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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Suzuki Inazuma 250 motorcycle discounts corrosion

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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KTM recalls dirt bikes over brakes

KTM Australia has recalled most of their 2017 dirt bikes over hand brake cylinders with defective machining. A day later, Husqvarna issued the same recall for the same brake issue. The recall notice says the fault could lead to “early wear of the sealing cup in the hand brake cylinder, thus leading to impaired braking performance”. “Impaired braking …

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Honda recalls PCX scooters

Honda Australia has issued a safety recall on their PCX 125 and PCX 150 scooters over an issue with the top box falling off. In the recall issued through the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, Honda says the rear locking hook on the top box mounting kit “may deteriorate due to general road usage and constant bumping, …

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Honda Forza scooter recalled

 Honda Australia has recalled its NSS300 Forza scooter over an engine stalling issue. In the official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the defect is described as a manufacturing fault in the material of the fuel pump inlet cover which may cause it to swell and prevent the pump impeller from operating. “If …

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Are vehicle safety recalls strict enough?

In America, the authorities have ordered mandatory vehicle safety recalls to fix faults, but there has never been a mandatory safety recall for a vehicle in Australia. Instead, the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development seems confident that manufacturers identify faults “through their own quality assurance processes”. Perhaps it’s time the department got tougher on safety …

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