If you need further proof that the devil is in the details, Triumph is recalling 244 units of its 2013 Triumph Trophy touring bike because of an incorrect tire data label.
Affecting bikes that were manufactured between September 5, 2012 and November 29, 2012, the Triumph Trophy’s tire data label fails to conform to the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120 and the certification requirements of 49 CFR Part 567.
Because of this incorrect label, affected Triumph Trophy owners could have relied on the information provided by the labels, and thus installed incorrect replacement tires on their motorcycle, which increases the risk of injury.
Thankfully, none of the affected machines have been sold to consumers, and will be repaired by Triumph prior to sale. If there are any future Trophy owners who have questions about this preemptive recall, Triumph is available at 1-678-854-2010. As always the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.