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ADV NewsTriumph Issues Recall on 2018-2020 Tiger 1200 Models

Triumph Issues Recall on 2018-2020 Tiger 1200 Models

Recall issued on Triumph Tiger 1200 models for potential braking issues.

Published on 05.01.2020

Triumph Motorcycles America has issued a recall on certain Tiger 1200 models, as well as other non-Tiger models, for potential brake system issues. A total of 3,691 Triumph motorcycles, built for the 2018-2020 model years, may be affected by the recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Models included in the recall are the Tiger 1200 Alpine, Tiger 1200 Desert, Tiger 1200 XCa, Tiger 1200 XCx, Tiger 1200 XR, Tiger 1200 XRt, Tiger 1200 XRx, Tiger 1200 XRx LRH, Speed Triple RS, Speed Triple S, and Street Triple RS.

According to the defect report, manufacturing issues promote the infiltration of salt and water on the back plate. This may cause the front Brembo brake pads to corrode at a higher rate than usual, especially when the bike is used in certain environmental and winter-time road-treatment conditions. As a consequence, the front brake pad friction material can detach from the backing plate. At this time, no injuries have been reported related to this recall.

What Can Happen

If detachment of the front brake pad’s friction material from the backing plate occurs, braking performance could be compromised. Failure of the front brakes may occur without any warning. The rear braking system will still maintain its required performance. However, inadequate deceleration may increase the risk of an accident.


All models affected by the recall:

TriumphTiger 1200 Alpine2020
TriumphTiger 1200 Desert2020
TriumphTiger 1200 XCa2018-2020
TriumphTiger 1200 XCx2018-2020
TriumphTiger 1200 XR2018-2019
TriumphTiger 1200 XRt2018-2019
TriumphTiger 1200 XRx2018-2019
TriumphTiger 1200 XRx LRH2018-2019
TriumphSpeed Triple RS2018-2019
TriumphSpeed Triple S2018-2020
TriumphStreet Triple RS2018-2020

How To Get It Fixed

Triumph Motorcycles America will notify affected owners and instruct them to bring their motorcycles to a Triumph dealer to have the front brake pads replaced free of charge (parts and labor). The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or check your VIN to see if you are affected by the recall at

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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