Triumph of USA is recalling 2,180 units of the Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 adventure bikes. The recall is specific to models manufactured between years 2011 and 2014.
After a recent recall that plagued majority of the Triumph lineup over a faulty ECU that would abruptly cut the fuel supply while riding, causing sudden loss in power. The new recall is due to a defective side-stand bolt on the Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 that tends to develop a fracture. This could cause the side-stand to suddenly break off and the motorcycle to fall on its side while parked.
Triumph of USA has being notifying the motorcycle owners about this issue, requesting them to get in touch with their nearby dealership to replace the side-stand pivot bolt and lock nut free of charge. The recall has begun at the start of December 2014 till all the affected motorcycles are fixed.
Triumph also faced a recall situation with the Daytona 675, Street Triple, Thunderbird and Thunderbird storm models back in 2013. The recall was regarding the wheel bearings on these motorcycles to be of poor quality, resulting in the wheels to come loose or lock up upon failure. Motorcycles manufactured between the year 2011 and 2012 were affected by the issue.