Triumph Motorcycles has issued a recall for a range of its bikes over faulty wiring harness. The recall started in the US, affecting around 12,000 motorcycles, and has now been issued in India as well.
In US markets, it was the T100, T120 and Street Twin bikes which have been affected, while in India Triumph India has recalled the Bonneville, Street Twin and Street Scrambler range for potential wiring harness failure.
The recall in US markets include Bonneville T100, T100 Black (2017-2019), Bonneville T120, T120 Black (2016-2019), Street Twin, Street Twin A2 (2016-2018), Street Scrambler (2017-2018) and Street Cup. Street Cup and Street Twin A2 are not sold in India. Owners of the affected bikes have been asked to bring in their models for a quick check to company service dealerships and get the affected wiring harness replaced which will be done free of cost.
The issue is with a wiring harness in the headstock. The clutch cable rubs against the wiring harness which could lead to wires being damaged and result in malfunction of electrical system such as the headlamp, turn indicator and ignition system. Along with the recall in India and US, a total of 68,686 motorcycles have been affected globally.
Triumph India offers a fleet of 11 bikes in India. Earlier this month, the company announced a range of offers on the Bobber, Bonneville T120, Speedmaster, Tiger 800 and Street Triple S which includes cash discounts and accessory upgrades. Cash discounts are upto Rs.40,000 while the buyers of Triumph Street Triple S gets zero percent interest and buyers of Triumph Tiger 800 are offered accessories which include a free top box and pannier together worth Rs.1.52 lakhs. These offers are valid till 31st March 2019 and can be availed at all company dealerships in the country.
Triumph India, which recently updated its portfolio with the 2019 Street Twin and Street Scrambler also gears up for the launch of the Speed Twin in India sometime soon. It will be priced at around Rs.10.5-Rs.11.5 lakhs and will be positioned above the Bonneville T120. Speed Twin will borrow styling from the Street Twin and will compete with the Ducati Scrambler 1100 and Kawasaki Z900 RS upon launch in the country.