This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Street Triple RS motorcycle.
The Triumph Street Triple RS is the flagship in Triumph’s “middlweight” line (which has crept up in size from 675 to 765cc).
In the RS from 2017-2019 it made 90 kW (121 hp) peak at 11,700 rpm, and peak torque of 77 Nm (56 ft-lb) at 10,800 rpm. In 2020, Triumph revised the RS slightly, and retuned the engine to make the same peak power but at 11750 rpm, and more mid-range torque — with peak torque going up to 79 Nm (58 ft-lb).
All this in a motor that has a fairly flat torque curve, though a bit of a “supersport” bump in torque around the 5-6,000 rpm point.
The Street Triple RS replaces the 2013-2016 Triumph Street Triple R that had the 675cc engine.
Here are all the Triumph Street Triple motorcycles, in case you’re looking for another one:
- Triumph Street Triple 675 Gen 1 (2007-2012) — the original
- Triumph Street Triple R 675 (2009-2012) — fully adjustable forks, 4-piston calipers
- Triumph Street Triple 675 Gen 2 (2013-2016) — bigger discs, redesigned lights
- Triumph Street Triple R 675cc Gen 2 (2013-2016) — fully adjustable forks, 4 piston calipers
- Triumph Street Triple S 660 (2017-2019) — 35 kW/47 hp, de-restrictable to 70 kW/94 hp. KYB non-adjustable forks, Nissin 2-piston brakes
- Triumph Street Triple S 765 Gen 3 (2017-2019) — 83 kW/111 hp peak, Preload-adjustable Showa SFF, preload-adjustable Showa shock, Nissin 2-piston brakes
- Triumph Street Triple R Gen 3 (2017+) — 87 kW/116 hp peak, fully adjustable Showa suspension front and rear, Brembo M 4.32 4-piston brakes
- Triumph Street Triple RS (2017+), 90 kW/121 hp peak, fully adjustable Showa suspension front and rear, Brembo M50 4-piston brakes
- Triumph Street Triple S 660 (2020+) — 40 kW/55 hp. Showa suspension, adjustable shock preload.
The engine is very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Street Triple series, like the 2017-2020 Triumph Street Triple R, though other motorcycles in the same series have different states of tune and power outputs.
In 2020, the Triumph Street Triple RS got Euro 5 certification and a suite of changes, but it didn’t change the engine fundamentally or the maintenance schedule.
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What you need to service the Triumph Street Triple RS
The following is a list of specific consumables for the Triumph Street Triple R and RS.
|Part||Triumph Street Triple R and RS spec|
|Engine oil||The 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, sold as Castrol Power RS Racing 4T 10W-40 (fully synthetic) in some countries.|
|Oil filter||Replace the oil filter every time you change the oil. Use Triumph part number T1218001. You can also use Hiflofiltro part HF204RC.|
|Spark plugs||Use NGK spark plugs with code CR9EIA9. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.|
|Air filter||Use Triumph part number T2200957 or K&N equivalent part TB-7617.|
|Coolant||Triumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Many Triumph owners use Zerex G05.|
|Brake pads||Front: EBC part FA447HH (you need two sets)|
Rear: EBC part FA213HH (just need one set)
You may also need the following general consumables for servicing your Street Triple RS.
|Paddock Stand — Makes maintaining your chain or doing other maintenance much easier.|
|Motul chain paste — one of the most highly-regarded chain lubes. Easy to apply, doesn’t fling off. If you need more stuff, get the Motul chain care kit as an affordable package.|
|Always good to have on hand lithium soap-based grease for lubing external pivot points (like the swingarm) and bearings.|
|Use Protect all cable life to lubricate your cables and controls.|
Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Street Triple RS
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. If so, they should also be included in other services (annual or distance-based).
- The first break-in service should be done at 1000 km or 6 months, whichever arrives sooner.
- Items marked [T] need Triumph specialist equipment.
- Camshaft timing check is at first 12K miles (20K km) service only
|x 1000 mi||0.6||6||12||18||24||Every|
|Engine oil – replace (use Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40)||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Engine oil filter – replace (Triumph part number T1218001)||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Fuel System and Engine Management|
|Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean||•||•||•||•|
|[T] Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool (if you have one)||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] ABS modulator – check for stored DTCs||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Secondary air injection system – check/clean||•||•|
|Air cleaner – replace (K&N part TB-7617)||•||•|
|Throttle bodies – balance||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel hoses – replace||4 years|
|Evaporative loss hoses – replace||4 years|
|Spark plugs – check||•||•|
|Spark plugs – replace (NGK CR9EIA9, sold individually)||•||•|
|Cooling system – check for leaks||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Coolant level – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Coolant – replace (use Zerex G05, a HOAT coolant)||3 years|
|Clutch cable – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Valve clearances – check/adjust||•||•|
|Camshaft timing – check/adjust *||•|
|Wheels and Tires|
|Wheels – inspect for damage||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||•||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Tire wear/tire damage – check||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Tire pressures – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Lights, instruments and electrical systems – check||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Steering and Suspension|
|Steering – check for free operation||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Fork oil – replace||•|
|Steering head bearings – check/adjust||•||•||•||•|
|Steering head bearings – lubricate||•||•|
|Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate||•||•|
|Brake pads – check wear levels. Front: EBC part FA447HH x2, Rear: EBC part FA213HH x1||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Brake fluid levels – check||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Brake fluid – replace (Castrol DOT 4)||2 years|
|Drive chain slack – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Drive chain – wear check||500 miles (800 km)|
|Drive chain – lubricate||200 miles (300 km)|
|Drive chain rubbing strip – check||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Fasteners – inspect visually for security||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear||•||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Side stand – check operation||•||•||•||•||Day|
General information about the Triumph Street Triple RS
Triumph’s Street Triple RS is in a class of its own — a lightweight triple cylinder high-revving motorcycle making over 120 hp (over 90 kW). The MT-09 has been nipping at its heels, but the Street Triple has always been a fan favourite and has had its character for many years.
The Street Triple RS is the latest in a long-series of Street Triple motorcycles. Originally, the Street Triple was based on the Daytona 675. But these days, the Daytona motorcycles are very exclusive track-focused machines, and the Street Triple are consumer bikes — though the RS is a track favourite, too, with its high-grade suspension and brakes.
The new-for-2017 generation Street Triple RS has a significantly updated 765cc triple engine, developed by Triumph’s Moto2 engine team, that delivers track-ready levels of power and torque.
The Street Triple RS has front suspension of Showa 41 mm upside down big piston forks (BPF), with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustment, and an Ohlins STX40 fully-adjustable piggyback reservoir shock respectively. Aside from the engine (that makes slightly more power), it’s the latter that’s an upgrade over the Street Triple R, which shares the same forks but which has a (still competent) Showa rear shock.
The front Showa suspension was chosen, by the way, after testing with many riders who preferred it over a competing Öhlins unit that was also a contender.
The Street Triple RS also gets, on top of the R, a quickshifter, a Track riding mode and several track features.
Manual for the Triumph Street Triple RS
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Street Triple RS, which is available on the Triumph website.