Triumph recalls Thruxton and Speed Twin


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Triumph Australia will join a global recall on various Thruxtons over side stand spring issues and the Speed Twin over a gearshift linkage fault.

A spokesman for the Australian distributor, Peter Stevens Importers, confirms “Australian bikes are affected and customers are being contacted as information comes to hand”.

If an official notice is posted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with VINs , we will update this article so you can check your VIN to see if it is affected.

Thruxton recall

Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFC

Thruxton TFC

The sidestand recall apparently affects 2016-2018 Thruxton, 2016-2019 Thruxton R, and 2020 Thruxton TFC models.

It seems the spring may vibrate through resonance, weakening it and causing it to break.

If this happens, it could allow the side stand switch to activate and shut off the engine.

The replacement spring sits inside a rubber sleeve, preventing the resonance.

Speed Twin recall

Triumph Speed Twin a poor-man's Thruxton

Speed Twin

Affected 2019-2020 Speed Twin models may develop a loose ball joint in the gearshift lever linkage thanks to contaminated thread locking compound.

This could result in excessive movement at the end of the shift lever and riders will find gear shifts more difficult or even impossible.

Triumph can fix this issue by simply applying a new thread locking compound to the existing components.

This follows a Speed Twin recall last year for leaking coolant.

Owners of the above motorcycles should ask to schedule an inspection with an authorised Triumph Dealer “as soon as possible”. If it needs a fix, it will be free of charge.

Bonneville recalls

The “Bonneville” range has been the subject of several recalls since they were introduced in 2016:


Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:



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No worries on my end. Personally I like to see manufacturers issuing recalls over issues that are discovered. I especially like it when I see recalls issued before I hear owners complaining about the issues in forums. It shows that the manufacturer is standing behind their product.

Unlike my subaru crosstrek with with countless Internet forum complaints about wheel bearing failing at as little as 45K miles, with no recall issued.

I already replaced both rear wheel bearings due to premature failures with $500 out of my pocket. Despite countless owners reporting this issue, no recall from subaru.

I'm relieved to know that Triumph will readily issue recalls should something come up with my 2 wheeled ride.
there are more issues these days with more complicated vehicles with needed or unneeded but wanted add-ons + with manufacturers looking for more + more profits quality can lack. as noted by our water cooler guru Forchetto on triumphrat the wire looms are cheaply + many times poorly made in china + machined parts can lack due to as Harley does allow wider tolerances aka sloppy work to reduce costs! quality parts + proper assembly go together + theres LESS of both these days! lucky when found early under warranty but not so much when its your $$$ on an older bike that was used little early on + years later the :shit: hits the fan + its YOUR $$$$
Not sure I can agree with that sentiment in regard to this post. These recalls are for a side stand spring and shift linkage, neither of which are more complicated unneeded add ones. In both cases they sound like typical manufacturing defects that can show up on any mass produced product. Im just glad triumph is taking responsibility and fixing them.

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