Bridgestone Recalls Triumph Rocket III Tire

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operation (BATO) is recalling 957 units of the Exedra G850 G motorcycle tire, size 180/70R16 77H, sold as original equipment on 2008 and 2009 Triumph Rocket III touring motorcycles.

Bridgestone says the motorcycle develops very high torque and can cause torque-induced degradation in a body ply, which may result in inner liner cracking and a slow leak in the rear tire. The affected tires may begin to vibrate at moderate speeds and could lead to a vehicle crash.

BATO says it is working with Triumph to notify owners. The defective tires will be replaced free of charge.

While the front tire is not affected, the front tire will be replaced free of charge due to the matching requirements of the motorcycle.

The recall is expected to begin this month.