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KTM race bike recalled over engine locking

KTM Australia continues to lead the list of recalled motorcycles with the latest being a recall of 2021 450SX-F MX competition motorcycles for an issue that could lock the engine.

It brings the number of recalls by KTM Australia to 10 so far this which is the most of any importer. However, it should be noted they also import GasGas and Husqvarna which also account for some of the recalls.

The latest official safety recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says a defective shift drum may have been installed in affected motorcycles.

“The shift drum may break during riding,” the notice says.

“If the shift drum breaks, it may cause damage to the transmission or engine.

“It may also block or lock the engine, which can cause engine power loss and affect vehicle handling and acceleration, increasing the risk of an accident resulting in injury or death to the rider, passengers and/or bystanders.”

Consumers will be contacted by KTM Australia and their authorised dealers. Authorised dealers will replace the shift drum, free of charge.

For further information, consumers can contact KTM Australia on 1800 644 771 or find their nearest authorised dealer using the dealer search option at https://www.ktm.com/en-au/find-a-dealer.html

VINs of affected bikes are:

VBKSXR439MM325840
VBKSXR437MM324525
VBKSXR436MM324564
VBKSXR435MM324555
VBKSXR430MM324561

Owners of affected bikes should contact their dealer and arrange for a free inspection and repair if needed.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Honda and KTM lead on safety recalls

The first half of 2021 has witnessed a significant number of motorcycle safety recalls with Honda and KTM the most prolific.

In the first quarter of 2021, there were 13 recalls, but the rate accelerated in May with 10 recalls and two in June, bringing the first half total to 25.

Perhaps as riders are coming out of lockdown around the world and riding again, they are discovering issues with their bikes which result in official recall notices.

KTM Australia has issued nine recalls, although some have been for the same issues across all the brands they import which also includes GasGas and Husqvarna.

Honda follows with nine recall notices. Its most recent affects 2981 motorcycles and covers an extensive range from the Grom to the 650 models.

Ducati and Yamaha had three recalls in the first half of the year, BMW, Kawasaki and Suzuki had two each and Triumph had one.

The latest official safety recall notices, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, are for 2020 BMW S 1000 RR and various Honda models.

Honda’s notice says the reflex reflector may not comply with the Australian Design Rule (ADR) 47 for reflection luminosity.

“If the reflector has insufficient luminosity, affected motorcycles may be less visible to drivers of other vehicles, which could increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death of the rider and/or other road users,” the notice says.

Models affected are:

  • 2019 GROM(L) Z125M (pictured top of page)
  • 2019-21 CB500X, CB650R, CBR500R and CBR650R
  • 2020 C125AL, CRF250L-LA and CRF250R (Rally)
  • 2021 CB500F and CMX500A2
  • 2019-21 CMX500A

The BMW S 1000 RR notice says the screw plug in the rocker arm was not sufficiently tightened during manufacturing. 

“As a result, oil may leak from the affected bolting points,” the notice says.

“An oil leak may affect the rear tyre. If this occurs it will result in a reduction in traction for the wheel and increase the risk of an accident resulting in injury or death to the rider and/or passenger or other road users.”

Owners of affected bikes should contact their dealer and arrange for a free inspection and repair if needed.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Aussie importer recalls Huskies, GasGas and KTMs

The official notices issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission cite problems with short circuits, fuel leaks and brake faults.

The short circuit issue affects 46 KTM SX-E5, 33 Husqvarna EE-5 and three GasGas MC-E5 current model electric mini-bikes.

Apparently, the battery vent valve may be missing on some motorcycles, allowing water intrusion.

“If the vent valve is not fitted, water could enter the battery and result in a short circuit, affecting the vehicle operation,” the notice says.

“A short circuit can increase the risk of an accident, causing injury or death to the rider or others”.

The front fuel tank fuel lines may rub during operation, causing wear and damage to the fuel lines over time. Fuel may leak from damaged fuel lines,” the ACCC notice says.

“If a fuel leak occurs, this may lead to a fire. A vehicle fire could increase the risk of an accident, serious injury or death to the rider, other road users and bystanders, and/or damage to property.”

Brake issue

KTM 790 Adventure
KTM 790 Adventure and R

The brake issue affects 1289 KTM 790 Adventure 2019-2020 models, including the R and R Rally.

According to the ACCC notice, the preload force of the return spring located in the front brake cylinder “may not meet specifications”.

“This can result in the brake piston not being returned to its original position, which can impair the function of the front brake and result in a loss of brake performance,” it says.

“Reduced brake performance can increase the risk of an accident, causing serious injury or death to the rider and other road users.”

Owners of the above affected motorcycles have been contacted by dealerships, advising them of the recall and asking them to contact an authorised KTM dealer to arrange an appointment for inspection of their motorcycle.

Affected motorcycles that have not been sold will be inspected and repaired (if needed) before sale.

rear quarter view of a 1947 Salsbury Model 85, currently for sale for $8000 USD

For further information, consumers can contact KTM Australia on 1800 644 771 or find their nearest authorised dealer using the dealer search option at https://www.ktm.com/au

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Honda recall Fireblade over suspension issue

Honda Australia has issued an official recall for their 2020 Fireblade CBR1000RR sportsbike over an issue with the suspension that could cause the bike to drop in height.

The notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the left cushion connecting plate may have been reversed when fitted and break “over time”.

“If the connecting plate breaks, the vehicle may drop in height suddenly, increasing the risk of an accident and injury or death to rider(s) and other road users,” the notice says.

Owners of the 20 affected bikes are asked to contact their nearest Honda motorcycle dealer and arrange for their motorcycle to be inspected and repaired free “at their earliest opportunity”.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

VINs of affected bikes

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Yamahas recalled on faulty brake switch

The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the faulty brake switch could “inhibit the cruise control and constantly illuminate the rear brake lights”.

“If the rear brake lights constantly illuminate, other road users will not know if the brakes are applied, increasing the risk of an accident or injury or death to the rider(s) and/or other road users.”

Owners of affected motorcycles should contact a Yamaha Dealer to arrange an appointment to have the brake switch replaced, free of charge.

Consumers can find their nearest authorised Yamaha dealership by visiting: https://www.yamaha-motor.com.au

For further information, contact Yamaha by phone on 1300 593 600.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Maritha Keyser Cyclist rule endangers motorcyclists

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Yamaha tops motorcycle recalls in 2020

Yamaha has the ignominious honour of issuing the most vehicle safety recalls through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in 2020.

The Japanese manufacturer had eight recalls this year, following just three in 2019.

It should be noted that three of those recalls were for the learner-approved R3 which has had a massive 11 recalls since it was launched in 2015.

There was a total of 28 motorcycle recalls in Australia this year, one more than last year which was the lowest number in seven years.

There were 37 in 2018, 28 in 2017, 39 in 2016, 30 in 2015, 28 in 2014, 20 in 2013, 24 in 2012, 16 in 2011, 14 in 2010 and 23 in 2009.

Among the recall issues this year were a few for non-compliance which may seem paltry, but could land owners with an expensive defect notice.

Six recalls for Triumph saw the British manufacturer become the inauspicious second-place getter.

That’s twice as many as the previous year and has some Triumph forums concerned about the slashing of jobs in the UK and the shift this year in more manufacturing to Thailand.

Thailand Triumph factory trials
Thailand Triumph factory

In alphabetical order, here are the recalls this year:

  • BMW 1 R1250 was recalled over missing or faded compliance plates and/or exhaust noise labels.
  • Can-Am Ryker three-wheeler was recalled for turning into a two-wheeler with one front wheel in danger of dropping off.
  • Ducati 1299 Supereggera recalled over a front brake pad issue and six Multistrada 1260 S motorcycles for a faulty side stand.
  • Harley-Davidson’s electric Livewire was recalled because it shut down while it was being ridden.
  • Honda recalled the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade over a fault with gear selection.
  • Husqvarna Australia grounded its Svartpilen 701 over a potentially dangerous fuel leak.
  • Indian Motorcycle Australia recalled the 2014 Chief, Chief Vintage and Chieftain over a failure with the headlights cutting out and expanded last year’s recall notice on 2014-19 Thunderstroke engine models over a gear position indicator fault.
  • Kawasaki had three recalls. The Ninja H2 SX was recalled for gear wear issues; the Ninja ZX-10R and RR models were recalled for a fire safety risk; and the Ninja ZX636 horn stopped working because of a wiring fault.
  • KTM’s new 790 Adventure models had an issue with overheating rear brakes.
  • Suzuki’s UK110 scooter also had a horn issue.
  • Triumph’s various six recalls affected a host of models including the Tiger 1200, Street Triple RS, Speed Triple S, Speed Triple RS, Street Scrambler, Street Twin, Tiger 900, Trophy and Trophy SE, all Thruxtons and the Speed Twin. Issues involved brakes, wiring faults, side stands and gear shift selectors.
  • Yamaha’s eight recalls affected NMAX, XP530 and XMAX scooters, the MT-03, the new Tenere 700 and the R3. Issues varied, but several were involved in a non-compliance issue on the rear reflectors not being bright enough.

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Kawasaki recall over H2 SX gear wear

Kawasaki Australia have recalled their supercharged Ninja H2 SX motorcycles over an issue that could cause abnromal wear on the gears.

Models recalled are the 2018 H2 SX and the 2019 and 2020 H2 SX SE+. Vehicle identification numbers of the 103 affected vehicles are included at the end of this article.

The official recall notice issued through Australian Competition and Consumer Commission blames the Engine Control Unit (ECU) programming for the issue.

It says the ECU may not control the gear shifting process properly when the transmission gears are not properly engaged.

“This may result in abnormal wear or damage to the gears, resulting in difficulty or failure to change gears,” it says.

“If there is a failure to change gears while riding, this could increase the risk of an accident and injury or death to rider(s) and other road users.”

Owners of affected motorcycles are asked to contact their nearest Kawasaki dealer to arrange an inspection and free repair of the vehicle.

It is the second recall for the H2 SX after a centre stand issue in 2018 and it is the third Australian recall for the Japanese manufacturer this year.Kawasaki H2 SX SE supercharged tourer

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Kymco

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

VINs of affected bikes

ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB18JA000089
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB14JA000090
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB16JA000091
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB18JA000092
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB1XJA000093
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB11JA000094
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB13JA000095
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB15JA000096
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB17JA000097
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB19JA000098
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB10JA000099
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB13JA000100
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB15JA000101
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB17JA000102
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB19JA000103
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB10JA000104
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB12JA000105
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB14JA000106
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB16JA000107
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB18JA000108
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB1XJA000109
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB16JA000110
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB18JA000111
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB1XJA000112
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB11JA000113
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB19JA000134
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB10JA000135
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB12JA000136
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB14JA000137
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB16JA000138
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB13JA000159
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB1XJA000160
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB11JA000161
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB13JA000162
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB15JA000163
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB19JA000179
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB15JA000180
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB17JA000181
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB19JA000182
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB10JA000183
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB15JA000194
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB17JA000195
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB19JA000196
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB10JA000197
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB12JA000198
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB17JA000214
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB19JA000215
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB10JA000216
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB12JA000217
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB14JA000218
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB1XJA000398
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB11JA000399
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB14JA000400
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB16JA000401
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB18JA000402
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB15JA000437
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB17JA000438
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB19JA000439
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB15JA000440
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB17JA000441
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB10JA000457
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB12JA000458
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB14JA000459
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB10JA000460
ZX1002B 2018 JKBZXVB12JA000461
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD1XKA000013
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD11KA000014
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD13KA000015
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD15KA000016
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD17KA000017
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD19KA000018
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD10KA000019
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD17KA000020
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD12KA000023
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD14KA000024
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD16KA000025
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD18KA000026
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD1XKA000075
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD11KA000076
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD16KA000087
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD18KA000088
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD12KA000099
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD13KA000158
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD15KA000159
ZX1002D 2019 JKBZXVD11KA000160
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD14LA003006
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD16LA003007
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD18LA003008
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD1XLA003009
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD16LA003010
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD1XLA003012
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD11LA003013
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD13LA003014
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD15LA003015
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD17LA003016
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD19LA003017
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD10LA003018
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD12LA003019
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD16LA003069
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD12LA003070
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD14LA003071
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD16LA003072
ZX1002D 2020 JKBZXVD18LA003073

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Indian issues 2nd Scout recall on brakes

Indian Motorcycle has issued a global recall on 2019 Scout and Scout Bobber motorcycles for a possible problem with the brakes.

The brake fluid on some bike might not have been filled to the manufacturer’s quality standards which could allow an air bubble which would affect braking efficiency.

This is a follow-up to the 2018 recall for a brake issue on the Scout which advised owners to do an “urgent pre-ride inspection” to ensure the brakes were working properly.

An official Australian Competition and Consumer Commission notice has not yet been released, but Indian Motorcycle Australia says owners have been contacted.

We publish all recall notices in case ownership changes hands and the distributor is not notified.

Inspect brakes

Since the official notice has not been released, we suggest riders check their brakes before riding and arrange an inspection.

The original notice advised riders to do the following urgent pre-ride inspection before riding the bike straight to the dealership:

  • Press down on the rear brake pedal. It should move freely and smoothly. The pedal should feel firm and continue to feel firm until released.
  • Release the pedal. It should return to its rest position quickly when released.
  • Repeat Pre-Ride Inspection for the front brake lever. Ensure the lever feels firm and that it returns to rest position quickly when released.

“If either the front or rear brake fails to perform as stated or travels too far before beginning to engage the brake, please contact your Indian Motorcycle dealer directly,” the 2018 notice said.

It’s always a good idea to do this sort of inspection with any bike as part of your usual pre-ride check.

It is believed the new notice invites riders to make an appointment at their Indian dealership for the brake fluid to be flushed and replaced, free of charge.

The manufacturer confirmed that no components of the brake system needed to be replaced.

We will update this article with the official notice if/when it is released along with the VINs of affected vehicles.

Indian Scout Bobber pricing rapid brakes
Indian Scout Bobber

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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 result in a dangerous fall or collision, causing serious injury or death to the rider or other road users,” the notice says.

Owners should contact their authorised Aprilia dealer to book a brake pad inspection and, if potentially faulty brake pads are found, they will be replaced free of charge.

For more information, owners should contact their nearest authorised Aprilia dealer or email [email protected]

Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) of the 451 affected bikes are listed at the end of this article.

2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR brembo brake
Tuono V4 1100 RR

Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a safety recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle recalls as a service to all riders.

In Australia, recall notices are issued by the manufacturer and the Department of Infrastructure through a voluntary industry code under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINs of affects bikes

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Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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 under heavy engine load (high rpm and throttle opening over 50%). This may cause the air suction valves to become deformed and/or broken. Continued use of the motorcycle with this condition may also damage surrounding parts. If this occurs, there is an increased risk of fire or accident and injury to the rider or other road users.

Owners will be advised by mail to contact an authorised Kawasaki Dealership to arrange a time to have a modification completed free of charge.

Click here for your nearest authorised Kawasaki dealer.

A list of the vehicle identification numbers of all 2019/20 models affected by the fire risk is included at the end of this article.

Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle recalls as a service to all riders.

In Australia, recall notices are issued by the manufacturer and the Department of Infrastructure through a voluntary industry code under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINs of affected bikesNinja ZX-10R Motorcycle fire risk

ZX1002EKFA
JKBZXVE15KA000323
JKBZXVE17KA000324
JKBZXVE19KA000325
JKBZXVE10KA000326
JKBZXVE12KA000327
JKBZXVE13KA000367
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JKBZXVE15KA000371
JKBZXVE15KA001004
JKBZXVE19KA001006
JKBZXVE10KA001007
JKBZXVE12KA001008
JKBZXVE16KA001917
JKBZXVE18KA001918
JKBZXVE1XKA001919
JKBZXVE16KA001920
JKBZXVE18KA001921
JKBZXVE13KA002457
JKBZXVE15KA002458
JKBZXVE17KA002459
JKBZXVE11KA002537
JKBZXVE13KA002538
JKBZXVE15KA002539
JKBZXVE13KA002541
JKBZXVE15KA002587
JKBZXVE17KA002588
JKBZXVE19KA002589
JKBZXVE15KA002590
ZX1002ELFA
JKBZXVE18LA004271
JKBZXVE1XLA004272
JKBZXVE11LA004273
JKBZXVE13LA004274
JKBZXVE15LA004275
ZX1002GKF
JKBZXVG14KA000004
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JKBZXVG13KA000009
JKBZXVG1XKA000010
JKBZXVG15KA000013
JKBZXVG19KA000015
JKBZXVG10KA000016
JKBZXVG12KA000017
JKBZXVG14KA000018
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JKBZXVG15KA000142
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JKBZXVH18KA000005
JKBZXVH1XKA000006
JKBZXVH11KA000010
JKBZXVH13KA000011
JKBZXVH15KA000012

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com