Triumph is recalling certain bikes from its crop of 2012-2013 Triumph Explorer and Triumph Explorer XC motorcycles because the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) on the certification label is incorrect. The error means that the affected motorcycles fail to comply with the DOT’s certification requirements, and thus need correcting to be road-legal.
According to the NHTSA, the incorrect label could cause a motorcyclist to overload the machine, which may result in handling issues and/or tire failure, and thus increase the risk of a crash. Triumph will notify affected owners, and will replace the labels with corrected GVWR data, free of charge.
Triumph has not yet provided a notification schedule, though the company may be contacted at at 1-678-854-2010 for more information. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.