Triumph Street Triple RS Recalled in India is voluntary and has a minor defect
The Triumph Street Triple RS has had the Indian audience drooling all over it. It’s out of the world looks, agile and nimble chassis and top-drawer hardware and software make a compelling case which is hard to ignore. Now, however, Triumph has recalled the RS for an issue concerned with the electricals of the bike. According to the reports around 100 “Striples” (as the diehard fans call it) are a part of this recall.
The Triple RS Recalled is regarding the left side module of the bike. This module which houses the indicator switch and the main beam switch is prone to ingress of water. The entry of water will adversely affect the wiring of the bike and could possibly cause the indicator and the main beam to either malfunction or fail, both of which are undesirable.
Triumph India is playing it safe and has decided to connect with the owners of the RS through their dealership network.
For the next few days, the respective dealerships will be contacting RS’s customers to acknowledge them about this issue. The owners themselves can check if their bike is part of the recall or not. All they have to do is enter the vehicle identification number on the Triumph Motorcycles India website.
The Triumph Street Triple RS retails in India for a price tag of INR 11.13 lacs (ex-showroom). Doing duty in the Striple is a fire-breathing 765cc motor pumping out 121 race horses and 77Nm of twisting force. The bike comes with a six-speed transmission which is paired with a slip and assist clutch. That’s not all; there is also a quick-shifter and hi-tech electronics to the mix.
It’s great that Triumph India took no long to disclose this issue. Triumph India has always been actively listening to what their customers want and it shows. The brand which entered India 2013 with a slew of bikes is now a major player. Its portfolio is impressive and has everything from classics to cruisers, supersports, nakeds and even big and tech-laden ADV’s.