This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Speed Triple S made from 2018 onward.
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:
- 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 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 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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What you need to service the 2018+ Triumph Speed Triple S
To service the 2018 Triumph Speed Triple S, you will need the following parts and consumables.
|Power||2018+ Triumph Speed Triple S 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.|
|Grease||Use lithium soap-based grease for external pivot points.|
Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Speed Triple S (2018+).
The following is the list of maintenance operations to be done on the Speed Triple S
- Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day. Do these with the annual service too.
- 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)
|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||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Fuel system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel system – check for leaks||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Air cleaner – replace (TB-1016)||•||•|
|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 (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|
|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|
General information about the 2018+ Triumph Speed Triple S
The Triumph Speed Triple S from 2018 onward is 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.
Manual for the 2018 Triumph Speed Triple S
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.