Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much attention you pay to details, because in the end there will be that one itsy bitsy little factor that will get ya. Such is the case unfortunately with certain 2016-2017 Triumph Speed Triple R and S models. A wire for the charging system may rub against a bracket for the ABS modulator, potentially resulting in an electrical short. Owners need not fret though, because Triumph is taking care of it, free of charge.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 28, 2017

Triumph Recall: Charging System Wire may Chafe and Short

An electrical short could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V700000

Manufacturer: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 541

Make Model Model Year(s)
TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE R 2016 – 2017
TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE S 2016 – 2017

Summary: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S motorcycles. A wire for the charging system may rub against a bracket for the ABS modulator, potentially resulting in an electrical short.

Remedy: Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected wire, rerouting it to avoid contact with the bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2017. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph’s number for this recall is SB552.

Notes: 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.