BMW K 16 00 Grand America = F 850 GS

BMW recalls big tourers over locking wheel

BMW Motorrad Australia has recalled its big K 1600 touring fleet over a transmission issue which could result in a locking rear wheel. The 290 affected motorcycles are the 2016-19 K1600 GT (0F01/0F11); K1600 GTL (0F02/0F12); K1600 Bagger (0F51/0F53); and K1600 Grand America (0F51/0F53) Vehicle identification numbers of all affected bikes are listed at the end of this …

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Honda CRF450L Motorcycle horn issue

Honda blows recall on horn dropping off

Honda Motorcycles Australia has recalled 1400 CFR450L dual-sport bikes over an issue with the horn dropping off! The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the horn bracket may fatigue and fracture “due to insufficient strength and riding vibrations”. “If the horn bracket fractures, the horn may detach and …

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BMW S 1000 RR slims down oil leaks

Oil leaks prompt BMW S 1000 RR recall

Oil leaks from cracks in the rubber hose of the BMW S 1000 RR’s oil cooler have prompted an Australian recall on the 2019 model. The official notice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the oil leak may spray on to the rear wheel of the motorcycle “increasing the risk of an accident …

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Moto Guzzi MGX-21 dragging front brake

Dragging front brake forces recall

Aprilia and Moto Guzzi have recalled 197 bikes over an issue with a dragging front brake. The issue affects the following bikes made between 2015 and 2019 (Vehicle Identification Numbers of bikes are included at the end of this article): Aprilia Shiver 750/900 Dorsoduro 750/900 Mana 850 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring California 1400 Touring …

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BMW G 310 R top seller build small sub rusty brakes

BMW G 310, C 400 recall on rusty brakes

BMW Motorrad Australia is recalling Indian-made G 310 motorcycles and new C 400 scooters over a problem with rusty brakes. In an unusual official recall, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, BMW blames road surface conditions for the problem. “Due to road treatment conditions, such as aggressive salt types or significant usage, surface corrosion …

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Second recall for Harley-Davidson saddlebags

Harley-Davidson Australia has again issued a recall over the possibility of their saddlebags falling off. In 2015 they issued a recall for their Touring models because the standard saddlebags could fall off. It was unfortunately too late for me as we lost the right saddlebag off a Road King while touring in New Zealand. Thankfully …

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Yamaha MT-07 missing sticker

Yamaha recall bikes over missing sticker

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 1193 MT-07 and XSR700 models for a missing exhaust noise compliance sticker.  The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says correct Stationary Noise Data labels were not fitted to these motorcycles in production. It is a requirement of the Australian Design Rule ADR 83 for the …

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2019 Ducati range PANIGALE V4 R

Ducati recalls Panigale V4 for fifth time

Ducati has now recalled a variant of the Panigale V4 for the fifth time with four recalls in its first year of production. On this occasion, it’s for a fuel leak in the 2018-19 Panigale V4 range and the 2019 Panigale V4 R, totalling 445 motorcycles in Australia. Australian owners of the affected bikes will …

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Piaggio ZIP 50 4T MY2019

Piaggio Zip scooters recalled on throttle fault

Piaggio Australia has recalled 54 2018 ZIP 50 4T scooters over a throttle fault that could cause the scooter to slow down quickly. The official Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recall notice says the fault could increase the “risk of an accident or injury to the rider”. It says the throttle control cable on the …

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Yamaha MT-03 masters of torque noisy leaks breaking

Yamaha recalls learners over breaking brakes

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 124 R3 and MT-03 (pictured above) learner motorcycles over possible breaking front brakes. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that when “strong gripping force is applied to the front brake lever, it may break”. “If the front brake lever breaks while the motorcycle …

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