Triumph Street Triples recalled for shock absorber problem

Published: 25 March 2008

Triumph is advising owners of the Street Triple 675 to return their bikes to a dealer as soon as possible to rectify a possible defect in the rear shock absorber.

The service bulletin has been issued worldwide, and a statement on Triumph’s US website says:

“In-service monitoring has identified a potential problem with the rear suspension unit fitted to a small number of Triumph Street Triples (vins: 316225 to 343763).

"There is a very small risk that the rear suspension unit may lose its damping performance leading to poor ride quality under extreme riding conditions.

“Triumph takes rider safety very seriously and therefore has decided to recall and replace all affected units.  Triumph is writing to all affected owners to recommend the rear suspension unit be replaced.

"Anyone who wishes to confirm whether their machine is affected is asked to contact their local dealer or use the VIN Enquiry option contained within the Technical section of Triumph’s website.

“Although the Street Triple is safe to ride in the meantime, owners are advised to make early arrangements to have a new rear suspension unit fitted to their bike.  All authorized Triumph dealers have been briefed of the recall.”

The recall has also been published on the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) website in the UK, where every recall affecting vehicles on UK roads must be published.

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