The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA has released documents stating that Triumph is recalling the R and RS variants of the Street Triple. The recall affects bikes manufactured in Thailand between March 19th, 2017 and January 4th, 2018. The recall has been triggered by an issue with the left-hand side switch cluster which can malfunction due to water seepage, as a result of which the headlights and turn indicators may malfunction.
As per the documents, the switch cluster may not have been sealed properly during assembly, which may allow water to enter the cluster and possibly cause a short circuit. Since this defect can cause a malfunction of the headlights and turn signals, it necessitates a recall by the NHTSA. Triumph will be notifying the owners of affected motorcycles, and the dealers will be replacing the switch cluster free of charge.
Triumph India has not yet stated whether this recall affects any of the motorcycles sold in India. If it does, it will only affect the RS variant (the R variant isn’t sold in India) since the S variant that is sold here is unaffected as per the NHTSA report.