which is available on the Triumph website.

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