Modern Classics Triumph

Triumph Speed Twin Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance schedule and service interval for the Triumph Speed Twin.

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Speed Twin motorcycles.

It’s very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Modern Classics series.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2019 Triumph Speed Twin
  • 2020 Triumph Speed Twin

Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Modern Classics

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

There are two kinds of service interval: every a) distance or b) time period. In each case, it’s the earlier of the two that’s most important.

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

Operation DescriptionEvery500
(800) one month
Year10,000 and 30,000 (16,000 and 48,000)20,000 (32,000)40,000 (64,000)
Engine – Check for leaksDay
Engine oil – renew
Engine oil filter – renew
Fuel System and Engine Management
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean
Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the
Triumph diagnostic tool (print a customer copy)
Air cleaner – renew
Fuel filter – renew
Throttle bodies – balance
Fuel hoses – renewEvery four years, regardless of mileage
Evaporative loss hoses* – renewEvery four years, regardless of mileage
Ignition system
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – renew
Cooling System
Cooling system – check for leaksDay
Coolant level – check/adjustDay
Coolant – renewEvery three years, regardless of mileage
Clutch cable – check/adjustDay
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Camshaft timing – adjustFirst 12,000 miles (20,000 km) service only
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation
Wheels – check wheels for broken or damaged spokes
and check spoke tightness (if fitted)
Tyre wear/tyre damage – checkDay
Tyre pressures – check/adjustDay
Lights, instruments and electrical systems – checkDay
Steering – check for free operation Day Day
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operationDay
Fork oil – renew
Headstock bearings – check/adjust
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate
Brake pads – check wear levels Day
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaksDay
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistonsDay
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – renewEvery two years, regardless of mileage
Drive chain slack – check/adjust Day
Drive chain – wear check Every 500 miles (800 km)Every 500 miles (800 km)
Drive chain – lubricate Every 200 miles (300 km)Every 500 miles (800 km)
Drive chain rubbing strip – check Day
Drive chain rubbing strip – renew
Fasteners – inspect visually for securityDay
Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear Day
Accessory rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation‡
Side stand – check operation Day
Centre stand – check operation Day
Centre stand flanged sleeves – check/clean/grease
Accessory pannier link mechanism – check for
correct operation and adjustment‡

* Evaporative system fitted to models for certain markets only.

‡ Only if fitted.

General information about the Triumph Speed Twin

The Triumph Speed Twin is essentially a 1200cc Bonneville.

Its name goes back to the old 1938 Speed Twin, which was a lightweight 500cc parallel twin that set new benchmarks (at the time) in power and handling.

The new Speed Twin offers the power and handling of the Thruxton cafe racer, but with a more upright seating position, less weight (it’s even lighter than the smaller 865cc Street Twin!), and lower price.

Manual for the Triumph Speed Twin

Triumph Speed Twin maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Speed Twin, which is available on the Triumph web site.