Triumph Motorcycles America is having to recall 603 units of its new Triumph Tiger 900 (Tiger 900, Tiger 900 GT, & Tiger 900 Rally) series because of issues with the bikes’ rear deflector.
According to recall documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the issue stems from the fact that the reflector manufacturing process and tooling resulted in parts containing incorrectly dimensioned spigots – the spigots are used to locate and fasten the reflex reflector to the motorcycle.
The parts supplier for the reflector corrected the process and tooling to ensure parts conform to the drawing specification. The operator may notice the reflex reflector to be missing when carrying out regular checks or when cleaning the motorcycle.
If the rear reflex reflectors does detach, then the motorcycle would fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, reflective devices, and associated Equipment”, hence the recall.
To remedy the issue, Triumph Motorcycles America will notify affected Tiger 900 owners, and dealers will replace the rear reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 17, 2020.
Concerned Tiger 900 owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-800-232-3780. Triumph’s number for this recall is SRAN 582. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.