Triumph recalls more than 10,000 Street Triple, Daytona motorcycles

Publish Date: 
Sep 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd. is recalling certain model-year 2006-09 Street Triple, Street Triple R and Daytona 675 motorcycles to fix a problem with the regulator/rectifier, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced.

The number of vehicles affected in Recall No. 12V445000 is 10,366.

"The regulator/rectifier can overheat and prevent the motorcycle from charging," NHTSA said. "Once the battery is fully discharged, the motorcycle may stall." Unexpected stalling increases the risk of a crash, the agency reported.

Dealers will be required to inspect the units and, if necessary, replace the regulator/rectifier free of charge. Triumph said it would notify owners directly but did not specify when that effort would begin, NHTSA stated.

Posted by Mary Slepicka