One of two recalls recently announced for the 2012-2013 Triumph Speed Triple in Canada has now been announced for the U.S. Following the earlier recall announced by Transport Canada, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for the Speed Triple because the neutral indicator light may incorrectly remain lit when the motorcycle is actually in gear.
The NHTSA recall has actually expanded to include the Triumph Speed Triple R as well as the Sprint ST, Sprint GT, Tiger 1050 ABS and the Tiger Sport, though the recall documents say no units of those other vehicles in the U.S. are included in the recall campaign.
According to the documents, the problem is due to an incorrect engagement of the neutral switch and gear selecter drum caused by a washer of the wrong thickness. As a result, a rider may mistakenly believe the motorcycle is in neutral when in fact it is not. Releasing the clutch in such a situation may cause the Speed Triple to unexpected lurch forward and possibly crash.
Triumph dealers will replace the washer with one of the correct thickness. The recall affects 28 units of the base 2012-2013 Triumph Speed Triple and another 251 units of the ABS-equipped versions.
A second recall also announced by Transport Canada has yet to be confirmed for the U.S. The second recall concerns the detent spring in the transmissions of certain 2012-2013 Speed Triples. We will provide another update if the second recall is announced by NHTSA.
[Source: NHTSA recall #13V211000]