Following the recall notices issued in both Australia, and the US, we anticipate a Triumph Bonneville T120 Recall in the UK over the coming weeks.
This would be the 2nd recall to be served on the model, with the first one being issued back in March 2016 due to a fire hazard/potential fuel leak.
This new recall is focussed on the heated grips. They may keep your hands warm, but potentially at a cost…
The air-gap between the end of the throttle twist grip and the handlebar end weight on the heated handlebar grips may be too small. This could cause the grip (when heated) to expand beyond its air-gap and make contact with the handle bar end weight.
If this occurs, the throttle will no longer return as intended to its neutral position via spring force only, but will require some manual intervention to close the throttle.
This obviously presents an increased risk of a loss of control and could potentially cause an accident.
Triumph in the US, and in Australia are already beginning to notify or preparing to notify affected owners, with the Triumph dealers agreeing to rectify the issue by installing a free of charge spacer to prevent the throttle from sticking.
This US recall is expected to begin February 20th 2017 affecting 1,390 bikes. Whilst the Australians have issued their recall effective immediately as of 2nd Feb. As is tradition in these situations, we expect the UK to soon follow suit.