Yesterday we reported that the Ohlins TTX36 shock recall had affected the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M, and today an announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration adds certain 2014-2015 Triumph Daytona 675 R and Speed Triple R models to the list of motorcycles affected by the potentially defective shock. The Triumph models were manufactured from January 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015 and there are potentially 566 units affected.The Defect Notice submitted by Triumph to the NHTSA cites the same incorrectly torqued piston shaft nut that can come loose during operation. Ohlins informed Triumph of the issue on March 26, 2015.
Triumph plans to notify owners of potentially affected models and Triumph dealers will replace defective rear shocks free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 13, 2015 according to the NHTSA.
Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010 for more information. Triumph’s recall ID is SB524.
Owners may also go to www.safercar.gov or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for more information. The NHTSA campaign ID for this recall is 15V255000.