The Triumph Thruxton line is getting recalled today, for an issue that can cause the engine to stall. The recall affects 2,824 Thruxtons (both base model and R models), built for the 2016 through 2018 model years.
Specifically, the engine stall occurs when the throttle is opened or closed quickly, while the clutch lever is pulled in. Updating the bike’s ECU fixes this problem, according to Triumph, and helps stabilize the engine idle speed in this situations.
As such, Triumph will notify affected owners, and Triumph dealers will update the engine management software, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin February 9, 2018.
Thruxton owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010, and reference Triumph’s number for this recall, which is 33. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov