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2016 big for official safety recalls

There were 39 official safety recalls for failures in motorcycles, scooters and quad bikes in 2016, the biggest number in the past five years. In 2015 there were 30 recalls, 28 in 2014, 20 in 2013, 24 in 2012 and only 16 in 2011. Many embarrassingly involve new models, such as Triumph’s Bonnevilles and Ducati’s …

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BMW G 650 GS models recalled again

BMW Motorrad Australia has again issued a recall on the G 650 GS and G 650 GS Sertao over ongoing issues of the engine stalling. The issue goes back to September 2015 when the motorcycles were first recalled blaming a software error in the BMS-E engine management ECU. The latest voluntary safety recall issued through the Australian …

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Yamaha XSR700 electrical issues

Yamaha XSR700 recalled over electrical issue

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled its new retro XSR700 motorcycles over an electrical issue. The voluntary safety recall issued through the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission says bikes affected have VIN (Vehicle identification number) 0000101 to 0000441. “The main switch wire lead is routed near a metal cable guide located on the steering head,” the notice …

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Indian Motorcycles recalled over fire risk

Indian Motorcycle has recalled all 2014-2017 models with the Thunderstroke 111 engine for a potential fuel leak and fire risk as part of a worldwide recall involving 24,000 bikes. Models affected are the Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster built from April 15, 2013, to July 15, 2016. The voluntary recall notice …

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Global Ringwood mini bike recalled

Beware mini bikes for your kids

Mini or pocket motorcycles are fun and make great Christmas presents for your kids, but there are potential dangers in buying unknown brands. In most countries, these machines are categorised as novelty toys and are not regulated by the same conditions as other vehicles. Also, be aware that, in many jurisdictions, they can only be used …

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2016 Triumph Bonneville family recalled over fire risk

Triumph Bonnevilles recalled over fire risk

A fire risk has sparked the recall of the new water-cooled Triumph Bonneville motorcycles thanks to a fault in the fuel tank wiring. Models affected are the 900cc Triumph Street Twin, Bonneville T100 and Bonneville T100 Black, as well as the 1200cc Bonneville T120 Black, Thruxton 1200 and Thruxton 1200R models. The Australian Consumer and …

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KTM 1290 Super Adventure

KTM recalls Adventure models over brake issue

KTM Australia has recalled all 2013 to 2016 KTM 1190 Adventure, 1190 Adventure R and 1290 Super Adventure (pictured above) motorcycles over a brake issue. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission safety recall notice says that in isolated cases contact may occur between the wiring harness and the ABS modulator due to deviations in the assembly process. …

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Inazuma recalled on corrosion issue

Suzuki Australia has recalled its popular GW250 Inazuma learner-approved motorcycle over a corrosion issue in the brake switch which could cause a short circuit. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission safety recall notice says the waterproof coupler between the brake switch harness and main harness isn’t sufficient. It could allow water to leak into the main …

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Ducati XDiavel

Ducati recalls XDiavel on two issues

Ducati Australia has recalled the new feet-forward XDiavel cruiser over loose side stands and loose nuts on the final drive. This follows separate recalls worldwide over the past couple of weeks for these issues. The official Australian recall notice issued today (October 31, 2016) through the ACCC reads: The potential loosening of the front pulley …

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Biggest selling postie bike recalled

The biggest-selling bike in Australia, the Honda NBC110 or postie bike, has been recalled over a defective fuel pump which could cause a breakdown. To check whether your postie bike is affect ted, check these VIN numbers: NBC110UY (MY 2013): LTMJA23U*D5000201 to LTMJA23U*D5003983 NBC110UY (MY 2015): LTLJA23U*F3000003 to LTLJA23U*F3002038 Let’s hope the recall doesn’t affect …

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