Rocket III recalled
Triumph has issued a safety recall of around 1000 Rocket IIIs after recognising a fault in the shaft-drive which, it admits, “may result in a seized rear wheel.”
Letters to owners explain modifications should be made without delay and that the repair should take less than one hour. A replacement unit is being fitted free of charge.
Triumph says the recall has been issued after the firm’s final drive unit supplier informed it of the possibility of a fault.
MCN understands the potential defect is in a seal. But to avoid repair inconsistencies, Triumph has opted to replace the entire final drive in all cases.
The recall applies to bikes with the VIN’s 205267 – 216401. It is being overseen by the Government’s Vehicle and Operators Services Agency.