Crash Hazard Prompts Triumph to Recall Nearly 3,800 Motorcycles

Posted on April 1, 2013

When riding a motorcycle, visibility is key.  You never know when another vehicle operator will be using their cellphone, changing the radio station, or just generally fail to provide their full attention to the road.  As such, it’s imperative that motorcyclists wear bright clothing, avoid blind spots, and make their every maneuver known prior to execution so as to make other drivers aware of their presence and course of action.

The next recall affects visibility, and thus the owners of the motorcycles should take the issue particularly seriously.  Triumph Motorcycles announced the recall, which affects Speed Triple, Street Triple, Tiger 800, and Daytona 675 motorcycles of the 2012 and 2013 model years.  Just under 3,800 motorcycles are impacted by the potential safety issue.

The possible defect stems from a problem which may have occurred during manufacture.  The stems on the turn signals are in danger of fracturing, which could lead to the turn signals not illuminating as they should.  If another automobile operator fails to recognize the intentions of the motorcyclist because of this issue, a crash becomes more of a possibility.

At this point, no word has arrived from Triumph as to when the recall is going to be initiated.  Once it does start, owners can expect to hear from the company.  They’ll be able to bring their motorcycles in to a dealer to obtain free repairs.

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