The most recalls this year was six for Yamaha; followed by 4 for BMW, Ducati and Triumph; Harley, Honda, Suzuki and Triumph on three (if you count the aftermarket accessories for Harley and Honda); and one each for Kawasaki, Indian, Piaggio, KTM and O’Neal helmets.
That compares with the previous year where Ducati had 6;Indian, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM and Triumph 3; BMW, Harley, Husqvarna and Moto Guzzi 2, Aprilia and MV Augusta one each. There were no other product recalls.
Triumph Street Triple S and RS
The official ACCC notice on the 2018-2020 Street Triple RS and S says it could get “false neutrals”, which can be common on many bikes.
“The Quickshifter assembly, TSA body may come into contact with the gear change Clamp Linkage aAssembly, potentially impeding a smooth ‘assisted’ gear change, resulting in a missed gear or false neutral,” the notice says.
“If a loss of acceleration without warning occurs, this may lead to an increased risk of an accident and injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.”
Triumph Motorcycles Company dealers in Australia will replace the Clamp Linkage Assembly, free of charge (parts and labour) to vehicle owners. The new Clamp Linkage Assembly will provide a wider clearance from the Quickshifter Assembly, TSA.
Owners of affected vehicle will be contacted asking them to arrange recall repair by their authorised Triumph dealer.
A list of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) for affected bikes is included at the end of this article.
O’Neal 3 Series Hybrid Fidlock helmet
The ACCC says the Fidlock buckle could fail on these helmets (Serial Numbers E1-05300751/P19070385 to E1-05300751/P19070672).
“There is a possibility that the chin strap retention system may fail in the event of an accident,” it says.
“If the chin strap retention system fails, the helmet may not provide adequate protection to the wearer in the event of an accident and may increase the risk of death or serious injury to the wearer.”
Owners have been advised to “immediately stop using the helmet” and return it to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement.