Triumph launched its latest-generation Velocity Triple with the 2022 Velocity Triple 1200 RS. The platform not solely debuted Hinckley’s new 1,160cc inline triple but additionally propelled the Velocity Triple to the forefront of the class with 177 horsepower and 92 lb-ft of torque. The RS trim solely loved its second within the solar for eight months earlier than the fairing-clad 2022 Velocity Triple 1200 RR joined Triumph’s supernaked lineup in September, 2021.
Each the RS and RR returned for the 2023 mannequin yr, however the all-new platform nonetheless has some kinks to work out. One such challenge pertained to the brake disc bolts and the newest recall calls the radiator fan into query. In keeping with a U.S. Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) Security Recall Report, 2022 and 2023 Velocity Triples can expertise radiator fan failure.
The difficulty happens when operators journey the bikes via “excessive ambient temperature and slow-moving site visitors conditions”. These situations exceed the fan’s most working temperature, inflicting the unit’s motor to fail. Ought to the fan overheat, an instrument warning gentle will illuminate the sprint. If the consumer ignores the notification, nonetheless, the inoperable fan may “lead to leaking or spraying scorching coolant, rising the chance of harm.”
Triumph first caught wind of the problem in June, 2022, when the OEM obtained an inflow in guarantee claims. By August, 2022, the model requested defective components again from prospects to totally examine the issue. As a way to guard the radiator fan towards extreme temperatures, Triumph will set up an extra warmth protect on the 1,351 affected items, freed from cost.
Hinckley will notify its sellers of the recall and set up course of on January 30, 2023. The producer will then inform Velocity Triple 1200 RS/RR house owners on February 1, 2023. Triumph may also equip new Velocity Triple examples with the extra warmth protect as soon as mannequin manufacturing ramps again up in January, 2023.
Within the meantime, house owners can contact Triumph’s customer support at 1-678-854-2010 (recall quantity: SRAN 605). Alternatively, prospects can even attain out to the NHTSA Automobile Security Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to the NHTSA web site.