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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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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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BMW S 1000 RR less flab delivery

Recall delays BMW S 1000 RR delivery

Riders who have ordered a new BMW S 1000 RR will have a bit of a wait as the company finds a fix for a recall over an oil leak before delivery. We published the recall notice last month, but riders tell us they are still waiting on the delivery of bikes from Germany. BMW …

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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 Grom Rack recall

Honda recall on Monkey rear rack

Honda Australia has recalled the rear carrier rack for their Monkey mini-motorcycle as it has insufficient strength to carry its maximum payload of 3kg. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says the rear rack may crack and fall off if overloaded. It says it could possibly fall into the …

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Ducati 1299 Panigale

Ducati recalls 199 and 1299 Panigale over oil leaks

Ducati Australia has recalled 183 1199 and 1299 Panigale models over a potential oil leak problem. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the engine oil breather system may operate incorrectly “possibly resulting in an oil leak from the air intake breather tube”. “Oil may leak from the air intake …

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BMW K 16 00 Grand America = F 850 GS

BMW recalls big tourers over locking wheel

BMW Motorrad Australia has recalled its big K 1600 touring fleet over a transmission issue which could result in a locking rear wheel. The 290 affected motorcycles are the 2016-19 K1600 GT (0F01/0F11); K1600 GTL (0F02/0F12); K1600 Bagger (0F51/0F53); and K1600 Grand America (0F51/0F53) Vehicle identification numbers of all affected bikes are listed at the end of this …

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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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