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Safety recall on Aprilia Tuono and RSV4

Aprilia Australia has issued a safety recall notice for a brake issue on 2017-2020 RSV4 and Tuono 1100 motorcycles. The official safety recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the front brake pad friction material “could potentially separate from the back plate, resulting in reduced braking performance”. “Reduced brake performance may …

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Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitilen grounded

Riders of 2018-20 Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 701 motorcycles have been grounded for seven weeks over a potential fuel leak issue. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on 21 May 2020 said owners should “immediately contact an authorised dealer and do not ride the vehicle”. However, parts to fix the …

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Bell MX-9 adventure helmet

Bell helmet recalled for missing label

The Bell MX-9 Adventure DLX helmet has been recalled simply because the European certification label is missing from the chin strap. Under Australia rules, helmets must have an ECE22.05 label on the inside of the helmet. You can actually remove the compliance sticker from the outside of the helmet, but it must still have a …

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Ninja ZX-10R Motorcycle fire risk

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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2017 Ducati Superleggera issue

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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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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20202 Can-Am Spyder RT

Can-Am Spyder RT recall on brake fault

Bombardier Recreational Products has issued a global recall on the three-wheel 2020 Can-Am Spyder RT for a possible brake issue.  Although the official notice has not yet been published in by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, BRP Australia spokesman Brian Manning says the global recall “likely impacts VINs in Australia”. He says owners can access this …

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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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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle

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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