This is the maintenance schedule for the Triumph Tiger Sport 660, a mid-size adventure sport bike from Triumph released in 2021 for the 2022 model year, but available to some markets in late 2021.
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is both the smallest of the Tiger line, and also a sibling to the Triumph Trident 660, with which the Tiger Sport shares a platform.
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 has an inline three-cylinder engine (a “triple”) with 660cc of displacement, running a compression ratio of 11.95:1 for max power of 60 kW / 81 PS or 80 hp at 10250 rpm in unrestricted form.
The Tiger Sport 660 is also available in learner-legal form in many markets, including Europe, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Parts and maintenance for A2/LAMS-compliant versions is the same.
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What you need to service the Triumph Tiger Sport 660
Aside from regular motorcycle maintenance tools, you need the following consumables to service your Tiger Sport 660.
|Part||Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Spec|
|Engine oil||Semi or fully synthetic 10W-40 oil that’s API SH or JASO MA or higher, e.g. Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40.|
|Oil filter||Triumph part T1218001 or Hiflofiltro part HF204RC (common to many Triumph motorcycles)|
|Spark plug||NGK CR9EK spark plug.|
|Air filter||DNA air filter P-TR6N21-01 is a well-respected aftermarket filter.|
|Coolant||Triumph D2053 OAT coolant (50-50 pre-mixed). This is an OAT coolant. You can also use Motorex M3.0, another OAT coolant.|
|Battery||A Yuasa YTX9-BS battery|
|Bulbs||All LED, you need Triumph parts (but they’re unlikely to fail!)|
|Brake fluid||Use DOT 4, e.g. Castrol DOT 4|
|Grease||An NLGI 2 spec lithium soap-based grease, e.g. Royal Purple NLGI 2 grease|
|Chain||Maintain your chain with a high quality lubricant like Motul chain lubricant or Motul chain paste|
Maintenance schedule for the Triumph Tiger Sport 660
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Triumph Tiger Sport 660.
The table is the same content as from the manual, though re-formatted slightly to make it more easy to read. We separated out daily / pre-ride checks from the rest of the regular schedule.
Basic service intervals for the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 are to change the oil and filter every 6000 miles or 10000 km or year. Change the air filter and spark plugs every second service, as well as the valves and the camshaft timing. There’s more detail in the full maintenance schedule below.
Daily / Pre-ride checks
Do the following checks on the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 daily or before every ride. Also do them with every regular service.
If you go on long trips, then give your bike a once-over visually every day before you start riding.
|Tiger Sport 660 Daily / pre-ride checks|
|Oil cooler – check for leaks|
|Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.|
|Coolant level – check/top up|
|Clutch – check operation|
|Clutch cable – check function and adjust as necessary|
|Wheels – inspect for damage|
|Tire wear/tyre damage – check|
|Tire pressures – check/adjust|
|Lights, instruments, and electrical systems – check|
|Steering – check for free operation|
|Front and rear suspension – check for leaks/smooth operation|
|Brake system – check operation|
|Brake pads – check wear levels|
|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|
|Fasteners – inspect visually for security|
|Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear|
|Side stand – check operation|
Tiger Sport 660 regular maintenance schedule
Below is the regular maintenance schedule for the Tiger Sport 660 to be done every 6000 miles or 1000 kms – or every year.
- Do the daily checks as well as the scheduled checks below.
- If there’s both a time and distance interval (e.g. for oil changes), follow the earlier of the two.
- Items marked [T] need specialist Triumph equipment
|mi x 1000||0.6||6||12||18||24|
|km x 1000||1||10||20||30||40||Every|
|Engine oil – renew (Motul 7100 10W-40)||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Engine oil filter – renew (HF204RC)||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Exhaust butterfly valve cables – check cable for chafing, cracks or damage. Replace if necessary||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Air filter – renew||•||•||More often if riding in wet or dusty conditions|
|Spark plugs – renew (NGK CR9EK)||•||•|
|Cooling system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage. Replace if necessary||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant – renew (Motorex M3.0)||3 years|
|Clutch lever pivot – clean/grease||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Valve clearances – check/ adjust||•||•|
|Camshaft timing – check/ adjust||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||•||•||Year|
|Headstock bearings – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Rear suspension unit and linkage – lubricate||•||•|
|Fork oil – renew||•|
|Swinging arm spindle – lubricate||•||•|
|Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)||2 years|
|Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Drive chain – wear check||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Drive chain rubbing strip – check for wear, cracks, or damage||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Instruments, chassis ECM, keyless ECM and engine ECM–check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic tool||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty work||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicator||•||•||•||•||Year|
Drive chain maintenance — Extra notes
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is a sport adventure tourer, but it’s the kind of bike many people will take on camping trips, riding along dusty roads and in the rain, etc.
The schedule recommends lubricating the chain every year at a minimum. But in another section of the manual, Triumph recommends servicing the chain by the below schedule, and “also after riding in wet weather, on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry.”
|Drive chain – lubricate||200 miles (300 km)|
|Drive chain – wear check||500 miles (800 km)|
About the Triumph Tiger Sport 660
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is Triumph’s entry into an increasingly competitive motorcycle segment — the middleweight adventure sports segment.
But the Tiger Sport 660 is much more of a road-going bike than some other middleweight adventurers. While it has an upright seating position and a windscreen, it’s essentially a comfortable naked sport bike.
The heart of the Tiger Sport, the engine, remains untouched. It’s a 659cc inline three-cylinder engine — a triple — an engine format that Triumph really knows how to make well, and which it has been using on Tigers, Speed Triples, Street Triples, and other motorcycles for decades.
In unrestricted form, the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 makes a healthy 60 kW / 81 PS or 80 bhp at 10250 rpm. It can also be restricted to A2 or LAMS-friendly 35 kW (47 bhp) for newer riders.
It may not sound like much power, but it’s one of the highest-power motorcycles under 700 cc. The Aprilia Tuareg 660 is the only motorcycle to give it a serious run for its money.
The ride gear on the Tiger Sport is quite basic, as you’d expect. The front Showa 41mm upside-down forks are cartridge type, but are not adjustable. The rear Showa monoshock has a remote preload adjuster.
Still, the fact that these are Showa-branded and that there’s an upside-down fork is pretty good for an entry-level adventurer!
Front brakes on the Tiger Sport 660 are twin 310mm discs with two-piston sliding calipers. This is standard for an entry-level motorcycle, but it’s lower spec than the four-piston calipers that you see on some middleweights of similar power from other manufacturers (or even from Triumph’s own line-up). Nonetheless, it’ll do the job for most of the Tiger Sport 660’s intended use case.
There are other components of the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 which are quite premium. A few examples of these are
- A large TFT screen
- Two ride modes
- A slip and assist-clutch
- Traction control
- Self-cancelling indicators
- Full LED lighting
Servicing the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is just like servicing many other Triumph motorcycles. The service intervals are 10 000 mile (16 000 kilometre) or 12 months, with a valve clearance check required every two intervals (20 000 mile / 32 000 kilometre).
The Tiger Sport 660 is a road-going motorcycle. It has no engine protection underneath. The tyres are 17 inch front and rear, and on cast rims. And suspension travel is just 150 mm (~5 inches) front and rear.
So the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is more a competitor to the Kawasaki Versys 650, for example, than to the Yamaha Ténéré 700.
Given that the Tiger Sport 660 is explicitly named the “Sport”, there’s speculation about whether Triumph will release other incarnations of the Tiger 660 motorcycle in coming years.
But in the meantime, the next bike on the upgrade path would be the Triumph Tiger 850.
Manual for the Triumph Tiger Sport 660
The above maintenance schedule and service intervals come straight from the user manual for the Triumph Tiger Sport 660.
You can download the manual for the Tiger Sport 660 directly from Triumph’s website.