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Triumph Speed Triple RS (2018+) Maintenance Schedule

2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple S- Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Speed Triple RS made from 2018 onward.

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

The Triumph Speed Triple RS takes over from the 2016-2017 Speed Triple R. It’s the “premium” of the premium sport motorcycles, and has high-spec suspension and ride electronics.

Both the 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 engine in the Triumph Speed Triple RS is the same as that in the Speed Triple S made from 2018 onward, but the S gets slightly lower spec suspension and electronics (the S lacks an IMU and lean angle-aware ABS and traction control).

In 2021, the premium motorcycle in the range became the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS.

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What you need to service the Triumph Speed Triple RS

To service the Triumph Speed Triple RS, you will need the following parts and consumables.

PartSpeed Triple 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. Or use another high-grade oil like Motul 7100 10W-40.
Oil filterReplace the oil filter every time you change the oil. Use Triumph part number T1218001. You can also use Hiflofiltro HF204RC.
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plugs with code CR9EIA9.
Air filterUse Triumph part number T2204093 or K&N equivalent part TB-1016.
CoolantTriumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Zerex G05 is a HOAT coolant that meets this spec.
Brake padsFront: EBC part FA447HH (you need two sets)
Rear: EBC part FA214/2HH (just need one set)
Chain maintenanceMaintain the chain of your Speed Triple RS and S with a Motul chain care kit or just Motul chain paste.
Consumables for Triumph Speed Triple RS

Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Speed Triple RS

The following is the list of maintenance operations to be done on the Triumph Speed Triple RS.

The maintenance schedule is adapted from the manual, making it easier to read.

Notes:

  • Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day. Do these with the annual service too.
  • Items marked [T] are for dealers to do (unless you have the tools necessary… or unless you’re a dealer)
  • The break-in service is already completed at time of publication, so isn’t included.
mi x 10006121824
km x 100010203040Every
Lubrication
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaksDay
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 (if you have one)Year
Fuel system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage
Fuel system – Check for leaks Day
Air cleaner – renew
Throttle bodies – balance
Fuel hoses – renew 4 years
Evaporative loss hoses – renew4 years
Secondary air injection system – check
Ignition system
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – renew (NGK CR9EIA9)
Cooling system
Cooling system – check for leaks Day
Cooling system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage. Replace hoses if necessary
Coolant level – check/adjustDay
Coolant – renew3 years
Engine
Clutch cable – check/ adjustDay
Valve clearances – check/ adjust
Camshaft timing – check/ adjust
Wheels and Tires
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
Rear wheel needle roller bearing – lubricate
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operationYear
Tyre wear/tyre damage – checkDay
Tyre pressures – check/adjustDay
Electrical
All lights, instruments and electrical systems – checkDay
Steering and Suspension
Steering – check for free operationDay
Headstock bearings – check/adjustYear
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operationDay
Fork oil – renew
Rear suspension linkage – check/ lubricate
Brakes
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Brake pads – check wear levels Day
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaksYear
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistonsYear
[D] ABS and immobiliser ECMs – check for stored DTCsYear
Drive Chain
Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)200 mi / 300 km
Drive chain – wear check500 mi / 800 km
Drive chain slack – check/ adjustDay
Drive chain rubbing strip – checkYear
General
[T] Engine ECM, Instruments and Keyless ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic tool (if you have one)
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 workYear
Carry out road testYear
[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicatorYear
Triumph Speed Triple RS maintenance schedule

* Evaporative system fitted to models for certain markets only.
‡ Only if fitted.

General information about the Triumph Speed Triple RS

2018-2020 Triumph Speed Triple RS
2018 Triumph Speed Triple RS

The Triumph Speed Triple RS released in 2018 was at the time the premium roadster from Triumph — and one of the greatest of all time.

The inline three-cylinder engine is what makes the Speed Triple line so special. Like the Street Triple, it’s a sporty inline three that’s tuned for the street.

But the Speed Triple RS has larger capacity. Its 1050cc engine makes a peak of over 100 kW (148 hp) at around 10500 rpm. That’s enough to get you in a lot of trouble.

What’s even more impressive though is the torque. The Speed Triple RS has, in short, torque everywhere. You can leave it in 2nd or 3rd gear most of the time around many tracks, and especially on the street. It’s almost like cruise control.

The Speed Triple RS is distinct from the contemporary Speed Triple S in that it gets

  • Öhlins suspension front and rear. Fully adjustable of course. But bear in mind that the Speed Triple S is no slouch in this domain — its fully adjustable Showa suspension would be the envy of many.
  • A six-axis IMU and all the benefits, including cornering ABS and lean-aware traction control. The regular S has ABS and traction control, but it’s not inertia-aware.
  • Cruise control
  • An extra riding mode, a rider-configurable “Track” mode

Manual for the Triumph Speed Triple RS

Triumph Speed Triple RS Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2019 Triumph Speed Triple RS, which is available on the Triumph website.

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