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Bell helmet recalled for missing label

The Bell MX-9 Adventure DLX helmet has been recalled simply because the European certification label is missing from the chin strap. Under Australia rules, helmets must have an ECE22.05 label on the inside of the helmet. You can actually remove the compliance sticker from the outside of the helmet, but it must still have a …

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Fire risk forces Kawasaki ZX-10 recall

A fire risk has forced Kawasaki Australia to recalled 54 Ninja ZX-10R, RR and R SE models over an engine management issue. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says: The Engine Control Unit (ECU) programming may cause the engine to after fire when the Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) function is used …

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Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitilen grounded

Riders of 2018-20 Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 701 motorcycles have been grounded over a potential fuel leak issue. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says owners should “immediately contact an authorised dealer and do not ride the vehicle”. Since the parts to fix the problem are not yet available, riders …

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Embarrassing recalls for Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle Australia has again issued an embarrassing official recall for their 2014-19 Thunderstroke models over a gear position indicator fault. The first recall was issued in November 2019, affecting 52,745 bikes in the US and 2060 in Australia. They are now expanding it to 2233 bikes to finalise the remedy (see the Vehicle Identification Numbers of affect …

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2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 recall notice

Yamaha R3 on 11th recall notice

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued a second recall notice in a matter of days on the learner-approved 2019 YZF-R3A in what is now its 11th recall since 2015. Both new issues revolve around separate causes for a break in the front brake hose. The first recall on Friday, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, …

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Triumph recalls Thruxtons over side stand

Almost two months after a global recall on Thruxtons over side stand spring issues, the official notice has been posted in Australia. A spokesman for the Australian distributor, Peter Stevens Importers, confirmed in late January that Australian bikes were affected. They said customers were being contacted “as information comes to hand”. The Australian Competition and Consumer …

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Ducati Multistrada S recall on side stand

Australia has joined a global recall on 2018 Ducati Multistrada S models over an issue with the side stand breaking due to an “improper manufacturing process”. The official notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the bike may fall when parked, “increasing the risk of injury to the rider and passenger, or …

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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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Major Indian recall on engine stall issue

The engine in most new models of Indian, including the new FTR 1200, could suddenly stall due to a defect in the 10 amp circuit breakers. Indian Motorcycle Australia has joined a global recall by issuing a voluntary recall on 465 motorcycles through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It says the defective circuit breaker “may cause …

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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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