Triumph Street Triple RS (765cc, 2017+) Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Street Triple RS with the 765cc motor, made from 2017.

The Triumph Street Triple RS is the flagship in Triumph’s “middleweight” line (which has crept up in size from 675 to 765cc).

In the RS from 2017-2019 it made 90 kW (121 hp) peak at 11,700 rpm, and peak torque of 77 Nm (56 ft-lb) at 10,800 rpm. In 2020, Triumph revised the RS slightly, and re-tuned the engine to make the same peak power but at 11750 rpm, and more mid-range torque — with peak torque going up to 79 Nm (58 ft-lb).

All this in a motor that has a fairly flat torque curve, though a bit of a “supersport” bump in torque around the 5-6,000 rpm point.

The Street Triple RS replaces the 2013-2016 Triumph Street Triple R that had the 675cc engine.

Here are all the Triumph Street Triple motorcycles, in case you’re looking for another one:

The engine in the Street Triple RS is very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Street Triple series, like the 2017-2020 Triumph Street Triple R, though other motorcycles in the same series have different states of tune and power outputs.

In 2020, the Triumph Street Triple RS got Euro 5 certification and a suite of changes, but it didn’t change the engine fundamentally or the maintenance schedule.

Updated Sep 2023 with corrected intervals in the table.

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Triumph Street Triple RS Service Intervals

Overall, the Triumph Street Triple RS has 6 000 mi / 10 000 km or annual service intervals.

At every service, change the oil and filter, and do a number of checks shown below in the service schedule.

Every 12000 miles / 20000 km, change the spark plugs and the air filter, and check the valve clearances.

As the Street Triple RS is a sport bike with a chain drive, you do need to regularly attend to its condition and tension. You also need to regularly service the brake fluid and the coolant.

Triumph also recommends changing fork oil every 24000 miles / 40000 km.

What you need to service the Triumph Street Triple RS

Firstly, you need to see if you have the basic motorcycle maintenance tools — nothing shocking, just things like a paddock stand, oil filter wrench, and so on.

The following is a list of specific consumables for the Triumph Street Triple R and RS.

PartTriumph Street Triple R and RS 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, sold as Castrol Power RS Racing 4T 10W-40 (fully synthetic) in some countries.
Oil filterReplace the oil filter every time you change the oil. Use Triumph part number T1218001. You can also use Hiflofiltro part HF204RC.
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plugs with code CR9EIA9. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.
Air filterUse Triumph part number T2200957 or K&N equivalent part TB-7617.
CoolantTriumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Many Triumph owners use Zerex G05.
Brake padsFront: EBC part FA447HH (you need two sets)
Rear: EBC part FA213HH (just need one set)
Consumables for Triumph Street Triple R and RS (765)

You may also need the following general consumables for servicing your Street Triple RS.

Paddock Stand — Makes maintaining your chain or doing other maintenance much easier.
Motul chain paste — one of the most highly-regarded chain lubes. Easy to apply, doesn’t fling off. If you need more stuff, get the Motul chain care kit as an affordable package.
Always good to have on hand lithium soap-based grease for lubing external pivot points (like the swingarm) and bearings.
Use Protect all cable life to lubricate your cables and controls.
General motorcycle maintenance consumables and tools

Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Street Triple RS

To make it more clear, the maintenance schedule is broken up into

  • Daily checks
  • Chain maintenance
  • Periodic maintenance

Daily checks

Do these checks on your Triumph Street Triple RS before every ride.

Triumph Street Triple RS — Daily Checks
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.
Cooling system – check for leaks
Coolant level – check/adjust
Clutch cable – check/adjust (Protect all cable life)
Wheels – inspect for damage
Tyre wear/tyre damage – check
Tyre pressures – check/adjust
Lights, instruments, and electrical systems – check
Steering – check for free operation
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation
Brake pads – check wear levels (Front: EBC part FA447HH x2, Rear: EBC part FA213HH x1)
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons
Brake fluid levels – check
Drive chain slack – check/adjust
Drive chain rubbing strip – check
Fasteners – inspect visually for security
Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear
Side stand – check operation
Triumph Street Triple RS Daily Checks

Chain maintenance

Triumph recommends the following chain maintenance schedule for your Triumph Street Triple.

Chain Maintenance for the Triumph XXX

Triumph recommends you lubricate your chain and check the wear periodically according to the following schedule.

Drive chain – lubricate200 miles (300 km)
Drive chain – wear check500 miles (800 km)
Triumph XXX — Chain Maintenance

To check wear of the Triumph XXX, hang a 10-20 kg (20-40 lb) weight on the chain. Measure the length of 20 links of the straight part of the chain (from the 1st to 21 pin). Make the measurement in a few places to be sure.

If the length of any section of the chain exceeds 319 mm or 12.6 inches, replace the chain, as well as the sprockets.

You also need to regularly check the slack of the chain per the schedule.

How to Check Chain Slack on a Triumph Motorcycle

Every brand of motorcycle measures chain slack differently. For Triumph motorcycles, slack is the free vertical movement of the center part of the bottom chain segment.

  1. You need a ruler (or tape measure) and nitrile gloves or a rag (to avoid getting grease on your hands)
  2. Put the motorcycle in neutral, on a level service, and elevate the rear wheel with a stand or center stand if you have one fitted.
  3. Rotate the wheel and find the tightest part of the chain, in the middle.
  4. Use a finger to lightly push the chain up and down. Measure the deflection, which is the chain slack.

Target chain slack for the Triumph XXX: 20-30 mm (0.8 – 1.2 in)

How to Adjust Chain Slack on the Triumph XXX

The procedure is similar on many motorcycles, but of course, specifics vary between brands and models.

You need wrenches and torque wrenches to re-tighten the rear wheel. You need a large torque wrench for the rear axle.

  1. Keep the motorcycle’s rear wheel elevated.
  2. Loosen the rear axle nut.
  3. Loosen the lock nuts on the left and hand side.
  4. Turn the adjuster bolts, usually counter-clockwise, extending the bolt “outward” to lengthen the chain and make it tighter. (Sometimes you’ll want to make it looser — in those cases, turn it clockwise / inward)
  5. Make sure to adjust the bolts the same amount on each side — check the markings.
  6. Tighten both adjuster nuts to 15 lb-ft / 20 Nm, and the rear axle nut to 81 lb-ft / 110 Nm (“very tight”).

Regular maintenance schedule

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on the Street Triple RS with a distance or time interval.


  • There are two kinds of service interval: every a) distance or b) time period. In each case, it’s the earlier of the two that’s most important.
  • The first break-in service should be done at 1000 km / 600 miles or 6 months, whichever arrives sooner.
  • Items marked [T] need Triumph specialist equipment.
  • Camshaft timing check is at first 12K miles (20K km) service only
x 1000 mi0.66121824
x 1000 km110203040Every
Engine oil – replace (use Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40)Year
Engine oil filter – replace (Triumph part number T1218001)Year
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean
[T] Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool (if you have one)Year
[T] ABS modulator – check for stored DTCsYear
Secondary air injection system – check/clean
Air cleaner – replace (K&N part TB-7617)
Throttle bodies – balance
Fuel hoses – replace4 years
Evaporative loss hoses – replace4 years
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – replace (NGK CR9EIA9, sold individually)
Coolant – replace (Triumph HD4X or PEAK OET European Vehicles Blue, an equivalent)3 years
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Camshaft timing – check/adjustAt 12000 mile / 20000 km only
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation Year
Fork oil – replace
Steering head bearings – check/adjust
Steering head bearings – lubricate
Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate
Brake fluid – replace (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Triumph Street Triple RS maintenance schedule

About the Triumph Street Triple RS

Triumph Street Triple RS controls

The Triumph Street Triple RS is almost in a class of its own — a lightweight triple cylinder high-revving motorcycle making over 120 hp (over 90 kW). Though in recent years, it’s had competition from Ducati with the Monster 937, and from Yamaha with their revitalised MT-09 (890).

The MT-09 has been nipping at the heels of the Street Triple RS (with a three-cylinder engine, to boot), but the Street Triple has always been a fan favourite and has had its character for many years.

The Triumph Street Triple RS is a standard/sport bike, meaning it has handlebars, but they’re not too high up, inclining you forward.

The Street Triple RS is the latest in a long-series of Street Triple motorcycles. Originally, the Street Triple was based on the Daytona 675. But these days, the Daytona motorcycles are very exclusive track-focused machines, and the Street Triple are consumer bikes — though the RS is a track favourite, too, with its high-grade suspension and brakes.

The 2017 generation Street Triple RS has a significantly updated 765cc triple engine, developed by Triumph’s Moto2 engine team, that delivers track-ready levels of power and torque.

The Street Triple RS has front suspension of Showa 41 mm upside down big piston forks (BPF), with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustment, and an Ohlins STX40 fully-adjustable piggyback reservoir shock respectively. Aside from the engine (that makes slightly more power), it’s the latter that’s an upgrade over the Street Triple R, which shares the same forks but which has a (still competent) Showa rear shock.

The front Showa suspension was chosen, by the way, after testing with many riders who preferred it over a competing Öhlins unit that was also a contender.

The Street Triple RS also gets, on top of the R, a quickshifter, a Track riding mode and several track features.

Manual for the Triumph Street Triple RS

Below is a screenshot of the 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS manual. It shows the service intervals as 6 000 miles or 10 000 km.

2017 Triumph Street Triple RS maintenance schedule screenshot
2017 Triumph Street Triple RS maintenance schedule screenshot

The same is still true in the 2023 version of the manual.

2023 Triumph Street Triple owner's manual screenshot of the maintenance schedule
2023 Triumph Street Triple owner’s manual screenshot of the maintenance schedule

Below is a screenshot from an older version of the manual which confusingly has the service intervals apparently as 10 000 miles — it should be 10 000 km.

Triumph Street Triple RS maintenance schedule screenshot from manual
Triumph Street Triple RS maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

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

Triumph Street Triple RS on track

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Thanks for these schedules! I’m noticing however, that this one has the wrong intervals listed. The Triumph documentation lists intervals at 6000/18,000 miles (10,000 km) and 12,000 miles (20,000 km) and 24,000 miles (40,000 km)