Triumph recalls 2,800 Tigers, Trophys for ECU fix

Publish Date: 
Jan 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd. is recalling roughly 2,800 Tiger Explorer and Trophy SE motorcycles to replace the ECU hardware and software.

According to the recall (NHTSA Campaign No. 14V009000), the electronic control unit (ECU) may improperly detect the throttle position, causing the bike to shut down unexpectedly. The recall affects the following models:

  • Tiger Explorer ABS A1, 2012-14 model years
  • Tiger Explorer Spoke ABS XC A1, 2013-14 model years
  • Trophy SE A1s manufactured from Nov. 17, 2011, through Dec. 16, 2013

According to Triumph, only about 3 percent of the involved vehicles are estimated to have the defect.

Triumph reported to NHTSA that "detection thresholds were set too tightly and insufficient signal filtering was applied, resulting in an unwanted activation of the safety shutdown strategy." The ECU is supplied by Keihin Europe.

Dealers are asked to install new ECU hardware and software free of charge. Triumph is notifying owners starting in early February.