Triumph Rocket 3 Recalled in US Over Rear Brake Issue, Around 3,500 Units Affected

The voluntary safety recall initiated by the British bike giant is for all Triumph Rocket 3s manufactured between 2020 and 2024 owing to a problematic rear brake system. As of now, the recall has only been issued for the United States. 

By Reetika Bhatt | on November 21, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Triumph Motorcycles has issued a recall for the Rocket 3 lineup sold in the United States. The voluntary safety recall initiated by the British bike giant is for all Triumph Rocket 3s manufactured between 2020 and 2024 owing to a problematic rear brake system. The Rocket 3 lineup comprises of 3 variants - the GT, the R, and the TFC. All motorcycles manufactured since 2020—more than 3,500 units—have been affected. The motorcycles' 12.7mm rear brake master cylinder cannot advance the brake oil to the intended distance. Additionally, as a result, air bubbles have started to form inside the cylinder, which may cause the pedal to travel farther when braking. This could enhance the likelihood of an accident or crash. 

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A larger diameter 14.0mm rear brake master cylinder, which Triumph claims displaces a higher volume of brake fluid, is the company's solution to this problem. Any air bubbles in the brake line that might have developed—which are more prone to occur when a bike is left unridden for extended periods—can be eliminated by this size difference. The manufacturer nevertheless advises all riders to conduct pre-ride safety checks before every ride to find any possible problems—including this one—before they become significant threats. As part of this recall, authorized Triumph Motorcycles dealers will, at no additional cost, replace the faulty rear brake master cylinders with brand-new, larger-diameter ones. As of yet, the recall has only begun in the United States. 

2024 Triumph Rocket 3: Colour Options

Meanwhile, in July this year, the firm updated the Rocket 3 for MY2024. The Rocket 4 R and Rocket 3 GT are the two variants of the latest iteration of the Rocket 3. The bike's mechanical components are still the same, but Triumph has added additional paint jobs, including Sapphire Black, Carnival Red, and Silver Ice.

2024 Triumph Rocket 3: Engine Specs and Hardware Components

The Rocket 3's engine is its real highlight. The 2,500cc, inline 3-cylinder motor puts out 166bhp of maximum power at 6,000rpm and 221Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm. For transmission, this shaft-driven motorbike has a six-speed gearbox with a bi-directional quick-shifter option. The motorcycle has a Showa mono-shock with a piggyback reservoir at the back and 47mm Showa forks up front. Both are completely adjustable.

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Triumph Rocket 3: Key Details

In the Indian market, the Rocket 3 is available in four variants from Triumph: R, GT, GT Chrome Edition, and R Chrome Edition. With adjustable footrests forward, a handlebar that is somewhat pushed back, adjustable footpegs, and a backrest for the pillion rider, the Rocket 3 GT is a touring-friendly cruiser. Heated grips are one of the Rocket 3 GT's standout elements. The model's electronic aids include ride-by-wire as well as four riding modes: road, sport, rain, and rider configurable. These enable customisation to meet individual preferences and road conditions, which makes for a thrilling experience for riders.

Furthermore, the bike has traction control, cornering ABS, and ABS backed by an inertial measurement unit (IMU). The motorbike is also equipped with both cruise control and hill hold control. The following are optional accessories: a tire pressure monitoring system, integrated phone and audio operation, turn-by-turn navigation, and integrated GoPro control.

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