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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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Is there truth in motorcycle pricing?

Have you ever wondered why motorcycle pricing varies across the country? Some are advertised as the ride-away price and others are the recommended retail price (RRP) and then there are cash back and manufacturer dollars to further confuse you. There is a host of factors included in the ride-away price of your motorcycle such as …

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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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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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Kawasaki big Ninjas recalled over gears

Kawasaki is about to issue a recall for the Ninja ZX-10 and Ninja ZX-10RR over issues with several gears during “high-impact” shifts. The official Australian recall says it affects 2016-18 Ninja ZX-10R and 2017-18 Ninja ZX-10RR models. Go to the end of this article to see the VINs of all 398 affected bikes in Austalia to check if …

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MV Agusta joins Brembo fault recall

MV Agusta Australia is the fourth motorcycle company to join the global recall over a fault in Brembo front master cylinders. The other brands which issued official recalls last month are Aprilia, Ducati and KTM. (Click on the brands in the previous sentence to see which models are affected by the recall.) The MV Agusta models affected …

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Indian recalls Roadmaster over wiring issue

Indian Motorcycle Australia has joined a global recall of its 2015-2017 Roadmaster motorcycles over a wiring issue. The company says the jumper wiring harness in the top box was manufactured without silicone plugs that are intended to keep water out of the unused connector terminals. They say water may enter the top box wiring harness, potentially …

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