Indian Chiefs comfortable secret failure

2014 Indians recalled over light failure

Indian Motorcycle Australia has recalled the 2014 Chief, Chief Vintage and Chieftain over a failure with the headlights cutting out. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the electrical defect “may cause unexpected loss of forward lighting, including high and low beam headlights and fog lights”. “If this occurs, the …

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Moto Guzzi V85 TT arrive two faults

Moto Guzzi V85 TT scores two faults

Moto Guzzi Australia has recalled the V85 TT adventure model over two faults in the company’s first recall in more than 26 months. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the two faults concern the shaft drive seal and the footpegs. It says the “rear drive oil seal may wear …

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2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 recall notice

Yamaha R3 on 11th recall notice

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued a second recall notice in a matter of days on the learner-approved 2019 YZF-R3A in what is now its 11th recall since 2015. Both new issues revolve around separate causes for a break in the front brake hose. The first recall on Friday, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, …

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2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 fault

Yamaha recall R3 over brake fault

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued an immediate safety recall of its learner-approved 2019 YZF-R3A over a fault with the front brake hose. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the bracket supporting the front brake hose may dislodge. It says this could cause “friction between the brake hose and the …

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle

Another recall over faulty motorcycle stands

The second recall this week over faulty stands seems to point to a failing among modern motorcycle side and centre stands that are lightweight and flimsy. Earlier this week, the Triumph Thruxton was recalled over a side stand spring that can break off and cause the engine to stall. Now Yamaha has recalled 78 of …

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Triumph Thruxtons and Rocket TFC

Triumph recalls Thruxtons over side stand

Almost two months after a global recall on Thruxtons over side stand spring issues, the official notice has been posted in Australia. A spokesman for the Australian distributor, Peter Stevens Importers, confirmed in late January that Australian bikes were affected. They said customers were being contacted “as information comes to hand”. The Australian Competition and Consumer …

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Suzuki UK110 horn recall

Suzuki UK110 scooter horn recall

Suzuki Australia is recalling its more than 2000 UK110 scooters over an issue that could cause the horn to fail. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says the improper plating on the moveable contacts on the horn and starter switch, if continuously used, can allow dust or water to enter …

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Broken Multistrada side stands sidestand

Are modern bikes stands too flimsy?

The recent recall of Ducati Multistrada S motorcycles for a faulty side stand is one of many similar recalls that suggest modern motorcycles stands are simply too flimsy. Remember when side and centre stands were big and chunky and made of steel? Remember when you could actually have a sleep on your bike parked in …

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Ducati Multistrada S recall on side stand

Australia has joined a global recall on 2018 Ducati Multistrada S models over an issue with the side stand breaking due to an “improper manufacturing process”. The official notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the bike may fall when parked, “increasing the risk of injury to the rider and passenger, or …

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Triumph Speed Twin a poor-man's Thruxton

Triumph recalls Thruxton and Speed Twin

Triumph Australia will join a global recall on various Thruxtons over side stand spring issues and the Speed Twin over a gearshift linkage fault. A spokesman for the Australian distributor, Peter Stevens Importers, confirms “Australian bikes are affected and customers are being contacted as information comes to hand”. An official notice for the Speed Twin has been …

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