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Triumph Speed Twin recall on coolant

Triumph has issued the sixth recall on models in the new Bonneville liquid-cooled range with a safety notice for the Speed Twin over coolant leaks. The official safety recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the coolant hose between the radiator and expansion tank may have been misrouted during assembly. “A misrouted …

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Triumph recalls Bonnevilles over faulty electrics

Triumph Australia has joined a global recall on a range of its 900cc and 1200cc Bonneville models over faulty electrics. Canada was the first to recall the faulty bikes and some three weeks later the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has published the official recall notice. “The clutch cable may contact the main harness sheath, …

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Scooters recalled over fuel starvation Aprilia

Scooters recalled over fuel starvation

PS Importers Australia have issued a called for the Aprilia SR 50 (above) and Piaggio Typhoon 50 scooters over fuel starvation. The 106 scooters affected are model year 2018-2019. VINs of the affected models are listed below. Fuel starvation issue The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warns owners that the …

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Kawasaki Z900RSA Cafe - Graeme Crosby second recall

Kawasaki Z900RS in second recall

Kawasaki Motorcycles Australia has issued its second recall of its retro Z900RS and Cafe models over another brake issue. The second recall only affects 21 2019 models, according to the official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. “The ABS hydraulic unit may have been contaminated with debris during the manufacturing process,” the notice says. “Contamination …

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KTM recalls 1290 Super Adventure over fuel leak

KTM Australia has recalled model year 2015/16 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles over a possible fuel leak. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says an error occurred in the moulding process of the fuel tank. “There may be a fuel leakage at the lower fitting insert for the fuel tank fairing in …

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Harley recalls Street models over rusty brakes

Harley-Davidson Australia has recalled 4798 Street 500 and Street Rod 750 models over problems with rusty brake calipers. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says that brake calipers may become rusty in the bore area. “This corrosion could result in the pistons dragging in the caliper bore,” it says. …

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Yamaha recalls over leaks and gears

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued two recalls for their R3 and their MT-03 (above) for issues of radiator leaks and gear shift problems. In the radiator recall, some 4408 YZF-R3A bikes (made from 2015-18) and 1491 MT-03s (2016-18) have “insufficient hose material curing at manufacturing” that may lead to cracking in the radiator coolant hose. …

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2018 Ducati Monster 821 flagship colours fourth ducati recalls

Ducati recalls Monster and Supersport

Ducati finished 2018 with the highest number of safety recalls and starts 2019 with recalls for the Monster 821 (above), Monster 1200 and SuperSport. We announced that these two Ducati recalls were coming last year. However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has only now posted the official notice. Their notice says there is “a potential …

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Motorcycle safety recalls rise in 2018

There were 37 motorcycle safety recalls in 2018, up nine from the previous year, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It is the second highest number of recalls in the past 10 years: 28 in 2017, 39 in 2016, 30 in 2015, 28 in 2014, 20 in 2013, 24 in 2012, 16 in 2011, …

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Ducati Panigale V4 1409 highlight recalled

Ducati Panigale V4, V4S recalled

Ducati Australia has recalled Panigale V4, V4 S and V4 S Speciale bikes twice in the past week over oil leaks. In the first recall issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the say there is “potential for a failure of the delivery oil line fitting on the engine oil cooler”. This could result in an oil …

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