Triumph Speed Triple ABS RecallTriumph Motorcycles has recalled 349 of its 2012-2013 Speed Triple ABS motorcycles due to transmission issues.
Triumph says the affected motorcycles, which were manufactured from June 2012 through January 2013, were built with an incorrect detent spring in the transmission.Due to the incorrect spring, the Speed Triple ABS’ transmission may inadvertently jump out of gear while the motorcycle is moving, increasing the risk of a crash.Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will install a revised detent spring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-854-2010 for more information.Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or visit safercar.gov.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!