Suzuki sued over GSX-R1000 crash

Suzuki America sued over brake failure

Suzuki in America has been successfully sued for $US12.5 over a motorcycle crash caused by a brake failure which was later the focus of a global safety recall. Rider Adrian Johns crashed his 2006 GSX-R1000 in 2013, shattering his spine, breaking his back and leaving him with mobility problems which ended to his postal career. …

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KTM 1290 Super Duke next generation

KTM Australia joins global Brembo recall

KTM Australia has finally joined the global recall for the Brembo brake problem that has resulted in thousands of European bikes recalled around the world. The official Australian recall notice says bikes affected are 2015-17 model 690 Duke R, 1290 Super Duke R /SE and 1290 Super Duke GT. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) of the 486 …

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2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R gears

Kawasaki big Ninjas recalled over gears

Kawasaki is about to issue a recall for the Ninja ZX-10 and Ninja ZX-10RR over issues with several gears during “high-impact” shifts. The official Australian recall says it affects 2016-18 Ninja ZX-10R and 2017-18 Ninja ZX-10RR models. Go to the end of this article to see the VINs of all 398 affected bikes in Austalia to check if …

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KTM 690 Duke R

KTM recalls 690 Duke over fuel leak

KTM has issued a global recall of 690 Duke and 690 Duke R models made since 2016 over a potential fuel leak. There is no word yet from KTM Australia about whether it affects Australian bikes or whether they will do an official recall notice or an in-service fix when owners bring them in for routine …

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Harley-Davidson recalls quarter million bikes over ABS issue

Harley-Davidson recalls quarter million bikes

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than a quarter of a million motorcycles worldwide over an issue with antilock brakes in 2008-11 Touring, CVO and V-Rod models. It has nothing to do with the recent global Brembo brake issue. The Harley ABS issue came to light in July 2016 after 43 complaints, three crashes and two injuries. …

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Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer - neo BRembo recall

Ducati and Husqvarna join Brembo recall

Australian recalls have finally been issued for Ducati and Husqvarna models in the global Brembo recall which also affects Aprilia, KTM and MV Agusta. Ducati Australia told us on January 20 that they would join the global recall of faulty Brembo front brake master cylinders. However, it has taken more than two weeks for the Department …

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Race livery for MV Agusta F4 RC fault

MV Agusta joins Brembo fault recall

MV Agusta Australia is the fourth motorcycle company to join the global recall over a fault in Brembo front master cylinders. The other brands which issued official recalls last month are Aprilia, Ducati and KTM. (Click on the brands in the previous sentence to see which models are affected by the recall.) The MV Agusta models affected …

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Suzuki GSX-R1000R World Launch Phillip Island (2)

Suzuki recalls GSX-R1000 over chain issue

Suzuki Motorcycles Australia has joined a global recall of various models of GSX-R1000 over a fault that could snap the chain. Spokesman Lewis Croft said their service department has published information on the Government Recall Website. “My understanding is the condition is whereby a rider can accidentally get a false neutral between 1st and 2nd …

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Indian Roadmaster Classic on the Oxley highway wiring

Indian recalls Roadmaster over wiring issue

Indian Motorcycle Australia has joined a global recall of its 2015-2017 Roadmaster motorcycles over a wiring issue. The company says the jumper wiring harness in the top box was manufactured without silicone plugs that are intended to keep water out of the unused connector terminals. They say water may enter the top box wiring harness, potentially …

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2016 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer and Bobber

Moto Guzzi recalls V9 Roamer and Bobber

Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer and Bobber bikes have been recalled over an ABS issue that was identified more than six months ago, but there is nothing “sinister” about the apparent delay. Technicians found the front ABS brake hose may rub against the engine’s secondary air system connection, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak. When …

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