Riders with Avon Cobra Chrome 240/50R16 rear tyres on their bikes should avoid “driving at high speeds” as the tyres could suddenly deflate.
Importers Cooper Tire and Rubber Company have issued a voluntary recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
The official notice says the tyres “may have thin innerliner gauge that could develop into a tyre failure”.
“If the innerliner of the tyre degrades this increases the risk of tyre failure, which could lead to rapid loss of inflation pressure and loss of motorcycle control increasing the risk of an accident,” the notice says.
“Driving at high speeds should be avoided until the tyres have been inspected and replaced if they fall within the DOT Tyre Identification Numbers.”
Typically these Avon tyres are included on cruiser-style motorcycles.
Affected Avon tyres have a DOT Tyre Identification Number on the sidewall beginning with AT6D28 and ending with a date code (two-digit week and two-digit year) between 1418 and 2119 inclusive.
Owners should contact the dealer where they bought the tyres to arrange a free inspection and replacement of affected tyres.
This is the fifth motorcycle-related product recall in the past 10 days.
The most recalls this year was six for Yamaha; followed by 4 for BMW, Ducati and Triumph; Harley, Honda, Suzuki and Triumph on three (if you count the aftermarket accessories for Harley and Honda); and one each for Avon tyres, Kawasaki, Indian, Piaggio, KTM and O’Neal helmets.
That compares with the previous year where Ducati had 6;Indian, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM and Triumph 3; BMW, Harley, Husqvarna and Moto Guzzi 2, Aprilia and MV Augusta one each. There were no other product recalls.