Triumph Speed Triple S (2018-2020) Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Speed Triple S made from 2018-2020.

The Speed Triple S takes over from the earlier-generation 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple S.

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

The Triumph Speed Triple S is the slightly lower-spec of the two Speed Triples released in 2018, alongside the 2018+ Triumph Speed Triple RS.

Both 2018+ Triumph Speed Triples (the S and the RS) 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 Speed Triple S has slightly lower-spec suspension and electronics than the Speed Triple RS — but it still has fully-adjustable suspension front and rear, from Showa rather than Öhlins. And it lacks some ride electronics (the IMU of the RS), but is still equipped with ABS, traction control, and ride modes.

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2018-2020 Triumph Speed Triple S Service Intervals

Basic service intervals for the Triumph Speed Triple S are, similar to other Speed Triples, every 10000 km or 6000 miles, or annually. At each service, change the oil and filter, and do a once-over of the bike checking for the condition of controls, hoses, and moving parts (see the inspection checklist list below).

The major valve inspection and spark plug service for the Speed Triple S is every second service.

Regularly maintain the chain slack and condition, and replace the brake fluid every two years (under normal use).

Finally, make sure you keep the coolant in the Speed Triple S up to date. Triumph recommends a specific coolant that is hard to find, but there are alternatives on the market.

What you need to service the 2018-2020 Triumph Speed Triple S

To service the 2018 Triumph Speed Triple S, you will need the following parts and consumables.

Power2018-2020 Triumph Speed Triple S spec
Engine oilThe 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 filterReplace the oil filter every time you change the oil. Use Triumph part number T1218001. You can also use Hiflofiltro HF204RC.
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plugs with code CR9EIA9.
Air filterUse Triumph part number T2204093 or K&N equivalent part TB-1016.
CoolantTriumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Zerex G05 is a HOAT coolant that meets this spec. (See Triumph HD4X coolant alternatives)
Brake padsFront: EBC part FA447HH (you need two sets)
Rear: EBC part FA214/2HH (just need one set)
Chain maintenanceMaintain the chain of your Speed Triple RS and S with a Motul chain care kit or just Motul chain paste.
GreaseUse lithium soap-based grease for external pivot points.
Consumables for Triumph Speed Triple S

Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Speed Triple S (2018-2020)

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Triumph Speed Triple S.


  • The break-in service is already completed at time of publication, so isn’t included.
  • [T] items are to be done by dealers (unless you have the tools)
  • The below is broken into daily checks (which you do regularly) and the recurring maintenance schedule.

Daily Checks

Triumph Speed Triple S Daily Checks
Engine and oil cooler – Check for leaks
Fuel system – check for leaks
Cooling system – check for leaks
Coolant level – check/adjust
Clutch cable – check/ adjust
Wheels – inspect for damage
Tyre wear/tyre damage – check
Tyre pressures – check/adjust
All lights, instruments and electrical systems – check
Steering – check for free operation
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation
Brake fluid levels – check
Brake pads – check wear levels
Drive chain slack – check/ adjust
Fasteners – inspect visually for security
Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear
Side stand/Centre stand – check operation
Triumph Speed Triple S Daily Checks

Maintenance Schedule

Below is the recurring maintenance schedule for the Speed Triple S.

Be sure to do the daily checks along with these, at every service.

mi x 10006121824
km x 100010203040Every
[T] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic ToolYear
Engine oil – renew (Motul 7100 10W-40)Year
Engine oil filter – renew (HF204RC)Year
Fuel system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage
Air cleaner – replace (TB-1016)
Throttle bodies – balance
Fuel hoses – renew 4 years
Evaporative loss hoses – renew4 years
Secondary air injection system – check
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – renew (CR9EIA9)
Cooling system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage. Replace hoses if necessary
Coolant – renew3 years
Valve clearances – check/ adjust
Camshaft timing – check/ adjust
Rear wheel needle roller bearing – lubricate
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operationYear
Headstock bearings – check/adjustYear
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Fork oil – renew
Rear suspension linkage – check/ lubricate
Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaksYear
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistonsYear
[D] ABS and immobiliser ECMs – check for stored DTCsYear
Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)200 mi / 300 km
Drive chain – wear check500 mi / 800 km
Drive chain rubbing strip – checkYear
[T] Engine ECM, Instruments and Keyless ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic toolYear
Side stand pivot – clean/grease
[T] Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty workYear
Carry out road testYear
[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicatorYear
2018-2020 Triumph Speed Triple S maintenance schedule

About the 2018-2020 Triumph Speed Triple S

2018 Triumph Speed Triple S RHS 3 4 static | Triumph Speed Triple S (2018-2020) Maintenance Schedule

The Triumph Speed Triple S from 2018 to 2020 was the “affordable” premium roadster, but it has so much going for it that it deserves its own special mention.

It misses out on a six-axis IMU and cornering ABS, but it still has ABS. You’ll stay upright, just going in a straight line, rather than leaned over while braking like a god.

It misses out on Öhlins suspension front and rear, but the Showa suspension is still fully adjustable. And look on the bright side — if you ding the suspension at the track, it will cost you far less to replace!

And finally, you don’t get cruise control. So if you plan on going around the world, you might have to grab the throttle yourself, or invest in a throttle lock.

OK, enough about what the Speed Triple S is not. Let’s look at what it is.

The Triumph Speed Triple is a fast motorcycle. It’s powered by a 1050 cc inline three-cylinder engine that makes 110 kW or 148 hp, or 150 ps.

The engine is the same spec as in the Speed Triple RS and it’s a gem. It makes so much torque and in so many places that shifting becomes something you do for fun, not because you need to — you can short shift this for days and still get the most out of it.

The upright standard position is a great balance between comfortable and sporty. You’re still leaned over, just not so far that your weight is always on your wrists.

The Triumph Speed Triple S also is effectively the same weight as the Speed Triple R, which is great because it comes with the same Brembo calipers.

Finally, the Speed Triple S shares almost every element of style as its bigger sibling — including the under-seat exhausts and the single-sided swing arm.

The S line was discontinued after 2020 — from 2021, it’s the RS (with the bigger motor) or nothing.

Manual for the 2018-2020 Triumph Speed Triple S

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

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2018+ Triumph Speed Triple S, which is available on the Triumph website.

The schedule is identical to that for the Speed Triple S.

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