Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster (1200cc, 2018+) Maintenance Schedule

2018-2019 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster- Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster motorcycles. This is to distinguish it from the earlier Triumph Speedmaster 865, which also was called the Bonneville Speedmaster sometimes (c’mon, make it easier for us!)

The maintenance schedule for the new Bonneville Speedmaster with the “High Power” motor is very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines, such as the Triumph Speed Twin.

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What you need to service your Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

You need the below parts/consumables to service your Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster (with the 1200cc engine).

TriumphPart spec (Triumph Thruxton/R, Speed Twin, Scrambler 1200)
OilTriumph recommends 10W/40 or 10W/50 semi or fully synthetic motorcycle engine oil that 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’s HF204RC (better than K&N these days).
Brake fluidTriumph Thruxton/R motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (they have a clutch cable, so you don’t need fluid for the clutch).
CoolantTriumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Zerex G05 is a HOAT coolant that meets this spec.
Front brake padsA popular upgrade is EBC brake pads for better bite, less fade, and longer life. The part codes are:

Triumph Thruxton R, TFC, Scrambler 1200: FA447HH
Triumph Bonneville T120, Thruxton base model: FA142HH
Triumph Speed Twin: FA604/4HH

See this image from the EBC brakes catalogue if you’re not sure.
EBC brakes Triumph 1200 motorcycles
Rear brake padsUse FA214/2HH (same for many Triumph motorcycles)
Spark plugsNGK code LMAR8A-9. Note they’re sold individually. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.
Air filterThe part number for the air filter is T2201122. You can also use K&N part TB-1216.
Cable maintenanceProtect All Cable Life is a good-quality cable maintenance product. You can also use engine oil (but it’s a bit messy)
Chain maintenanceA good kit to have on hand is the Motul chain care kit — including lubricant, cleaners, a brush, and so on.
Consumables for Triumph 1200 cc-engine motorcycles (Thruxton R, Speed Twin etc.)

Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier.

Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day.


  • (T): You need Triumph official diagnostic equipment to do these things.
  • (E): Evaporative equipment fitted in some markets only
Operation DescriptionEvery500
1 month
Year10,000 and 30,000
(16,000 and 48,000
20,000 (32,000)40,000
Engine – check for leaks Day
Engine oil – replace
Engine oil filter – replace
Fuel System and Engine Management
Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan (T)
Fuel system – check for leaks
Fuel system – check fuel hoses for chafing,
cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.
Air cleaner – replace
Fuel filter – replace
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean
Throttle bodies – balance
Fuel hoses – replace Every 4 years, regardless of mileage
Evaporative hoses (E) – replace (if equipped)Every 4 years, regardless of mileage
Ignition system
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – replace
Cooling system
Cooling system – check for leaks
Cooling system – check coolant hoses for chafing/cracks/damage. Replace if necessary.
Coolant level – check/adjustDay
Coolant – replaceEvery 3 years, regardless of mileage
Clutch cable – check function and adjust as necessaryDay
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Camshaft timing
Wheels and Tires
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation
Tyre wear/tyre damage – checkDay
Tyre pressures – check/adjustDay
Steering and Suspension
Steering – check for free operationDay
Front and rear suspension – check for damage/leaks/smooth operationDay
Fork oil – replace
Steering head bearings – check/adjust
Steering head bearings – lubricate
Rear suspension unit linkage – lubricate
ABS and immobiliser ECMs – check for stored DTCs (T)
Brake pads – check wear levels Day
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – replaceEvery 2 years regardless of mileage
Drive Chain
Drive chain slack – check/adjust Day
Drive chain – wear checkEvery 500 miles (800 km)
Drive chain – lubricateEvery 200 miles (300 km)
Drive chain rubbing strips – check for wear, cracks or damageDay
All lights, instruments and electrical systems – check/adjustDay
Instruments, chassis ECM (if equipped) and engine ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic tool (T)
Bank angle indicators – check for wearDay
Fasteners – inspect visually for securityDay
Center and/or side stand – check for wear/smooth operation
Center stand flanged sleeves (if equipped) – clean/grease
Side stand pivot pin – clean/grease
Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty work (T)
Carry out road test
Complete the service record book and reset the service indicator (if equipped) (T)
Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster (2018+) maintenance schedule

General information about the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

The new Speedmaster’s comfortable yet versatile twin seat set-up offers increased practicality together with all the Bonneville Bobber’s attitude. The critically acclaimed high-torque engine, with its powerful hot rod ride and raw sound, has a reassuringly high first major service interval of 10,000 mile / 16,000km. Featuring a twin air box with twin filters and hidden cat box. Full LED headlight with distinctive daytime running light pattern (market specific).

The new Bonneville Speedmaster takes Triumph’s critically acclaimed 1200cc High Torque parallel-twin engine and adds the even higher torque engine tune of the Bobber. Delivering category-leading peak torque of 106Nm at 4,000rpm – a massive 42% more peak torque than the 2015 Triumph Speedmaster and up to 10% more than the current generation Bonneville T120. Smooth, linear power is delivered low down in the rev range through the slick six-speed gearbox with peak power output at 77PS, 25% up on the 2015 Speedmaster and 10% up on the Bonneville T120.

Manual for the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

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

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