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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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Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitilen grounded

Riders of 2018-20 Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 701 motorcycles have been grounded over a potential fuel leak issue. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says owners should “immediately contact an authorised dealer and do not ride the vehicle”. Since the parts to fix the problem are not yet available, riders …

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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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Triumph recalls Thruxtons over side stand

Almost two months after a global recall on Thruxtons over side stand spring issues, the official notice has been posted in Australia. A spokesman for the Australian distributor, Peter Stevens Importers, confirmed in late January that Australian bikes were affected. They said customers were being contacted “as information comes to hand”. The Australian Competition and Consumer …

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Ducati Multistrada S recall on side stand

Australia has joined a global recall on 2018 Ducati Multistrada S models over an issue with the side stand breaking due to an “improper manufacturing process”. The official notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the bike may fall when parked, “increasing the risk of injury to the rider and passenger, or …

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