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Triumph recalling motorcycles with poor-quality wheel bearings

February 11, 2013|By Ronald D. White
  • Triumph Motorcycles is recalling a small number of certain model year 2011-2012 Daytona 675 and Street Triple motorcycles and 2012 Thunderbird and Thunderbird Storm motorcycles. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said that the wheels were assembled with bearings of an unknown quality.
Triumph Motorcycles is recalling a small number of certain model year 2011-2012… (Triumph Motorcycles )

Triumph Motorcycles is recalling a small number of certain model year 2011-2012 Daytona 675 and Street Triple motorcycles and 2012 Thunderbird and Thunderbird Storm motorcycles.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said the wheels were assembled with bearings of an unknown quality.

Wheel bearings of poor quality could fail unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a motorcycle crash.

The recall notice said about 250 motorcycles are believed to have the problem.

Triumph will notify owners and dealers will replace the affected bearings free of charge. Owners may contact Triumph at (678) 854-2010 for more information.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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