Triumph is the second motorcycle company to report a recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concerning Brembo brake pad failures, as a bevy of motorcycle brands are expected to be recall motorcycles that use the Italian firm’s brake pads.
For those who don’t know, this wave of recalls stems from the friction material separating from the metal backing plate, often because of exposure to corrosive conditions.
We won’t rehash the technical details over and over again as the recalls come through (we are expecting several more), but you can read our initial post on Brembo brake pad issue, if you require a primer on the situation.
For Triumph, this means that 3,691 motorcycles in the USA will be affected by this recall, coming from various trim levels from the Street, Speed Triple, and Tiger 1200 families, focused on the 2018-2020 model years:
2018-2020 Street Triple RS, Tiger 1200 XCx and Tiger 1200 XCA, 2019-2020 Speed Triple S and Speed Triple RS, 2018-2019 Tiger 1200 XRT, Tiger 1200 XR, Tiger 1200 XRx and Tiger 1200 XRx LRH and 2020 Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition and Tiger 1200 Desert Edition motorcycles.
To remedy issue, Triumph will notify affected owners, and Triumph dealers will replace the front brake pads, free of charge. It should be noted though that Triumph has not yet provided a notification schedule for this recall.
Concerned Triumph owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph’s number for this recall is SRAN 579. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.