Recall News: Do You Have These Brake Levers On Your Triumph Bonneville, Street Twin or Thruxton?

Accessory brake levers might contact handlebar before maximum braking force is applied.

Triumph Brake Lever Recall
Affected brake levers on the recall list carry part number A2021334.©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: June 13, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16E057000
Component(s): Brakes
Potential Number of Units Affected: n/a
Manufacturer: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD

THE RECALL: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain accessory Adjustable Brake Levers, sold as part of an aftermarket lever replacement kit, part number A2021334. These brake levers are intended for installation on 2016 and 2017 Thruxton 1200, Street Twin, Bonneville T120, and Bonneville T120 Black motorcycles. Under certain conditions, the brake levers may contact the handlebar before maximum braking force is applied.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: Without the ability to apply maximum front braking, the distance needed to stop the motorcycle may be lengthened, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected brake levers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.

2016 Triumph Thruxton 1200
The 2016 Triumph Thruxton 1200 shown here is one of three 2016-2017 models listed in the accessory brake lever recall.©Motorcyclist