Triumph T120 Bonneville Recalled Over Throttle That Might Stick

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A sticky throttle might be very troublesome especially for a beginner rider. And that’s why you should take your new Bonneville back to the dealership if you got it with heated grips.
You read it right, if you own a 2016-2017 Triumph T120 Bonneville with factory heated grips, you should be careful as they might cause you a nasty surprise if used.

According to a report from the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T120 Black models because the hand grips may expand and cause the throttle to stick open when used to heat your palms.

You can easily imagine what could happen if such an issue would occur on a busy road or while heading down for a sharp turn. It could turn especially dangerous for new riders who haven’t formed a reflex for pulling back the clutch in case something like this happens.

Triumph will soon notify owners and instruct them to bring their machines to the nearest dealership where a spacer will be installed to prevent the throttle from sticking. The operation will be free of charge, of course.

The total number of motorcycles affected by this is 1,390, and the recall is expected to start February 20th. If you wish, you may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph’s number for this recall is SB 546.

The last recall over the Bonneville model was cast in June 2016 and was addressing another factory accessory. The adjustable brake levers were contacting the handlebar before maximum braking force was applied, thus increasing the risk of a collision.

If by mistake you also own such a brake lever and for some reason, you didn’t get it fixed last year, now it’s really the time to pay your dealership a visit. Until then, ride safe!
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