Triumph Speed Twin a poor-man's Thruxton

Triumph Speed Twin recall on coolant

Triumph has issued the sixth recall on models in the new Bonneville liquid-cooled range with a safety notice for the Speed Twin over coolant leaks.

The official safety recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the coolant hose between the radiator and expansion tank may have been misrouted during assembly.

“A misrouted hose may come into contact with the exhaust header pipe, potentially causing damage to the coolant hose,” the notice says.

Coolant hazardTriumph Speed Twin a poor-man's Thruxton coolant

“If the coolant hose is damaged, it may lead to a loss of coolant in the area of the rear tyre. The rear tyre may lose traction without warning, resulting in an accident and causing serious injury to the rider and other road users.”

Owners have been advised to contact their dealer to make an appointment “as soon as possible” to have their motorcycle inspected, and if necessary, repaired free of charge.

The Thai-made Speed Twin was only hit the showroom floors last month and already 60 have been sold.

The Vehicle Identification Numbers of affected bikes are listed at the end of this article.

Bonneville recalls

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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.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia


• New Zealand

• Canada

  1. I owned a 2012 Triumph Explorer. After nearly four years I experienced a serious problem when I was thrown to the ground, injuring my knee while trying to mount the bike. I found that the sidestand had broken loose causing the spill. When I went online to look up the part number I discovered that there had been a recall for the sidestand bolt but I had never been notified. When I contacted the dealer they blamed me so I went up the chain and eventually contacted Triumph UK. In short, they did nothing. Wouldn’t even replace the broken and damaged parts – I had to pay for them myself. I did contact a lawyer after Triumph refused to deal with the problem but was told that I wouldn’t get anywhere with a claim unless I had missed work due to injury but I was retired at the time. Just a caution for every bike owner to keep informed of recalls as you can’t trust the manufacturer to be responsible!

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