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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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Indian issues recall over gear indicator

Indian Motorcycle Australia has now issued an official recall for their big cruisers and baggers from 2014-19 over an issue with the gear position indicator. We were advised of the recall notice on November 13, but the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has only now posted it. Some 52,745 bikes were recalled in the US …

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Honda recall on Monkey rear rack

Honda Australia has recalled the rear carrier rack for their Monkey mini-motorcycle as it has insufficient strength to carry its maximum payload of 3kg. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says the rear rack may crack and fall off if overloaded. It says it could possibly fall into the …

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Ducati recalls 199 and 1299 Panigale over oil leaks

Ducati Australia has recalled 183 1199 and 1299 Panigale models over a potential oil leak problem. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the engine oil breather system may operate incorrectly “possibly resulting in an oil leak from the air intake breather tube”. “Oil may leak from the air intake …

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BMW recalls big tourers over locking wheel

BMW Motorrad Australia has recalled its big K 1600 touring fleet over a transmission issue which could result in a locking rear wheel. The 290 affected motorcycles are the 2016-19 K1600 GT (0F01/0F11); K1600 GTL (0F02/0F12); K1600 Bagger (0F51/0F53); and K1600 Grand America (0F51/0F53) Vehicle identification numbers of all affected bikes are listed at the end of this …

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Honda CRF450L Motorcycle horn issue

Honda blows recall on horn dropping off

Honda Motorcycles Australia has recalled 1400 CFR450L dual-sport bikes over an issue with the horn dropping off! The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the horn bracket may fatigue and fracture “due to insufficient strength and riding vibrations”. “If the horn bracket fractures, the horn may detach and …

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Oil leaks prompt BMW S 1000 RR recall

Oil leaks from cracks in the rubber hose of the BMW S 1000 RR’s oil cooler have prompted an Australian recall on the 2019 model. The official notice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the oil leak may spray on to the rear wheel of the motorcycle “increasing the risk of an accident …

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