ATLANTA – Triumph Motorcycles America, Ltd., has agreed to recall certain model-year 2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 motorcycles which might have a front brake disc that could detach from the wheel.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-146, the 988 motorcycles within the recall population might have the left-hand brake disc improperly secured.
The agency detailed the production issue at the root of the potential problem but reported no actual incidents: “The production process of the left-hand rubber-based damper underwent an undisclosed change, resulting in parts that no longer conform to the required dimensional accuracy and specifications. Consequently, fitting this defective part to a vehicle provides a lower clamping load than required, which can eventually lead to the fixings being subjected to shear forces when the brake is applied. This can result in one or more fixings fracturing, leading to a loose or detached left-hand front brake disc. No actual evidence of this has been recorded in service.”
Should the disc become detached, NHTSA said it represents a safety risk by causing a distraction and reduced braking performance.
To remedy the situation, Triumph will install a replacement damper that sits between the wheel and the left-hand brake disc as well as replace five disc bolts.
Dealers and owners were scheduled to be informed of the recall by March 20th.