Triumph is Recalling about 1200, 2012-2013 Explorer and Explorer XC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 10, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Report Receipt Date: MAY 01, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V180000
Component(s): EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,186

Vehicle Make


Model Year(s)



2012 – 2013


Explorer XC

2012 – 2013

Manufacturer: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD

SUMMARY: Triumph Motorcycles America, Ltd. is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Explorer and Explorer XC motorcycles. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating data on the certification Label is incorrect. Thus, the motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Part 567, “Certification.”

CONSEQUENCE: The incorrect label could cause the operator to overload the motorcycle which may result in handling issues and/or tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Triumph will notify owners and replace the labels with corrected GVWR data, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-854-2010 for more information.

NOTES: 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