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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Crash prompts BMW spoked wheel probe

A crash that left a rider with serious injuries after his BMW’s spoked front wheel collapsed has prompted a wider probe into the issue amid calls for an official safety recall. Gavin Chapman went over the handlebars when the front wheel of his 2016 R 1200 GS Triple Black collapsed.  “Although I don’t remember much, …

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Kawasaki recall Z900RS over rear brake issue

Kawasaki Motorcycles Australia has recalled 132 retro Z900RS models over a possible fault in the rear brake. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that due to improper routing, the rear brake hose and rear wheel rotation sensor lead may touch the rear tyre. “Continued use could result in damage …

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Riders urged to check motorcycle spokes

Riders have been urged to check the spokes on their motorcycle wheels more frequently in the wake of one rider finding his badly handling bike had 10 loose spokes. The result of loose spokes can be poor handling and can cause rapid tyre deflation on tubeless tyres. Brisbane rider Mark Taylor says he had loose spokes …

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Harley-Davidson issues 5th hydraulic clutch recall

Harley-Davidson is issuing its fifth recall since 2013 for a hydraulic clutch problem that affects about 238,300 motorcycles worldwide and 3695 in Australia. This latest voluntary safety recall is for all 2017 and 2018 Touring, Trike and CVO Touring models, as well as some 2017 Softails. Affected Harleys 2017 Touring, Trike, CVO Touring models built …

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Suzuki sued over GSX-R1000 crash incentive

$100 incentive to recall motorcycles

American owners of Suzuki GSX models are being encouraged to return their bikes for a safety recall with a $100 prepaid Visa card incentive. This unprecedented offer has now been stepped up with Suzuki also offering free pick-up and delivery. Usually motorcycle companies try to avoid publicity for their recall campaigns or sneak it in as a …

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Kawasaki Z300 ABS clutch

Kawasaki Z300 recalled over clutch issue

Kawasaki Australia has recalled the learner-approved 2018 Z300 over an issue with the clutch cable that could spark a fire. The official notice lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says “a deformed clutch cable clamp may contact the bottom plate of the fuel tank”. “Contact of the clutch cable clamp and bottom plate …

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Piaggio Medley 150 scooter recall

Piaggio issues second scooter recall

Piaggio Australia has issued  its second recall of scooters this month with a notice that the frames of 50 Medley 150 and 150 S ABS scooters could crack. The official product safety notice on the ACCC website says the frame could flex “under certain conditions and subsequently cause cracking of the frame in a particular …

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Harley-Davidson recalls quarter million bikes over ABS issue traction

Harley-Davidson recalls quarter million bikes

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than a quarter of a million motorcycles worldwide over an issue with antilock brakes in 2008-11 Touring, CVO and V-Rod models. It has nothing to do with the recent global Brembo brake issue. The Harley ABS issue came to light in July 2016 after 43 complaints, three crashes and two injuries. …

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Suzuki recalls GSX-R1000 over chain issue

Suzuki Motorcycles Australia has joined a global recall of various models of GSX-R1000 over a fault that could snap the chain. Spokesman Lewis Croft said their service department has published information on the Government Recall Website. “My understanding is the condition is whereby a rider can accidentally get a false neutral between 1st and 2nd …

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