2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 fault

Yamaha recall R3 over brake fault

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued an immediate safety recall of its learner-approved 2019 YZF-R3A over a fault with the front brake hose. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the bracket supporting the front brake hose may dislodge. It says this could cause “friction between the brake hose and the …

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Another recall over faulty motorcycle stands

The second recall this week over faulty stands seems to point to a failing among modern motorcycle side and centre stands that are lightweight and flimsy. Earlier this week, the Triumph Thruxton was recalled over a side stand spring that can break off and cause the engine to stall. Now Yamaha has recalled 78 of …

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Suzuki UK110 horn recall

Suzuki UK110 scooter horn recall

Suzuki Australia is recalling its more than 2000 UK110 scooters over an issue that could cause the horn to fail. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says the improper plating on the moveable contacts on the horn and starter switch, if continuously used, can allow dust or water to enter …

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Big drop in 2019 motorcycle recalls

There was a big drop in the number of safety recalls for motorcycles in 2019. In fact, with 27 motorcycle recalls, it was the lowest number in seven years. That compares with last year’s 37 motorcycle recalls, the second highest number of recalls in the previous 10 years: 28 in 2017, 39 in 2016, 30 in 2015, 28 …

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Avon Cobra 50R16 Motorcycle Tyres

Avon Cobra motorcycle tyres recalled

Riders with Avon Cobra Chrome 240/50R16 rear tyres on their bikes should avoid “driving at high speeds” as the tyres could suddenly deflate. Importers Cooper Tire and Rubber Company have issued a voluntary recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The official notice says the tyres “may have thin innerliner gauge that could develop …

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Recalls

Four motorcycle safety recalls in five days

Recalls on 161 Triumph Speed Triple S and R models and O’Neal helmets are the third and fourth motorcycle-related safety recalls over the past five days. It could be coincidence or it could be the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission getting recalls out of the way before a Christmas sojourn. Anyway, with just two weeks …

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2019 Ducati range Hypermotard 95

Ducati recalls Hypermotard over engine cutout

A broken battery cable could cause a sudden engine cutout in 2019/20 Ducati Hypermotard models, promoting a safety recall. Ducati Australia has issued a safety recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for 34 Hypermotard 950 and 40 Hypermotard 950 SP models. The vehicle identification numbers of the affected bikes are listed at the …

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Harley-Davidson Freewheeler trikes snobs

Harley-Davidson recalls Trikes over brake issue

Harley-Davidson Australia have recalled 363 trikes over an issue where a rear brake could suddenly activate. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says it affects the 2019-20 CVO Tri Glide, Tri Glide Ultra and Freewheeler. (VINs of affected vehicles listed at the end of this article.) “The electro-hydraulic control unit (EHCU) software …

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2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - learner bike coming?

ACCC issues recall on big Indian models

An official ACCC recall has now been issued on all big Indian cruisers and baggers from 2014-19 over a problem with the gear position indicator. Indian Motorcycle Australia confirmed on November 13 that they were working with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) who have only now posted it. Some 52,745 bikes were recalled over …

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BMW S 1000 RR less flab delivery

Recall delays BMW S 1000 RR delivery

Riders who have ordered a new BMW S 1000 RR will have a bit of a wait as the company finds a fix for a recall over an oil leak before delivery. We published the recall notice last month, but riders tell us they are still waiting on the delivery of bikes from Germany. BMW …

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