2012-2013 Triumph Motorcycle RecallTriumph has recalled 1,887 of its 2012-2013 Street Triple, Street Triple R, Daytona 675 and Daytona 675 R motorcycles due to possible Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) malfunctions.
Triumph says the possibly effected Street Triple naked motorcycles were manufactured in July 2012, and the Daytona 675 sportbikes from September 2012 through June 2013.Due to a manufacturing error, the ABS may malfunction and lose anti-lock functionality. If this occurs, wheel lock-up and skidding may occur, increasing the risk of a crash, Triumph says.Triumph will notify owners and dealers will replace the ABS modulator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-888-283-5288.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!