Triumph Recalls 2016 Street Twin and Bonneville T120 over Fire Risk
Lets clear the air at the beginning itself! If you are a Triumph motorcycle owner in India and clicked on this link to check whether or not your beloved ride is affected under the said recall, you may relax and enjoy the article, as the recall described below is not applicable for the bikes sold in India. With this possibility out of the question, lets talk about what the Triumph motorcycle recall is all about.
The British Motorcycle Manufacturer, Triumph, has officially issued a recall that will be applicable to the new Street Twin and Bonneville T120 motorcycles, which were sold in the UK and US markets. This recall comes after the company noticed a probable fire hazard due to a fuel leak.
While the recall affects only 48 bikes in UK and even lesser in the US, it will indeed tarnish the brand’s image of developing reliable products. The official announcement regarding this recall further mentions that only those bikes that were manufactured from September 7 2015 to November 21 2015 will be asked to visit their nearest dealership, so that the issue can be rectified.
Talking about the technicalities of this recall issue, the defect was because of damaged insulation in the wire that passes through the connector of the fuel pump plate. This might lead to fuel getting trapped between the insulation and wiring. This fuel can get ignited in case the engine temperature gets overboard or a short circuit takes place.
It remains to be seen if this news does take a negative toll on the Triumph Street Twin and Bonneville T120 sales in India, as they are still in the initial stages of their lifetime. Triumph has unveiled the updated version of these bikes at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo.