Second recall for Harley-Davidson saddlebags

Harley-Davidson Australia has again issued a recall over the possibility of their saddlebags falling off. In 2015 they issued a recall for their Touring models because the standard saddlebags could fall off. It was unfortunately too late for me as we lost the right saddlebag off a Road King while touring in New Zealand. Thankfully …

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Yamaha MT-07 missing sticker

Yamaha recall bikes over missing sticker

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 1193 MT-07 and XSR700 models for a missing exhaust noise compliance sticker.  The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says correct Stationary Noise Data labels were not fitted to these motorcycles in production. It is a requirement of the Australian Design Rule ADR 83 for the …

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2019 Ducati range PANIGALE V4 R

Ducati recalls Panigale V4 for fifth time

Ducati has now recalled a variant of the Panigale V4 for the fifth time with four recalls in its first year of production. On this occasion, it’s for a fuel leak in the 2018-19 Panigale V4 range and the 2019 Panigale V4 R, totalling 445 motorcycles in Australia. Australian owners of the affected bikes will …

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Triumph Speed Twin a poor-man's Thruxton

Triumph Speed Twin recall on coolant

Triumph has issued the sixth recall on models in the new Bonneville liquid-cooled range with a safety notice for the Speed Twin over coolant leaks. The official safety recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the coolant hose between the radiator and expansion tank may have been misrouted during assembly. “A misrouted …

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Harley recalls Street models over rusty brakes

Harley-Davidson Australia has recalled 4798 Street 500 and Street Rod 750 models over problems with rusty brake calipers. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says that brake calipers may become rusty in the bore area. “This corrosion could result in the pistons dragging in the caliper bore,” it says. …

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Yamaha MT-03 masters of torque noisy leaks breaking

Yamaha recalls over leaks and gears

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued two recalls for their R3 and their MT-03 (above) for issues of radiator leaks and gear shift problems. In the radiator recall, some 4408 YZF-R3A bikes (made from 2015-18) and 1491 MT-03s (2016-18) have “insufficient hose material curing at manufacturing” that may lead to cracking in the radiator coolant hose. …

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2018 Ducati Monster 821 flagship colours fourth ducati recalls

Ducati recalls Monster and Supersport

Ducati finished 2018 with the highest number of safety recalls and starts 2019 with recalls for the Monster 821 (above), Monster 1200 and SuperSport. We announced that these two Ducati recalls were coming last year. However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has only now posted the official notice. Their notice says there is “a potential …

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Motorcycle Accident Law - The Logistics Of Motorcycle Defects And safety Recalls

Motorcycle safety recalls rise in 2018

There were 37 motorcycle safety recalls in 2018, up nine from the previous year, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It is the second highest number of recalls in the past 10 years: 28 in 2017, 39 in 2016, 30 in 2015, 28 in 2014, 20 in 2013, 24 in 2012, 16 in 2011, …

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Ducati Panigale V4 1409 highlight recalled

Ducati Panigale V4, V4S recalled

Ducati Australia has recalled Panigale V4, V4 S and V4 S Speciale bikes twice in the past week over oil leaks. In the first recall issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the say there is “potential for a failure of the delivery oil line fitting on the engine oil cooler”. This could result in an oil …

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Yamaha SR400 recalled

Yamaha SR400 recalled over oil leak

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 358 retro SR400 bikes over a possible oil leak which could pose a hazard to riders and other road users. The official voluntary safety recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the engine hose may be incorrectly installed, resulting in oil leaks. “The engine hose may leak …

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