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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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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, 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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Crash prompts BMW spoked wheel probe

A crash that left a rider with serious injuries after his BMW’s spoked front wheel collapsed has prompted a wider probe into the issue amid calls for an official safety recall. Gavin Chapman went over the handlebars when the front wheel of his 2016 R 1200 GS Triple Black collapsed.  “Although I don’t remember much, …

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Kawasaki recall Z900RS over rear brake issue

Kawasaki Motorcycles Australia has recalled 132 retro Z900RS models over a possible fault in the rear brake. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that due to improper routing, the rear brake hose and rear wheel rotation sensor lead may touch the rear tyre. “Continued use could result in damage …

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Husqvarna and KTM recall over sticky throttle

Parents whose children ride a Husqvarna TC50 (above) or KTM 50 SX mini dirt bike should be aware that the new 2019 models are being recalled over an issue with a sticky throttle. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for the affected motorcycles are listed below. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says …

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Yamaha SR400 recalled

Yamaha SR400 recalled over oil leak

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 358 retro SR400 bikes over a possible oil leak which could pose a hazard to riders and other road users. The official voluntary safety recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the engine hose may be incorrectly installed, resulting in oil leaks. “The engine hose may leak …

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