This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S motorcycles for 2016-17.
Both the 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple S and the Speed Triple R share the same engine, a 1050cc liquid cooled triple with 12 valves and dual overhead cams. It makes 104 kW (140 hp) @ 9500 hp, with peak torque of 112 Nm (83 ft-lb) @ 7850 rpm. The engine has the same tune in both motorcycles.
The Speed Triple R takes the base Speed Triple S and adds 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 — though they have been superseded since.
They continue the same basic format set by their predecessor — 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 brake calipers 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 has higher-spec Öhlins NIX30 43mm front and rear suspension — fully adjustable of course.
The 2016-2017 Speed Triple S still has very capable suspensions: fully adjustable forks from Showa.
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.