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Big drop in 2019 motorcycle recalls

There was a big drop in the number of safety recalls for motorcycles in 2019. In fact, with 27 motorcycle recalls, it was the lowest number in seven years. That compares with last year’s 37 motorcycle recalls, the second highest number of recalls in the previous 10 years: 28 in 2017, 39 in 2016, 30 in 2015, 28 …

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Indian FTR 1200 Race Replica

Major Indian recall on engine stall issue

The engine in most new models of Indian, including the new FTR 1200, could suddenly stall due to a defect in the 10 amp circuit breakers. Indian Motorcycle Australia has joined a global recall by issuing a voluntary recall on 465 motorcycles through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It says the defective circuit breaker “may cause …

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Avon Cobra 50R16 Motorcycle Tyres

Avon Cobra motorcycle tyres recalled

Riders with Avon Cobra Chrome 240/50R16 rear tyres on their bikes should avoid “driving at high speeds” as the tyres could suddenly deflate. Importers Cooper Tire and Rubber Company have issued a voluntary recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The official notice says the tyres “may have thin innerliner gauge that could develop …

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2019 Ducati range Hypermotard 95

Ducati recalls Hypermotard over engine cutout

A broken battery cable could cause a sudden engine cutout in 2019/20 Ducati Hypermotard models, promoting a safety recall. Ducati Australia has issued a safety recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for 34 Hypermotard 950 and 40 Hypermotard 950 SP models. The vehicle identification numbers of the affected bikes are listed at the …

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Harley-Davidson Freewheeler trikes snobs

Harley-Davidson recalls Trikes over brake issue

Harley-Davidson Australia have recalled 363 trikes over an issue where a rear brake could suddenly activate. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says it affects the 2019-20 CVO Tri Glide, Tri Glide Ultra and Freewheeler. (VINs of affected vehicles listed at the end of this article.) “The electro-hydraulic control unit (EHCU) software …

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2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - learner bike coming?

ACCC issues recall on big Indian models

An official ACCC recall has now been issued on all big Indian cruisers and baggers from 2014-19 over a problem with the gear position indicator. Indian Motorcycle Australia confirmed on November 13 that they were working with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) who have only now posted it. Some 52,745 bikes were recalled over …

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Indian Roadmaster Classic - elite - revenue machine urgent issue

Indian issues recall over gear indicator

Indian Motorcycle Australia has now issued an official recall for their big cruisers and baggers from 2014-19 over an issue with the gear position indicator. We were advised of the recall notice on November 13, but the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has only now posted it. Some 52,745 bikes were recalled in the US …

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Honda CRF450L Motorcycle horn issue

Honda blows recall on horn dropping off

Honda Motorcycles Australia has recalled 1400 CFR450L dual-sport bikes over an issue with the horn dropping off! The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the horn bracket may fatigue and fracture “due to insufficient strength and riding vibrations”. “If the horn bracket fractures, the horn may detach and …

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BMW S 1000 RR slims down oil leaks

Oil leaks prompt BMW S 1000 RR recall

Oil leaks from cracks in the rubber hose of the BMW S 1000 RR’s oil cooler have prompted an Australian recall on the 2019 model. The official notice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the oil leak may spray on to the rear wheel of the motorcycle “increasing the risk of an accident …

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Moto Guzzi MGX-21 dragging front brake

Dragging front brake forces recall

Aprilia and Moto Guzzi have recalled 197 bikes over an issue with a dragging front brake. The issue affects the following bikes made between 2015 and 2019 (Vehicle Identification Numbers of bikes are included at the end of this article): Aprilia Shiver 750/900 Dorsoduro 750/900 Mana 850 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring California 1400 Touring …

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