Triumph Speed Twin motorcycle owners should take note that their steeds are going in for a winter recall, as it has been discovered that there could be issues with shifting through the gears on the bike.
The recall affects both 2019 and 2020 models of the Speed Twin, with just over 1,300 motorcycles in the recall group.
At the core of the recall is the gear shift lever linkage, which may separate from shifter ball joint, and result in an inability to change gears.
This is because the original contaminated thread locking compound provides reduced adhesion and permitted a loosening of the ball joint. As a result, the rider may notice a deterioration in the quality of the feel of the gear change as the linkage loosens.
To remedy the issue, Triumph will notify affect Speed Twin owners, and Triumph dealers will secure the attachment with a different thread locking compound, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin January 27, 2020.
Concerned Speed Twin owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010, and reference Triumph’s number for this recall, which is SRAN 569.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.