This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S motorcycles.
Both the 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple S and the Speed Triple R shared the same engine, a 1050cc liquid cooled triple. It made 104 kW (140 hp) @ 9500 hp, with peak torque of 112 Nm (83 ft-lb) @ 7850 rpm. The engine had the same tune in both motorcycles.
The Speed Triple R took the 2016-2017 Speed Triple S and added a couple of improvements:
- The R had premium Öhlins front and rear fully-adjustable suspension, where as the S had Showa components (though still fully adjustable)
- Some styling features, including stitching on the seats, red wheel stripes, a painted sub-frame, and red side cowls, and a bellypan.
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 maintenance schedule is the same between the Speed Triple R and S (from 2016-2017).
Maintenance Schedule for 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S
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. Do these with the annual check, too.
- The run-in check is omitted because you’ve already run it in!
- Items marked [T] are for dealers to do (they need special tools)
|mi x 1000||6||12||18||24|
|km x 1000||10||20||30||40||Every|
|Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Engine oil – renew||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Engine oil filter – renew||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic Tool||•||•||•||•||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 – renew||4 years|
|Secondary air injection system – check||•||•|
|Spark plugs – check||•||•|
|Spark plugs – renew||•||•|
|Cooling system – check for leaks||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Cooling system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage. Replace hoses if necessary||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant level – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Coolant – renew||3 years|
|Clutch cable – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Valve clearances – check/adjust||•||•|
|Camshaft timing – check/adjust||•||•|
|Wheels – inspect for damage||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Rear wheel needle roller bearing – lubricate||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Tyre wear/tyre damage – check||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Tyre pressures – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|All lights, instruments and electrical systems – check||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Steering – check for free operation||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Headstock bearings – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Headstock bearings – lubricate||•||•|
|Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Fork oil – renew||•|
|Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate||•||•|
|Brake fluid levels – check||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Brake fluid – renew||2 years|
|Brake pads – check wear levels||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons||•||•||•||•||Year|
|ABS and immobiliser ECMs – check for stored DTCs||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Drive chain – lubricate||200 mi / 300 km|
|Drive chain – wear check||500 mi / 800 km|
|Drive chain slack – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Drive chain rubbing strip – check||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Engine ECM, Instruments and Keyless ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic tool|
|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 |
|Carry out road test||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicator||•||•||•||•||Year|
General information about the 2016-2017 Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S
The 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple motorcycles represented the highest-spec Speed Triples ever made.
They continued the same basic format — a high-speed but torque-heavy standard sportbike. Both the Speed Triples are somewhat unique in the premium standard segment for not being based on a superbike. They share this with the KTM Super Duke, but few other bikes.
Both the R and the S are based around the same engine — a 1050cc inline three-cylinder engine (a “triple”). It’s a DOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder, fuel injected engine that’s tuned for a broad spread of torque across the RPM range.
The 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple R and S use ride-by-wire throttle bodies to enable a higher degree of controls over fuelling, which allow them to conform with Euro 4 regulations.
Both bikes also get power modes (throttle maps), including one configurable one that you can define as a user. The power modes also adjust ABS and traction control intervention levels.
Other features common to both the 2016-2017 Speed Triple R/S are:
- Brembo monobloc 4-piston brakes front and rear, on 320 discs, with switchable ABS
- A lighter, freer flowing under-seat (this was abandoned later, in the interest of emissions and mass centralisation) — allowing you to plainly see the gorgeous single-sided swing-arm
- Cast aluminium wheels, on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres
- Wide alloy handlebars
- Fly screen
- Bar-end mirrors
- LED indicators
The Triumph Speed Triple R had higher-spec Öhlins NIX30 43mm front and rear suspension — fully adjustable of course.
The 2016-2017 Speed Triple S still had very capable suspension, fully adjustable, from Showa.
It succeeded an earlier Speed Triple, but was succeeded itself by the Speed Triple RS.
From 2018 both bikes were replaced with a higher-spec pair of Speed Triples that got an 8 hp power bump and a host of other upgrades.
The Speed Triple R was succeeded by the 2018-2020 Speed Triple RS, which in addition to the better suspension over the S model, also got a 6-axis IMU and associated features like cornering ABS.
The 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple S was succeeded by the 2018-2020 Triumph Speed Triple S — same name, but a more powerful bike. Like the 2016-2017 model, it had Showa forks and rear suspension, and also lacked the IMU of its more expensive stablemate.
Manual for the Triumph Speed Triple R
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Speed Triple R, which is available on the Triumph website.