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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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Ducati recalls Superleggera on brake issue

Ducati Australia has recalled the 2017 1299 Superleggera motorcycles over an issue with the front brake pad material may separate from the brake pad. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says if the issue occurs, there is “an increased risk of an accident and/or injury to the rider and other road users”. …

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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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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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KTM 790 Adventure

KTM Adventure recall on overheating brake

KTM Australia is recalling 683 of its new 790 Adventure and Adventure R models over a rear brake overheating issue. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the 2019-2020 models experience a material failure of the rear brake line as a result of overheating. “If the rear brake system fails due to …

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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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2014 Indians recalled over light failure

Indian Motorcycle Australia has recalled the 2014 Chief, Chief Vintage and Chieftain over a failure with the headlights cutting out. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the electrical defect “may cause unexpected loss of forward lighting, including high and low beam headlights and fog lights”. “If this occurs, the …

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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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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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