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$100 incentive to recall motorcycles

American owners of Suzuki GSX models are being encouraged to return their bikes for a safety recall with a $100 prepaid Visa card incentive. This unprecedented offer has now been stepped up with Suzuki also offering free pick-up and delivery. Usually motorcycle companies try to avoid publicity for their recall campaigns or sneak it in as a …

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Kawasaki H2 SX recall over centre stand

Kawasaki Australia has recalled the supercharged H2 SX super-tourer over an issue with the centre stand possibly falling off. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says “improper welding” between the centre stand spring mounting pin and left side centre stand bracket may cause the pin to shift or fall. Centre …

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Ducati urgent recall over loose brakes

Ducati Australia has issued an urgent recall on several models over an issue with the rear rake pads coming loose. NF Importers issued the voluntary recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for the Ducati Hypermotard 939, 959 Panigale, 1299 Panigale, 1299 Panigale Final Edition and Panigale V4. The official notice says the brake …

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Brembo second brake recall

Brembo in second major safety recall

Italian brake manufacturer Brembo has been stopped in its tracks with a second major product safety recall on its products this year. In January, Brembo issued a global safety recall on radial master cylinder pistons in 15mm and 16mm diameters produced between 2015 and 2017. The recall affected thousands of motorcycles from manufacturers such as …

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BMW recalls G 310 models over side stand

Several weeks after the rest of the world recalled the BMW G 310 models over faulty side stands, BMW Motorrad Australia has recalled more than 780 bikes. The official Australian Competition and Consumer Commission notice says the side stand connection might bend or break. “The motorcycle side stand connection might bend or break and cause the …

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Kawasaki Z300 recalled over clutch issue

Kawasaki Australia has recalled the learner-approved 2018 Z300 over an issue with the clutch cable that could spark a fire. The official notice lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says “a deformed clutch cable clamp may contact the bottom plate of the fuel tank”. “Contact of the clutch cable clamp and bottom plate …

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Ducati joins worldwide Supersport S recall

Ducati Australia has joined the worldwide recall of the 2017-2018 Supersport S over melting fuel tank overfill hoses which may be too close to the horizontal exhaust manifold. The recall started in Canada, after the country was the first to recall the Panigale V4 after a Canadian rider’s new bike burst into flame. The bike was …

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Suzuki GSX-R1000 discounts

Suzuki kick-starts July sale discounts

July is typically a great time for motorcycle discounts after the half-year sales reports, with Suzuki Australia leading the price war. The 2018 GSX-R1000 ABS is being offered at $19,990 ride away with 12-months rego and an optional Suzuki Bi-Directional Quickshifter thrown in.  It is normally $21,990 without the shifter, while the GSX-R1000R with the …

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Urgent check on Indian Scout brakes

Indian Scout owners should do an urgent pre-ride inspection to ensure the brakes are working properly then take their bike straight to their dealership for an inspection. Indian Motorcycle Australia has issued an urgent recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of all 2017-2018 Indian Scout, Scout 60 and Scout Bobber models with Anti-Lock …

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Failed switches prompt Triumph Street Triple recall

Switches for headlights and indicators could fail if water gets into the controls of the Triumph Street Triple R, RS and R (low seat) models, prompting Triumph Motorcycle Australia to issue a recall. The recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the electrical circuits in the left-hand switch cube may not …

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