KTM to join Australian Brembo recall

KTM to join global Brembo recall

KTM has confirmed it will join the worldwide recall for the Brembo brake problem that has seen thousands of European bikes recalled around the world. The Austrian manufacturer will commence a global recall in February of “street models” that could be affected by a possible defect with a part on the Brembo front radial master …

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2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR brembo brake

Aprilia first with Brembo brake recall

Aprilia is the first manufacturer to issue an official safety recall in Australia over a Brembo brake failure that also affects some other European models. Australian company PS Importers issued the safety recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on certain 2015 to 2017 RSV4 1000 and Tuono 1100 (pictured above) models. The complete list …

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Suzuki Adventure Ride V-Strom

Test V-Strom on Suzuki Adventure Ride

Suzuki Australia is giving adventure riders an opportunity to test a new V-Strom and win some prizes on their second Suzuki Adventure Ride. The first Suzuki Adventure Ride was held in November last year in Dargo, Victoria. The next is a two-day Wirrina Cove adventure ride departing from Kessner Suzuki in Klemzig at 8am on …

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Dab Design R nineT with Enhanced Racer Kit

Dab Design BMW R nineT rejected

French company Dab Design planned this ugly custom “Enhanced Racer” kit for the BMW R nineT that simply bolts on – no welding or grinding sparks required! Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but we think it’s ugly. It looks like a reject from a B-grade sci-fi movie, which is weird as …

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Toby Price - Dakar Rally - glimmer of hope

Toby Price has glimmer of Dakar hope

Australia’s only Dakar Rally champion, Toby Price, has bounced back from a 49-minute deficit in stage 10 to win stage 11 and give him a glimmer of hope for a second victory. His first stage win in this rally jumps him from fifth to third position with a 50-minute deficit on his Red Bull KTM …

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Hipsters motorists want self-driving vehicles novice

Why do novice riders stop riding?

If the ailing motorcycle industry around the world can answer the simple question of why do novice motorcycle riders stop riding, they might be able to salvage the industry. There is no doubt that the motorcycle industry has hit the wall. Sales in Australia were down 9.3% across the board in 2017 while road bikes …

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Toby Price Dakar Rally shattered

Toby Price’s Dakar dream shattered

Aussie Toby Price’s dream of a second Dakar Rally win seems shattered after losing 49 minutes in the Argentinian dunes and river beds on stage 10. Toby was lost with five other leading riders, which totally changes the complexion of the rally. He now shuffles down the order to fifth position. As in 2016 when …

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Lions Rd bridge work delays 2018 TT closures

No more full closures on Lions Rd

There will be no more full closures on the Lions Rd for bridgework, detours will be road-bike friendly, there will be a change in heavy vehicle traffic and Google will be asked to reroute through-traffic. That is the pledge from Kyogle Council. The popular motorcycle route on the Queensland/NSW border was closed all last year …

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Honda Goldwing GL1800 airbag radical Goldwings

Mandatory airbag recall on Honda Goldwings

Despite Honda issuing voluntary recalls and several pleas for owners of Goldwings to have their airbags checked, the ACCC has decided to enforce a mandatory recall. The recall is part of a worldwide issue affecting faulty Takata driver’s side airbag inflators which have been linked to 18 deaths. It involves more than 60 million vehicles …

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BMW R NineT Scrambler warning

BMW recalls models over warning light

BMW Australia has recalled their popular R nineT Scrambler (above), F Series bikes (F 700 GS, F 800 GS and F800 GS Adventure) and their scooters over a fault with an engine warning indicator light. The official Australian Competition and Consumer Commission notice says the warning light may not activate properly. “In the event of a …

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