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Triumph recalls Trophy over brake issue

Triumph Australia has issued a recall over a potential brake failure in its 2013-2017 Trophy and Trophy SE models. This brake recall is not linked to the forthcoming global recall over Brembo brakes. This is a new issue involving incorrectly routed wires exiting the ignition switch may be damaged by contact with the front brake hose. …

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Brembo recall on host of models

A global recall on Italian Brembo brakes has the potential to affect a host of premium models just as two major Brembo recalls did in 2018. The problem can cause a “catastrophic brake failure”, the notice says. It has been caused by the use of too much nickel in the pads which can becoming porous, allowing …

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BrakebuTT links front and back brakes

If you are a convert to linked brakes or hand-operated rear brakes, the Aussie-designed BrakeBuTT invention could be what you are looking for. Inventor Jay Thompson, 54, of Perth, says he came up with the idea of an affordable retrofit linked-brake system after an embarrassing crash. “Showing off while riding with the young boys about …

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Are you leaving enough gap in front?

Many riders are taught to leave a two or three-second gap between their bike and the vehicle they are a following as a safety buffer. But is it really enough? Is there such a thing as leaving too much space? How to judge gap We are taught to use a visible roadside reference to determine our …

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Brembo recall puts brakes on bikes

A fault in a Brembo master brake cylinder could affect a number of European motorcycle brands’ though official recalls are so far confined to the USA. The only bikes affected are Aprilia and Ducati fitted with a PR16 radial master cylinder unit which is usually paired with Brembo M50 calipers. Other bikes from Triumph and …

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Top tips for braking in corners

Brakes have come a long way from when I first started riding with many new bikes now fitted with sophisticated anti-lock braking systems. But even the most sophisticated modern anti-lock braking systems are not fool proof. Most riders were either taught or learned that the majority of braking is from using the front brake. Some …

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UN calls for safer motorcycle brakes

The United Nations #STOPTHECRASH campaign joins a growing call for ABS on motorcycles as well as autonomous emergency braking that activates at slow speeds if an obstacle is sensed in front of the bike. The latest World Health Organisation Global Status Report on Road Safety, called #STOPTHECRASH is campaigning for the widest availability of life-saving …

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BMW dynamic brake light

BMW adds dynamic brake light

BMW Motorrad has developed a “dynamic brake light” that flashes and even includes the hazard lights to warn drivers of a panic stop. The dynamic brake light is similar to those offered on many cars and works in two stages. Stage one activates when the motorcycle decelerates from speeds above 50km/h. In this case the …

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