Bridgestone Americas Announces Motorcycle Tyre Recall
The recall of a number of Bridgestone tyres fitted as OE to Triumph motorcycles in 2008 and 2009 is currently underway. The tyre in question, the Exedra G850 in size 180/70R16 77H, was shipped with the Triumph Rocket III Touring. This particular motorcycle develops very high torque and can cause torque-induced degradation in a body ply, which may result in cracks forming in the rear tyre’s inner liner, leading to a slow leak. This condition does not affect the front tyre.
Affected tyres may begin to vibrate at moderate speeds, and continued use could lead to a loss of vehicle control. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operation says it is working with Triumph to notify owners, and the defective tyres will be replaced free of charge. In addition, the front tyre will also be replaced free of charge due to the matching requirements of the motorcycle.