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Crash prompts BMW spoked wheel probe

A crash that left a rider with serious injuries after his BMW’s spoked front wheel collapsed has prompted a wider probe into the issue amid calls for an official safety recall. Gavin Chapman went over the handlebars when the front wheel of his 2016 R 1200 GS Triple Black collapsed.  “Although I don’t remember much, …

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Kawasaki recall Z900RS over rear brake issue

Kawasaki Motorcycles Australia has recalled 132 retro Z900RS models over a possible fault in the rear brake. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that due to improper routing, the rear brake hose and rear wheel rotation sensor lead may touch the rear tyre. “Continued use could result in damage …

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Husqvarna and KTM recall over sticky throttle

Parents whose children ride a Husqvarna TC50 (above) or KTM 50 SX mini dirt bike should be aware that the new 2019 models are being recalled over an issue with a sticky throttle. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for the affected motorcycles are listed below. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says …

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Riders urged to check motorcycle spokes

Riders have been urged to check the spokes on their motorcycle wheels more frequently in the wake of one rider finding his badly handling bike had 10 loose spokes. The result of loose spokes can be poor handling and can cause rapid tyre deflation on tubeless tyres. Brisbane rider Mark Taylor says he had loose spokes …

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Honda Africa Twin main stand recall

Honda Australia has recalled their CRF1000 Africa Twin adventure motorcycle’s accessory main stand kit which could come loose and fall off. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that due to “improper heat treatment during manufacture”, the retaining circlip may become brittle and break. “If the circlip breaks, the main …

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Suzuki sued over GSX-R1000 crash incentive

$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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