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BMW Australia joins R 1200 GS & GSA recall

BMW Motorrad Australia today officially joins a worldwide recall of all water-cooled R 1200 GS and GS Adventure models over a potential fork fault. The recall affects 185,000 bikes worldwide and 2500 in Australia where 1000 have already been inspected. “We are not finding a huge number that are faulty,” a BMW Motorrad Australia spokesperson …

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Parents warned on mini bike safety

Parents warned on mini bike safety

Parents are warned about buying a mini bike for their kids with the third safety recall in recent weeks from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. We asked the ACCC if this amounted to a crackdown or a special investigation, but they replied with a curt “no”. However, it seems more than a coincidence that …

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New styles for BMW R 1200 GS forks

BMW recalls R 1200 GS & GSA over forks issue

BMW Motorrad has been inspecting the forks of all water-cooled R 1200 GS and GS Adventure models when bikes came in for a service but has now issued a worldwide recall. Germany’s federal motor vehicle office was the first to officially post a recall notice and we expect other countries will follow, including Australia, in …

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Safety recall for Monsterpro mini bike warned

Safety recall for Monsterpro mini bike

A safety recall has been issued for the Monsterpro Z50 replica motorcycle because it does not have a kill switch, prompting an industry warning to parents. The official recall notice was issued through the federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD), Vehicle Safety Standards division (VSS), and posted by the Australian Consumer and Competition …

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Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber brake issue

Moto Guzzi recall over brake issue

Moto Guzzi Australia is about to recall 80 V7-III Racer, Stone and Special motorcycles and 97 V9 Bobber (pictured above) and Roamer models over a brake issue. The front ABS brake hose may rub against the engine’s secondary air system connection, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak. The recall over the brake issue has already …

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2017 KTM 390 Duke adds tech and style

KTM 390 Duke recall on two issues

KTM Australia has recalled the 2017-model 125 and 390 Duke models over two issues where the instrument panel and headlight could suddenly turn off. The voluntary safety recall, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the Head Light Control Unit software may cause the LED headlight to reboot while in operation and the  instrument …

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Harley Milwaukee Eight engine goes black with 2017 FLHRS Road King Special Touring bagger leak

Harley Touring models recalled over oil leak

Harley-Davidson’s 2017 Milwaukee Eight Touring models have been recalled over a possible oil leak which could spill oil on the rear tyre. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission voluntary safety recall notice says the models affected are the FLHX Street Glide Custom, FLHXS Street Glide Special, FLTRX Road Glide, FLTRXS Road Glide Special, FLHTCU Ultra …

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Husqvarna Strada tr650

Husqvarna finally recalls TR650 models

Husqvarna finally has a fix for all TR650 Terra and TR650 Strada models over a stalling issue and has issued an official product safety recall. The issue began when the models were launched in 2012 when the company was owned by BMW. BMW purchased Husqvarna in 2007 and sold it to Pierrer Industrie, the major shareholder …

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Braaap fraud

Braaap recall as fraud case in limbo

Pocket-sized Braaap Motorcycles has issued a safety recall on their retro ST-250 as their case against fraud and rebirthing charges stall in court. Braaap GM founder Brad Smith says they are fighting the charges of “rebirthing” 85 motorcycles, brought by the NSW Property Crime Squad. “We still have not had an opportunity to submit any evidence of defence …

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2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro world globetrotters adventure treks shock

Ducati recalls Multistrada on shock issue

Ducati is issuing a worldwide recall on 2016-17 Multistrada 1200 Enduro models over an issue with the Sachs shock breaking. The official notice through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has now been released. Ducati says the Sachs semi-active lower rear shock absorber end eyelet may crack and possibly detach from the swingarm. The official notice …

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