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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Piaggio Fly 150 3V

Piaggio recalls scooter over loose brakes

Piaggio Australia has recalled 683 Fly 150 3V scooters over an issue of loose brake discs. The official product safety review on the ACCC website says the brake disc fasteners could become loose. “Loose fasteners may protrude and contact other front suspension components and if left undetected cause brake failure to occur,” it says. A …

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Dealers list best and worst motorcycle brands

Dealers in Harley Davidson, Triumph and KTM are the most satisfied with the brands, according to the latest National Motorcycle Dealers Association survey in the UK. The least-valued franchises are Piaggio Group, Honda and Ducati. The biannual survey examines how dealers view the major issues currently affecting them, while also evaluating how these views are …

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Aprilia Shiver 900

Aprilia adds 900cc to Dorsoduro and Shiver

Aprilia has developed a new 900cc V-twin engine for the new Dorsoduro supermotard and the Shiver naked bike (pictured above) with 71kW of power and 90Nm of torque. The bikes were unveiled this week at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. So far there is no word from Australian distributors PS Imports on whether they …

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Trike Wedgetail

Honda plans three-wheeler motorcycle

Honda has filed patent diagrams for a leaning three-wheeler with two front wheels. While the company has never made three-wheeler motorcycles, Honda Goldwings have been popular donor models for trike conversions and wacky contraptions such as the Wedgetail featured in the main picture above. However, the patent diagrams are apparently for a smaller motorcycle powered …

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Piaggio BV350 scooter review and video

  If the city limits are too limiting, try the Piaggio BV350 (or Beverley) Sport Touring scooter. City boundaries will no longer be a boundary at all as this long-legged Italian will munch miles in style and grace. Piaggio is a massive Italian company that owns seven other brands including Aprilia, Vespa, Scarabeo, Derbi, Gilera …

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Yamaha MT-07 & MT-09 Street Rally

The “Masters of Torque” range has increased with Yamaha unveiling the Street Rally version of the recently released MT-09 895cc triple and a new MT-07 689cc parallel twin. The Street Rally is a cosmetic update with hand guards, a small beak, air filter covers, small side fairings, a flat and raised saddle and off-road-style footpegs. …

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Motorcycle sales set to spring

Winter put a dampener on road bike and cruiser sales which had been scorching hot at the start of the year. In the nine months to the end of winter, sales of road bikes were up only 0.8% to 31,401 while off-road bikes have surged to 10.7%, the biggest beneficiary being KTM up 28.9% to …

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Vespa 946 on order

A futuristic dream for an iconic retro product has become a reality, albeit a very limited one. Piaggio unveiled a futuristic Vespa concept at last year’s Milan motorcycle show and, after a strong showing of support, the company has decided to produce the Vespa 946 in limited numbers later this year. There has been no …

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