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Suzuki GSX learners recalled on frame issue

Suzuki Australia has recalled their learner-approved GSX-R125 sports bike and GSX-S125 naked bike (pictured above) over the possibility of frame breakages. The official notice was issued through the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission. “Due to improper paint application, the torque specification of the front engine bolts may cause the paint to wear down with heat …

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Indian Motorcycle recall over ‘ghost’ in the machine

Indian motorcycle is recalling their current fleet of  Thunderstroke-powered motorcycles after two American bikes appeared to have a ghost in the machine and started themselves. The problem is that corrosion in the starter switch can cause an electrical short and start the engine if the key fob is nearby. Apparently two Indian motorcycles in the …

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Yamaha recalls MT-03 over noisy gears

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued a fourth recall on their learner-approved MT-03, this time for a machining defect that makes the gears noisy. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the machining defect in the primary drive and driven meshing gears could make the bike excessively noisy during acceleration …

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Triumph Motorcycles recalled over noise label

Riders of most recent-model Triumphs could be riding motorcycles officially non-compliant because of a missing noise label, leaving them liable to a fine. Triumph Motorcycles Australia has recalled most of its motorcycles sold in the past few years over missing Stationary Noise Data Labels for the exhaust system. The labels were not fitted in production …

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Piaggio Medley 150 scooter recall

Piaggio issues second scooter recall

Piaggio Australia has issued  its second recall of scooters this month with a notice that the frames of 50 Medley 150 and 150 S ABS scooters could crack. The official product safety notice on the ACCC website says the frame could flex “under certain conditions and subsequently cause cracking of the frame in a particular …

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Piaggio Fly 150 3V

Piaggio recalls scooter over loose brakes

Piaggio Australia has recalled 683 Fly 150 3V scooters over an issue of loose brake discs. The official product safety review on the ACCC website says the brake disc fasteners could become loose. “Loose fasteners may protrude and contact other front suspension components and if left undetected cause brake failure to occur,” it says. A …

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Motorcycle Accident Law - The Logistics Of Motorcycle Defects And Recalls

The Logistics Of Motorcycle Defects And Recalls

(Guest contributor – for the information of our American readers) One of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents are defects that are sometimes recalled – and sometimes are not. Safety recalls can be initiated by the USA’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or by the motorcycle manufacturer themselves. A recall happens when a manufacturer discovers …

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Cheap motorcycle parts lead to record recalls

Australia is heading for a record year in motorcycle safety recalls as manufacturers continue to use cheap and inferior parts in a vain effort to keep a lid on costs and weight. Some of the low-cost parts we’ve seen on new motorcycles include inferior electronics, plastic components and alloy used for bolts, side stands and …

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Suzuki sued over GSX-R1000 crash

Suzuki America sued over brake failure

Suzuki in America has been successfully sued for $US12.5 over a motorcycle crash caused by a brake failure which was later the focus of a global safety recall. Rider Adrian Johns crashed his 2006 GSX-R1000 in 2013, shattering his spine, breaking his back and leaving him with mobility problems which ended to his postal career. …

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KTM Australia joins global Brembo recall

KTM Australia has finally joined the global recall for the Brembo brake problem that has resulted in thousands of European bikes recalled around the world. The official Australian recall notice says bikes affected are 2015-17 model 690 Duke R, 1290 Super Duke R /SE and 1290 Super Duke GT. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) of the 486 …

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