Triumph Motorcycles India has issued recall for 34 Daytona 675 R bikes due to a fault in the shock absorber in the rear suspension used in these bikes. The TTX36 shock absorber is provided by Swedish company Öhlins, who have confirmed that there was an assembly defect, causing some of the bikes manufactured between 2013 and 2015 to be equipped with a faulty rear suspension
An incorrectly machined suspension piston shaft is the reason for the defect. As a result, it is possible for the nut to come loose, which can be extremely dangerous while riding. The sole purpose of a shock absorber is to provide damping. If the nut comes loose, the absorber would lose damping control and could collapse in some unfortunate cases.
Triumph has contacted all its customers to inform them of the problem and urge them to bring in the bikes for shock absorber replacement. The replacement would be carried out free of cost.
For the benefit of the customers, an interactive page on the Triumph or Öhlins website would allow owners to find out if their bikes are marked for replacement. The owners have to enter the 6-digit batch number on the shock absorber cylinder head.
If you are a Daytona 675 R owner and you have found that your shock absorber has been marked, head over to the nearest Triumph showroom ASAP to get your bike fixed.