The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that several motorcycles are being recalled over a possible crash hazard that could eventually expose riders to personal injury risks as a result.
The official recall campaign has just been announced.
According to the official release published by the NHTSA, the affected 2012 and 2013 Triumph Street Triple R motorcycles that were manufactured between July 1, 2012 and October 1, 2013 have been impacted by an issue with the four bolts securing the two cable guides on either side of the headstock. The company has indicated that the bolts could suddenly become loose, increasing the risk of a possible accident since the bolts may end up loosening while the motorcycle is traveling, causing the rider to experience a restricted steering movement. A potentially restricted steering movement can put the life of the rider in danger while exposing others to personal injury risks as well.
The affected motorcycles are all equipped with ABS.
According to the company, the potentially loosening bolts could expose riders to a problem that could even lead to deadly crashes. To avoid personal injuries and collisions, Triumph will be reaching out to motorcyclists who own the recalled vehicles in order to make sure that all affected vehicle owners are inspected and repaired for free. All affected bolts will be replaced for free. The replacing bolts will come with threadlock to avoid the potential loosening.
The company hasn’t announced when affected consumers are going to be contacted, but if you have been impacted, make sure to have this issue addressed right away by clicking here and contacting Triumph.