WASHINGTON, D.C. — Triumph Motorcycles North American just announced that it must recall its Trophy SE A1 model because of a flaw in the brake hose that may cause wiring damage. Damage to the wiring could increase the risk of crashing the motorcycle or colliding with another vehicle, leading to severe injury or death for the operator and passenger on the bike. According to an article appearing in The Brake Report, 1,585 motorcycles from model years, 2013 to 2017, could have the brake hose defect. The defect must be repaired immediately; otherwise, the rider could experience failures of the headlights, taillights, or an engine stall. Anyone of those malfunctions could cause a serious accident.
Triumph reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the agency published a notice of recall by Triumph Motorcycles for two Trophy SE A1 models. One of the models is Triumph’s 2013 to 2017 Trophy SE A1, and the other is the 2013 Triumph Trophy SE A1 Launch. Any rider who owns any one of these models must return the bike to the nearest Triumph dealer or the dealership from which the motorcycle was purchased to re-route the hose that is the subject of the recall. This will be done with no cost to the consumer.
Triumph said that the problem necessitating the recall stems from the brake hose that was not routed correctly during assembly. The hose could contact the ignition wiring every time the motorcycle turns. The constant wearing of the brake hose and ignition switch lines could cause significant malfunctions. The bike could stall if the ignition wiring is damaged. Additionally, the lights on the bike could go out.
Motorcycle riders rely on visibility for safety. Therefore, the risk of suffering a crash could escalate if the headlight or brake lights go out. Similarly, the cyclist is in danger if the bike stalls without warning.
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