Triumph Motorcycles has issued a recall for all variants for Tiger 1200, Speed Triple RS, along with Street Triple RS manufactured between 2018 and 2020 for a potential front brake issue.
Triumph Motorcycles has issued a recall for about 3,700 units in USA with regards to a potential front brake issue on these motorcycles. The models affected by the recall are the entire Tiger 1200 range (2018-2020), Speed Triple S (2018-2020), Speed Triple RS (2018-2020) and the Street Triple RS (2018-2020). All the motorcycles in question run Brembo brakes up front. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) detected a potential manufacturing defect for the brakes on these models. The brakes might have a higher concentration of Nickel. This results in more salt and water absorption on the back plate. And excess salt and water absorption could lead the brake pads to corrode at a higher rate than normal, especially in winter and rainy conditions. There is a risk of the brake pad friction material coming off the backing plate.
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With the issue of the friction material coming off, the front brake could fail in their working at any time, without any warning. This again leads to a potential accident hazard. Although, Triumph has reported no injuries with regards to this so far. Triumph Motorcycles America will begin notifying the owners of the Tiger 1200, Speed Triple and the Street Triple RS in a phased manner and ask them to get their motorcycles to the nearest Triumph service centre where the motorcycles will be rectified free of cost.