Triumph Tiger Sport 660 (2022) Maintenance Schedule

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 maximum 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 are the same.

Updated Jan 2024 to correct the maintenance intervals in the table, and to add more detail.

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Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Service Intervals

Basic service intervals for the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 are to change the oil and filter every 10,000 miles / 16,000 km or year.

Change the air filter and spark plugs every 20,000 miles / 32,000 km, and check the valves and the camshaft timing.

The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 has a liquid-cooled engine and hydraulic clutch, so fluids for both need to be regularly replaced.

You also need to pay attention to the chain, particularly if the Tiger Sport is your daily drive — it needs regular cleaning and occasional re-tensioning.

There’s more detail in the full maintenance schedule below.

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.

PartTriumph Tiger Sport 660 Spec
Engine oilSemi 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 filterTriumph part T1218001 or Hiflofiltro part HF204RC (common to many Triumph motorcycles)
Spark plugNGK CR9EK spark plug.
Air filterDNA air filter P-TR6N21-01 is a well-respected aftermarket filter.
CoolantTriumph D2053 OAT coolant (50-50 pre-mixed). This is an OAT coolant. You can also use Motorex M3.0, another OAT coolant. (See here for more about Triumph D2053 alternatives)
BatteryA Yuasa YTX9-BS battery
BulbsFull LED, you need Triumph parts (but they’re unlikely to fail!)
Brake fluidUse DOT 4, e.g. Castrol DOT 4
GreaseAn NLGI 2 spec lithium soap-based grease, e.g. Royal Purple NLGI 2 grease
ChainMaintain your chain with a high-quality lubricant like Motul chain lubricant or Motul chain paste
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Spec maintenance consumables

Maintenance schedule for the Triumph Tiger Sport 660

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Triumph Tiger Sport 660.

The table contains the same info as the manual, though re-formatted slightly to make it easier to read. We separated daily / pre-ride checks from the rest of the regular schedule.

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
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 — Daily / pre-ride checks

Tiger Sport 660 regular maintenance schedule

Below is the regular maintenance schedule for the Tiger Sport 660 to be done every 10,000 miles or 16,000 km – 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 10000.610203040
km x 1000116324864Every
Engine oil – replace (Motul 7100 10W-40)Year
Engine oil filter – replace (HF204RC)Year
Exhaust butterfly valve cables – check the cable for chafing, cracks or damage. Replace if necessaryYear
Air filter – replaceMore often if riding in wet or dusty conditions
Spark plugs – replace (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/greaseYear
Valve clearances – check/ adjust
Camshaft timing – check/ adjust
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operationYear
Headstock bearings – check/adjustYear
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
(See below)
Drive chain – wear checkYear
Drive chain rubbing strip – check for wear, cracks, or damageYear
[T] Instruments, chassis ECM, keyless ECM and engine ECM–check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic toolYear
[T] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic toolYear
[T] Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty workYear
[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicatorYear
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Maintenance Schedule

Drive chain maintenance — Extra notes

The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is a sport adventure tourer, designed for roads, but it’s the kind of bike many people will take on camping trips, riding along dusty roads and in the rain, etc. Thus, the chain may get a lot of abuse.

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 – lubricate200 miles (300 km)
Drive chain – wear check500 miles (800 km)
Drive chain – Check / adjust slackPre-ride
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 — Chain Maintenance

Checking chain slack

To check the slack on the Triumph Tiger Sport 660, put it in neutral, onto its kickstand, and on a level surface. Make sure there is no load on the bike — if luggage is fitted, empty it.

Check the slack on the lower part of the chain, midway between the sprockets, and check it in multiple places (move the motorcycle forwards and backwards) as chains wear unevenly.

Slack on the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is defined as the free movement of the chain at its loosest point (midway between the sprockets).

Target chain slack for the Triumph Trident 660: 43-55 mm (1.7 – 2.15 in)

If the chain slack is out of spec, you need to adjust it.

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 chain slack adjustment
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 chain slack adjustment

Adjusting chain slack

To adjust the chain slack on the Tiger Sport 660 660, follow the steps below. The goal is to set it to 43mm to allow slack to increase with chain wear.

  1. Loosen the rear axle nut (you may need a breaker bar) and the lock nuts on either side of the axle.
  2. Turn the adjuster nuts to tighten (or loosen) the chain. Keep checking the chain tension to see if it has come within spec to 43 mm (approximately).
  3. Keep an eye on the adjuster alignment on either side of the axle. Make sure that the adjustment is to the same point so the chain and wheel remain aligned.
  4. When you’re done, tighten the axle to 110 Nm / 81 lb-ft.
  5. Re-check the chain slack again to make sure it’s still within spec.
  6. Tighten the adjuster nuts to 3 Nm / 2 lb-ft
  7. Tighten the adjuster lock nuts to 15 Nm / 11 lb-ft.

Wheels and Tires (/Tyres)

Below are the standard tyre sizes for the Triumph Tiger Sport 660, as well as the recommended tyre pressures (cold).

WheelRim sizeTire sizeTire pressure (cold)
Front17 x 3.5 in120/70 ZR 17 58W2.3 bar / 33 psi
Rear17 x 5.5 in180/55 ZR 17 73W2.5 bar / 36 psi
Tire sizes and pressures — Tiger Sport 660

The Tiger Sport 660 ships with Michelin Road 5 tyres from the showroom.

About the Triumph Tiger Sport 660

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Blue hi-res static rhs

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.

Triumph Tiger sport 660 brakes and suspension
Tiger Sport 660 brakes and suspension

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 10000 mile (16 000 kilometre) or 12 months, with a valve clearance check required every two intervals (20000 mile / 32000 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.

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