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Yamaha recalls R3 and MT-03 again

Yamaha has again recalled its MT-03 and R3 learner-approved motorcycles over two new issues regarding the fuel tank and electrics. It follows a recall in July 2016 over a transmission problem which could cause an engine seizure. The two new voluntary safety recalls issued through the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission are for the following …

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KTM Super Duke GT

KTM recalls 1290 Super Duke GT on fire risk

KTM Australia has recalled selected models of the 1290 Super Duke GT motorcycle over faulty fuel hoses which could leak. The VIN numbers of those Super Duke GTs affected are listed at the end of this article. They were available for sale from May 18, 2016 to February 17, 2017. The voluntary recall notice issued …

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Honda Goldwing

Honda recalls Goldwing airbags again

Honda has recalled the GL 1800 Goldwing for the second time in a year over faults in its revolutionary airbags. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission voluntary recall notice says the airbag inflator may degrade over time. “If the airbag is deployed, this degradation may cause the inflator body to rupture, causing metal fragments to …

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Suzuki 650 V-Strom DL650 and scooters recalled

Suzuki recalls 650 V-Strom and scooters

Suzuki has issued recalls on itsDL650 V-Strom for a battery charging issue and UK110 scooters over a sticky throttle. The voluntary safety recalls were issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The V-Strom notice says the stator coil charge may be reduced due to insufficient insulation material around the internal wiring. This could become …

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Triumph 2016 Bonneville T120 and T120 Black sticky throttle

Triumph recall over sticky throttle issue

Triumph Motorcycles has issued a worldwide recall of the new water-cooled Bonneville T120 and T120 Black motorcycles with heated grips due to possible sticking throttle issues. Triumph says the heated hand grips on the T120 may expand, causing the throttle to stick, which can increase the risk of a crash. The notice issued by the …

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2016 big for official safety recalls - Sunshine Coast Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer entrapment

2016 big for official safety recalls

There were 39 official safety recalls for failures in motorcycles, scooters and quad bikes in 2016, the biggest number in the past five years. In 2015 there were 30 recalls, 28 in 2014, 20 in 2013, 24 in 2012 and only 16 in 2011. Many embarrassingly involve new models, such as Triumph’s Bonnevilles and Ducati’s …

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BMW Motorrad BMW G 650 GS Sertao with free on-roads is $10,990 rideaway motorcycle discounts

BMW G 650 GS models recalled again

BMW Motorrad Australia has again issued a recall on the G 650 GS and G 650 GS Sertao over ongoing issues of the engine stalling. The issue goes back to September 2015 when the motorcycles were first recalled blaming a software error in the BMS-E engine management ECU. The latest voluntary safety recall issued through the Australian …

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Yamaha XSR700 electrical issues

Yamaha XSR700 recalled over electrical issue

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled its new retro XSR700 motorcycles over an electrical issue. The voluntary safety recall issued through the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission says bikes affected have VIN (Vehicle identification number) 0000101 to 0000441. “The main switch wire lead is routed near a metal cable guide located on the steering head,” the notice …

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Indian Motorcycles recalled over fire risk

Indian Motorcycle has recalled all 2014-2017 models with the Thunderstroke 111 engine for a potential fuel leak and fire risk as part of a worldwide recall involving 24,000 bikes. Models affected are the Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster built from April 15, 2013, to July 15, 2016. The voluntary recall notice …

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Global Ringwood mini bike recalled

Beware mini bikes for your kids

Mini or pocket motorcycles are fun and make great Christmas presents for your kids, but there are potential dangers in buying unknown brands. In most countries, these machines are categorised as novelty toys and are not regulated by the same conditions as other vehicles. Also, be aware that, in many jurisdictions, they can only be used …

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