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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Scooters recalled over fuel starvation Aprilia

Scooters recalled over fuel starvation

PS Importers Australia have issued a called for the Aprilia SR 50 (above) and Piaggio Typhoon 50 scooters over fuel starvation. The 106 scooters affected are model year 2018-2019. VINs of the affected models are listed below. Fuel starvation issue The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warns owners that the …

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Kawasaki Z900RSA Cafe - Graeme Crosby second recall

Kawasaki Z900RS in second recall

Kawasaki Motorcycles Australia has issued its second recall of its retro Z900RS and Cafe models over another brake issue. The second recall only affects 21 2019 models, according to the official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. “The ABS hydraulic unit may have been contaminated with debris during the manufacturing process,” the notice says. “Contamination …

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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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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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hydraulic clutch Harley-Davidson recall

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 650 V-Strom DL650 and scooters recalled

Suzuki recall 1296 bikes over fuel leak

Suzuki Australia has recalled the V-Strom 650 (DL650), GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000A over a problem with the fuel pump tat can result in a minor fuel leak. This recall affects 528 V-Stroms, 167 GSX-750s and 501 GSX-R1000 motorcycles in Australia. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the O-ring on …

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Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L main stand

Honda Africa Twin main stand recall

Honda Australia has recalled their CRF1000 Africa Twin adventure motorcycle’s accessory main stand kit which could come loose and fall off. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that due to “improper heat treatment during manufacture”, the retaining circlip may become brittle and break. “If the circlip breaks, the main …

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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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David Rollins on his Ducati Panigale - Getting an Aussie TT event over the line urgent

Ducati urgent recall over loose brakes

Ducati Australia has issued an urgent recall on several models over an issue with the rear rake pads coming loose. NF Importers issued the voluntary recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for the Ducati Hypermotard 939, 959 Panigale, 1299 Panigale, 1299 Panigale Final Edition and Panigale V4. The official notice says the brake …

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