Triumph Tiger 900 (base, GT, Rally, Pro) Complete Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Tiger 900 motorcycles, released in 2020 as an update to the Triumph Tiger 800 range.

The maintenance is the same across the models (base, GT, Rally, and Pro variants). In some cases there’s a couple of external accessories that you need to check — like a center stand — but they’re all mentioned below in case you have one.

All of the Triumph Tiger 900 models (the base model, the GT, GT Pro, Rally, and Rally Pro) are based on an an 888cc liquid-cooled 12-valve DOHC 3-cylinder (triple) engine. With a compression ratio of 12.27:1, it makes 70 kW (95.2 PS/93.9 bhp) at 8750 rpm, and peak torque of 87 Nm (64 ft-lb) at 7250 rpm.

See below for a further description of the different models.

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What you need to service the Triumph Tiger 900 range

Aside from general motorcycle maintenance tools, he following is a list of tools and consumables that are recommended for the Triumph Tiger 900.

PartTriumph Tiger 900 spec
Engine OilThe manual specifies “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.” The recommended oil is not too expensive and many consider it worth it.
Oil filterAvailable from your local Triumph dealer (part T1218001), or you can use the Hiflofiltro HF204RC (use a generic oil filter wrench to remove the Triumph one — and with a replacement you can use a normal wrench).
CoolantTriumph recommends HD4X Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolant, which it says is “a 50% solution of ethylene glycol based antifreeze”. You can use Motorex M3.0. See here for some other Triumph HD4X alternatives.
Chain lubricantThe chain needs to be lubricated every 800 km/500 miles (or more, if it gets wet/dirty), with variations recommended between manufacturers. Motul chain paste is well-regarded and portable.
TyresTyre sizes are: Front: 100/90–19 M/C 57V , and rear: 150/70 R17 M/C 69V. (See below for tyre pressures)
Cable lubricantRemember to lubricate your clutch cable (and brake cables if you have them) with a cable lubricant. Protect All Cable Life is a good general-purpose lubricant.
Brake fluidManual specifies DOT 4 brake and clutch fluid, as with many motorcycles.
GreaseMake sure you have lithium soap-based grease for lubricating major components like your side stand, centre stand, and major bearings. This Valvoline grease is cheap and versatile.
What you need to service a Triumph Tiger 900

Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Tiger 900 range (base, GT, Rally, Pro models)

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Triumph Tiger 900 motorcycles, including the base model 900, the GT and GT Pro, and the Rally and Rally Pro. This is taken from the manual, but adapted to be a bit easier to read.

The Tiger 900 variants all share a common maintenance schedule. The only thing that changes is whether you have to adjust the spokes on the rims (on the Rally models).

Notes on the maintenance schedule:

  • Basic maintenance intervals for the Triumph Tiger 900 motorcycles are every 6 000 miles (10 000 km) OR every year, at which you the oil and filter. When any of these periods passes, check to see what’s due in the full schedule. Every second service, change the spark plugs, air cleaner, and other items, and do a valve service.
  • Observe the earlier of a time- or distance-based interval.
  • Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day. Do these with the annual check, too.
  • Items marked [T] need dealer-specific resources and tools.
mi x 10000.66121824
km x 1000110203040Every
Operation Description
Lubrication
Engine oil – renew (Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40)Year
Engine oil filter – renew (Triumph part T1218001)Year
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaksDay
Fuel System and Engine Management
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.Day
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean
[T] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic ToolYear
[T] ABS modulator – check for stored DTCsYear
Secondary air injection system–check/clean
Air cleaner – replace
Throttle bodies – balance
Ignition system
Spark plugs – replace (NGK CR9EK)
Cooling system
Cooling system – check for leaks Day Day
Coolant level – check/adjust Day Day
Coolant – replace (ethylene glycol pre-mix)3 years
Engine
Clutch cable – check/adjustDay
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Wheels and Tires
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation Year
Wheels – check wheels for broken or damaged spokes and check spoke tightness (Rally models)Day
Tire wear/tire damage – check Day
Tire pressures – check/adjustDay
Electrical
Lights, instruments and electrical systems – checkDay
Steering and Suspension
Steering – check for free operationDay
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operationDay
Fork oil – renew
Headstock bearings – check/adjust Year
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate
Brakes
Brake pads – check wear levelsDay
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks Day
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons Day
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Drive Chain
Drive chain slack – check/adjust Day
Drive chain – wear check 500 mi / 800 km
Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain care kit)200 mi / 300 km
Drive chain rubbing strip – check Day
Drive chain rubbing strip – replace
General
Fasteners – inspect visually for securityDay
Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear Day
Accessory rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation (if fitted)Year
Side stand – check operationDay
Side stand pivot – clean/grease
Center stand – check operation Day
Center stand – clean/greaseYear
Accessory pannier link mechanism – check for correct operation and adjustment (if fitted)Year
[T] Carry out all outstanding service bulletin and warranty work Year
Carry out road testYear
Complete the service record book and reset the service indicator (if you can)Year
Triumph Tiger 900 maintenance schedule

Tyre pressure for the Triumph Tiger 900

The Triumph Tiger 900 models all ship with different tire sizes and recommended pressures.

Tiger 900 & 900 GT/Pro

The Triumph Tiger 900 and GT/Pro are generally fit with street or sport touring tyres.

WheelTyre (Tire) sizeTyre (Tire) pressure (cold)
Front100/90-19 MC 57V36 psi / 2.5 bar
Rear150/70 R17 M/C 69V42 psi / 2.9 bar
Tyre sizes and pressures — Tiger 900 and 900 GT/Pro

Tiger 900 Rally / Pro

The Triumph Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro are generally fit with dual sport or adventure sport tyres.

WheelTyre (Tire) sizeTyre (Tire) pressure (cold)
Front90/90-21 M/C 54V34 psi / 2.3 bar
Rear150/70 R17 M/C 69V42 psi / 2.9 bar
Tyre sizes and pressures — Tiger Rally / Pro

About the Triumph Tiger 900 range

The Triumph Tiger 900 model range replaces the most recent incarnation of the Triumph Tiger 800 range, taking the help as Triumph’s new middleweight adventure tourers.

The whole range is powered by the same engine in the same tune. It’s an 888cc triple (an inline three-cylinder engine) that has dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. It makes more power and has more torque than the outgoing motor — but that’s not all.

The new engine also has a unique 1-3-2 firing order that gives it even more character than the outgoing triple.

The Triumph Tiger 900’s 888cc engine makes a peak of 95.2 PS (93.9 bhp / 70 kW) at 8750 rpm, and peak of 87 Nm (64 ft-lb) at 7250 rpm. It’s midrange-focused, but sporty and interesting to ride.

All models also share the same base brakes — twin 320mm floating discs with Brembo Stylema 4-piston monoblock calipers.

Though they share the same engine and brakes, the motorcycles vary in suspension, tech, and accessories. Here’s how they vary:

PartTiger 900 (to 2020 only)Tiger 900 GTTiger 900 GT ProTiger 900 RallyTiger 900 Rally Pro
Front suspensionMarzocchi 45mm USD, non-adjustableMarzocchi 45mm USD, fully adjustable (manual)Marzocchi 45mm USD, fully adjustable (manual)Showa 45mm USD, fully adjustable, 240mm travelShowa 45mm USD, fully adjustable, 240mm travel
Rear shock (RSU)Marzocchi, manual preload adjustableMarzocchi, fully adjustable, manualMarzocchi, fully adjustable, electronicShowa, fully adjustable, manualShowa, fully adjustable, manual
Front/rear suspension travel180/170 mm180/170 mm (LRH: 140/151 mm)180/170 mm (LRH: 140/151 mm)240/230 mm240/230 mm
Front wheel19×2.5 in, cast alloy19×2.5 in, cast alloy19×2.5 in, cast alloy21 x 2.15 in, spoked tubeless21 x 2.15 in, spoked tubeless
Rear wheel17×4.25 in, cast alloy17×4.25 in, cast alloy17×4.25 in, cast alloy17 x 4.25 in, spoked tubeless17 x 4.25 in, spoked tubeless
Optimised Cornering ABS/TCNoYesYesYesYes
Ride modesRain, RoadRain, Road, Sport, Off-roadRain, Road, Sport, Offroad, CustomRain, Road, Sport, Off-roadRain, Road, Sport, Off-road, Custom, and Off-road Pro
Display5 inch TFT7 inch TFT7 inch TFT7 inch TFT7 inch TFT
QuiskshifterNoNoYesNoYes
LED lights and DRLsNoYesYes + fog lightsYesYes + fog lights
My Triumph app connectivityNoNoYesNoYes
Phone storage & chargingNoYesYesYesYes
ColorsWhiteWhite, Black, RedWhite, Black, RedWhite, Black, Khaki + white frameWhite, Black, Khaki + white frame
Tiger 900 model range — difference between GT, GT Pro, Rally, Rally Pro, and base model

In a nutshell, the Tiger 900 base model gets you in the club, but you miss out on a lot. The GT models get you a spec which is much more suited for road touring, and the Rally models get you spec which is more suited for off-road.

But you’d be wrong to think there’s an absolute best between the Triumph Tiger 900 GT Pro and Rally Pro. For example, the GT Pro is heavier, and doesn’t have the off-road wheel size of the Rally Pro, and the Rally Pro lacks the electronic suspension adjustment of the GT Pro. Decisions!

From 2021, the slightly lower-power Triumph Tiger 850 Sport replaces the base model Triumph Tiger 900.

Manual for the Triumph Tiger 900 motorcycles

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Tiger 900, which is available on the Triumph web site.

All model variants share a manual and a common maintenance schedule.

Triumph Tiger 900 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The parts lists come from various parts fiches online.

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