Husqvarna Strada tr650

Husqvarna finally recalls TR650 models

Husqvarna finally has a fix for all TR650 Terra and TR650 Strada models over a stalling issue and has issued an official product safety recall. The issue began when the models were launched in 2012 when the company was owned by BMW. BMW purchased Husqvarna in 2007 and sold it to Pierrer Industrie, the major shareholder …

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Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

Yamaha owners despatched for recalls

Yamaha owners in Canberra face a 90km ride to have their bikes repaired free under two recent safety recalls after the local dealership closed down. The company last month issued a worldwide recall on several three-cylinder models (2015-2017 MT-09 Tracer pictured above, 2014-2017 MT-09 and 2016-2017 XSR900) over an issue with loose handlebars. It follows a recall in …

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Suzuki Hayabusa sportsbike fuel economy busa

Suzuki recalls Hayabusa over ABS

Suzuki Australia has recalled the GSX1300 Hayabusa over a problem with the ABS unit. The ACCC recall notice says the brakes may contain aluminium debris due to a manufacturing error. “The debris could cause a malfunction of the unit without the ABS indicator warning light illuminating,” the notice says. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS Suzuki …

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KTM 1290 Super Duke R recalls

Safety recalls for Harley and KTM

The latest safety recalls involve the saddlebags on Harley-Davidson touring bikes and the KTM1290 Super Duke R naked bike over a fuel line issue. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS The Harley recall says the bags could fall off because of a lack of tension in the spring mount. Touring models affected are: FLHR, FLHRC, FLHX, …

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Ducati Panigale R

Your legal rights on motorcycle recalls

What are your legal rights when your motorcycle is recalled for a safety issue? Motorcycle recalls happen frequently as faults arise after prolonged riding by customers. In recent recalls: The 2014 1199 Panigale S, 1199 Superleggera and 1199 Panigale R motorcycles were recalled in the US and only the 2014/15 1199/1299 Panigale S in Australia for for …

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BMW K 1300 S involved in worldwide safety recall

Motorcycle safety recalls roll in slowly

The year has started off slowly with few voluntary motorcycle safety recalls. So far, there have been recalls for Indian Scout, Victory cruisers, Can Am Spyders and Yamaha NXC125 scooters. There has also been a worldwide recall of 300,000 BMW R and K series models with overtightened brake disc bolts or wheel nuts causing rear …

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Motorcycle safety recalls up in 2013

Thousands of bikes have been voluntarily recalled this year for free safety checks. There have been 25 separate motorcycle recalls in Australia so far in 2013 compared with 21 last year. Triumph scored the most at eight, followed by BMW with five, Kawasaki four, Ducati three, and Harley-Davidson, Suzuki and Husqvarna two each. The latest recall …

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Chinese KBC helmet

Helmets recalled for safety

Is your helmet safe? The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has this year issued four helmet safety recalls, the first since 1978. None of the helmets seems to comply with Australian standards or as stated in the ACCC recall, “do not meet performance requirements that are outlined in the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1698:2006”. So …

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