2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro

Loose Reflector Forces Triumph Tiger Recall

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In what may seem a trivial issue of compliance, the reflector on the 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 could come loose and fall off.

Triumph Motorcycles Australia has issued the recall notice through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

It affects 74 current Tiger 900 models sold from 2 March to 21 August 2020.

The official notice says: “If the reflector is missing, affected motorcycles may be less visible to drivers of other vehicles, which could increase the risk of a crash, resulting in injury or death of the rider.”

That may sound ridiculous, but rear-ender crashes are one of the more prominent crashes involving motorcycles and cars.

Owners may also cop a fine or vehicle defect notice for an illegal motorcycle if the reflector is missing. I was once pulled over by the police for a reflector that had fallen off. Luckily, the cop was nice and let me go to the nearest Supercheap to buy a replacement. Across Australia, the fines vary but are less than $100.

All owners should contact Australian Triumph dealers to make an appointment to have the rear reflex reflector replaced free of charge.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

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  1. It must be true because several policemen I have spoken with insist a reflector missing on a motorbike is extremely dangerous. Even if I don’t have time to check my tires or brakes before a ride I always check my reflector is secure!

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