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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

Bell helmet recalled for missing label

The Bell MX-9 Adventure DLX helmet has been recalled simply because the European certification label is missing from the chin strap.

Under Australia rules, helmets must have an ECE22.05 label on the inside of the helmet.

You can actually remove the compliance sticker from the outside of the helmet, but it must still have a compliance label stitched into the inside of the helmet.

Missing label

E1 helmet compliance labelA Euro helmet compliance label

However, the label is missing from the Bell MX-9 Adventure DLX helmet, but only those fitted with the Transition Lens and sold between 19 May 2019 and 29 June 2020.

The official notice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has not yet been listed on their website.

However, TeamMoto and Motorcycle Accessories Supermarket have already alerted customers on their email data bases to return the helmet for a full refund or a replacement/swap using the original purchase price as credit.

Customers are warned not to dispose of the helmet.

Helmet recalls

While there are dozens of motorcycle recalls each year, helmet recalls are rare.

The last was an O’Neal helmet last year for a failed Fidlock clasp.

O'Neal 3 Series Hybrid Fidlock Helmet BuckleO’Neal 3 Series Hybrid Fidlock Helmet

We have to go back to 2013 for the previous recall when four cheap Chinese helmets were recalled.

The only other helmet recall by the ACCC was all the way back in 1978.

Most recalls are issued voluntarily and posted online by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

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

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

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

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

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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”.

Owners will be notified in writing to contact their closest Ducati dealer or service agent and arrange an appointment to replace the front brake pad, free of charge.

Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also check their VIN by clicking here. Only 32 bikes are affected.

For further information, consumers can contact an authorised Ducati dealer or email [email protected]

2017 Ducati Superleggera2017 Ducati Superleggera

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

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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 their 2017-19 XP530A scooters because the main stand “may crack and break due to substandard welding”.

Yamaha XP530A 2018 Scooter standYamaha XP530A (Image supplied by Yamaha without the scooter miraculously standing without any aid from a stand!)

The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says if the scooter stand cracks, “the scooter could fall and cause a serious crush injury to the rider or bystanders”.

Yamaha will contact “all known affected consumers” directly to arrange for inspection and, if necessary, a new strengthened stand.

However, recall notices don’t always reach the owners, which is why we publish them.

No recall notification

British rider Randall Munroe says he crashed his 2012 Triumph Explorer after the side stand broke loose.

“When I went online to look up the part number I discovered that there had been a recall for the side stand bolt but I had never been notified,” he says.

“When I contacted the dealer they blamed me so I went up the chain and eventually contacted Triumph UK. In short, they did nothing.

“Wouldn’t even replace the broken and damaged parts – I had to pay for them myself. I did contact a lawyer after Triumph refused to deal with the problem but was told that I wouldn’t get anywhere with a claim unless I had missed work due to injury but I was retired at the time.

“Just a caution for every bike owner to keep informed of recalls as you can’t trust the manufacturer to be responsible!”

Other recalls involving side and centre sands in recent years include the Ducati Multistrada S, Honda CRF1000 Africa Twin, Kawasaki H2 SX and BMW G 310 models. 

Faulty stands

1948 Vincent RapideThe 1948 Vincent Rapide had not one, but two sturdy side stands

So what is wrong with modern side and centre stands – that’s if they even include the latter!

Remember when side and centre stands were big and chunky and made of steel?

Remember when you could actually have a sleep on your bike parked in the shade of a tree, comfortable in the knowledge it wouldn’t fall over?

And remember when you could pull your bike over to pivot on its side stand to turn the bike around on its own axis?

You wouldn’t try that with modern bikes.

It seems in an effort to reduce weight and therefore improve fuel economy and emissions, modern motorcycle stands are made of alloys or lightweight aluminium.

They are too flimsy and simply not up to the job of supporting a big bike.

Broken Multistrada side stands sidestandBroken Multistrada side stand

Welding issues

Welding issues seem to a recurring issue in side stand recalls.

Perhaps that’s because they are trying to weld lighter alloys and aluminium that simply don’t bond as strongly as steel.

We have complained before about the lack of centre stands on many modern touring bikes.

Honda CX500 with standard vinyl seat1980s Honda CX500 had a chunky steel centre stand

But what about decent side stands?

Two years ago we also complained about cheap parts being used on expensive motorcycles and included alloy and aluminium side stands.

Light parts are not only being used to meet emission and fuel economy targets but also to keep costs down.

However, it’s a false economy when they have to pay for the part to be fixed or replaced in a vehicle safety recall.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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 has issued a voluntary recall on 465 motorcycles through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

It says the defective circuit breaker “may cause the engine to unexpectedly stop running, increasing the risk of an accident and/or injury”.

Owners will be contacted by mail to bring their bike to an authorised dealer for a free repair.

Affected bikes are:

A full list of the Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for the bikes is listed at the end of this article.

Stall follows gear recall

It follows another major recall on all big Indian cruisers and baggers from 2014-19 over a problem with the gear position indicator.

This engine stall recall is only the second for Indian Motorcycle this year.

It brings the number of motorcycle recalls in 2019 to 27 plus four other motorcycle products: Harley saddlebags, a Honda Monkey bike rack, an O’Neal helmet and Avon Cobra tyres.

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 in 2014, 20 in 2013, 24 in 2012, 16 in 2011, 14 in 2010 and 23 in 2009.

The most recalls this year was six for Yamaha; followed by 4 for BMW, Ducati and Triumph; Harley, Honda, Suzuki and Triumph on three (if you count the aftermarket accessories for Harley and Honda); two for Indian and one each for Kawasaki, Piaggio, KTM and O’Neal helmets.

That compares with the previous year where Ducati had 6;  Indian, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM and Triumph 3; BMW, Harley, Husqvarna and Moto Guzzi 2, Aprilia and MV Augusta one each. There were no other product 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:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINs of affected Indian bikes

56KCCDA A0K3379 175
56KCCDA A1K3379 203
56KCCDA A1K3379 332
56KCCDA A2K3379 789
56KCCDA A6K3377 690
56KCCDA A7K3377 696
56KCCDA A8K3379 151
56KCCDA A8K3379 330
56KCVAA A0K3377 189
56KCVAA A0K3377 483
56KCVAA A0K3377 984
56KCVAA A1K3378 576
56KCVAA A2K3376 285
56KCVAA A2K3377 551
56KCVAA A2K3377 856
56KCVAA A2K3377 906
56KCVAA A3K3377 8
56KCVAA A5K3377 981
56KCVAA A6K3377 858
56KCVAA A7K3376 976
56KCVAA A8K3377 750
56KCVAA A8K3378 557
56KCVAA A9K3376 980
56KCVAA A9K3377 255
56KCVAA A9K3377 868
56KCVAA A9K3378 82
56KCVAA A9K3379 135
56KCVAA AXK3377 40
56KCVAA AXK3378 432
56KCVAA AXK3378 527
56KRTA2 20K3150 74
56KRTA2 20K3150 141
56KRTA2 20K3150 690
56KRTA2 21K3148 222
56KRTA2 21K3150 746
56KRTA2 21K3151 86
56KRTA2 21K3152 173
56KRTA2 22K3150 13
56KRTA2 22K3150 769
56KRTA2 23K3150 120
56KRTA2 23K3150 702
56KRTA2 23K3150 974
56KRTA2 23K3152 59
56KRTA2 24K3150 692
56KRTA2 24K3150 708
56KRTA2 24K3151 3
56KRTA2 24K3152 54
56KRTA2 24K3152 71
56KRTA2 24K3152 183
56KRTA2 24K3152 846
Safety Recall I‐19‐05
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56KRTA2 25K3150 992
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56KTCAA A0K3377 697
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56KTCAA A2K3376 566
56KTCAA A3K3377 225
56KTCAA A3K3378 519
56KTCAA A3K3379 346
56KTCAA A4K3376 939
56KTCAA A4K3377 704
56KTCAA A5K3377 100
56KTCAA A5K3377 758
56KTCAA A6K3380 393
56KTCAA A9K3376 676
56KTCAA A9K3379 352
56KTCAA A9K3379 688
56KTCAA AXK3380 283
56KTCDA A0K3377 264
56KTCDA A0K3377 488
56KTCDA A1K3377 385
56KTCDA A1K3379 184
56KTCDA A1K3379 301
56KTCDA A2K3379 145
56KTCDA A3K3377 260
56KTCDA A3K3378 5
56KTCDA A3K3378 294
56KTCDA A3K3379 137
56KTCDA A3K3379 722
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56KTCDA A4K3377 767
56KTCDA A4K3378 62
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56KTCDA A5K3377 938
56KTCDA A6K3379 679
56KTCDA A7K3377 441
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56KTCDA A8K3377 206
56KTCDA A8K3379 179
56KTCDA A8K3379 683
56KTCDA A9K3376 372
56KTCDA A9K3379 126
56KTCDA AXK3377 336
56KTCDA AXK3377 790
56KTHAA A0K3376 616
56KTHAA A1K3377 970
56KTHAA A1K3378 830
56KTHAA A1K3379 170
56KTHAA A2K3377 119
56KTHAA A2K3377 802
56KTHAA A2K3378 58
56KTHAA A2K3379 727
56KTHAA A3K3377 243
56KTHAA A3K3378 148
56KTHAA A3K3378 411
56KTHAA A4K3377 137
56KTHAA A4K3377 588
56KTHAA A4K3378 496
56KTHAA A4K3378 787
56KTHAA A4K3381 91
56KTHAA A4K3381 107
56KTHAA A6K3378 838
56KTHAA A6K3380 959
56KTHAA A7K3378 685
56KTHAA A8K3378 792
56KTHAA A8K3379 439
56KTHAA A8K3379 795
56KTHAA A9K3377 473
56KTHAA AXK3379 250
56KTHDA A0K3378 724
56KTHDA A2K3380 961
56KTHDA A4K3377 706
56KTHDA A4K3381 111
56KTHDA A6K3379 229
56KTHDA A8K3376 557
56KTHDA A8K3378 857
56KTHDA AXK3377 726
56KTHDA AXK3377 936
56KTRAA A0K3379 447
56KTRAA A0K3379 786
56KTRAA A1K3378 680
56KTRAA A1K3378 971
56KTRAA A2K3380 244
56KTRAA A4K3377 362
56KTRAA A4K3378 124
56KTRAA A4K3380 181
56KTRAA A5K3379 766
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56KTRAA A5K3380 237
56KTRAA A6K3379 47
56KTRAA A6K3379 887
56KTRAA A6K3380 294
56KTRAA A6K3380 389
56KTRAA A7K3380 286
56KTRAA A7K3380 384
56KTRAA A8K3380 71
56KTRAA A9K3377 504
56KTRAA AXK3377 950
56KTRAA AXK3378 872
56KTREA A3K3377 19
56KTREA A3K3377 22
56KTREA A4K3376 414
56KTREA A9K3376 554

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Triumph Speed Twin recall on coolant

Triumph has issued the sixth recall on models in the new Bonneville liquid-cooled range with a safety notice for the Speed Twin over coolant leaks.

The official safety recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the coolant hose between the radiator and expansion tank may have been misrouted during assembly.

“A misrouted hose may come into contact with the exhaust header pipe, potentially causing damage to the coolant hose,” the notice says.

Coolant hazardTriumph Speed Twin a poor-man's Thruxton coolant

“If the coolant hose is damaged, it may lead to a loss of coolant in the area of the rear tyre. The rear tyre may lose traction without warning, resulting in an accident and causing serious injury to the rider and other road users.”

Owners have been advised to contact their dealer to make an appointment “as soon as possible” to have their motorcycle inspected, and if necessary, repaired free of charge.

The Speed Twin was only hit the showroom floors last month and already 60 have been sold.

The Vehicle Identification Numbers of affected bikes are listed at the end of this article.

Bonneville recalls

Triumph 2016 Bonneville T120 and T120 Black sticky throttle faulty coolant
Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black

The Bonneville range has now been the subject of six recalls since they were introduced in 2016:

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

Scooters recalled over fuel starvation

Fuel starvation issue

Scooters recalled over fuel starvation 2018 Piaggio Typhoon 50
Piaggio Typhoon 50

The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warns owners that the vehicle’s engine may experience “fuel starvation and temporary loss of engine performance”.

“Vehicles may lose power and slow down unexpectedly which may pose a risk of an accident and serious injury to the rider and other road users,” it says.

Owners have been advised to contact their nearest authorised dealer “without delay” and arrange a time for the free repair.

“The repair involves the installation of an additional fuel system breather point and will be completed by your dealer or other authorised workshop at no cost to you,” it says.

VINs of affected scooters

METCA4101J0004504
METCA4101J0004503
METCA4101J0004288
METCA4101J0004286
METCA4101J0004283
METCA4101J0004278
METCA4101J0004276
METCA4101J0004275
METCA4101J0004255
METCA4101J0004253
METCA4101J0003779
METCA4101J0003739
METCA4101J0003414
METCA4101J0003280
METCA4101J0003064
METCA4101J0004219
METCA4101J0004217
METCA4101J0004195
METCA4101J0004166
METCA4101J0004164
METCA4101J0004162
METCA4101J0004161
METCA4101J0004159
METCA4101J0004158
METCA4101J0004154
METCA4101J0004151
METCA4101J0004149
METCA4101J0004144
METCA4101J0004091
METCA4101J0004084
METCA4101J0003020
METCA4101J0003003
METCA4101J0002873
METCA4101J0002547
METCA4101J0001527
METCA4101J0004537
METCA4101J0004534
METCA4101J0004533
METCA4101J0004532
METCA4101J0004530
METCA4101J0004522
METCA4101J0004519
METCA4101J0004517
METCA4101J0004285
METCA4101J0004287
METCA4101J0004293
METCA4100J0003402
METCA4100J0003406
METCA4100J0003413
METCA4100J0003420
METCA4100J0003423
METCA4100J0003425
METCA4100J0003465
METCA4100J0003466
METCA4100J0003467
METCA4100J0003469
METCA4100J0003478
METCA4100J0003479
METCA4100J0003509
METCA4100J0003513
METCA4100J0003531
METCA4100J0003535
METCA4100J0003536
METCA4100J0002604
METCA4100J0003468
METCA4101J0003067
METCA4100J0003105
METCA4100J0003222
METCA4100J0003321
METCA4100J0003323
METCA4100J0003324
METCA4100J0003328
METCA4100J0002249
METCA4100J0002250
METCA4100J0002443
METCA4100J0002445
METCA4100J0002481
METCA4100J0002527
METCA4100J0002612
METCA4101J0004153
METCA4101J0004197
METCA4101J0004200
METCA4101J0004277
METCA4101J0004279
METCA4101J0004281
METCA4101J0004282
METCA4101J0003052
METCA4101J0003059
METCA4101J0003271
METCA4101J0003272
METCA4101J0003299
METCA4101J0003319
METCA4101J0003406
METCA4101J0003514
METCA4101J0003532
METCA4101J0003547
METCA4101J0004223
METCA4101J0004225
METCA4101J0004220
METCA4101J0004228
METCA4101J0004229
METCA4101J0004230
METCA4101J0004231
METCA4101J0004232
METCA4101J0004233
METCA4101J0004252

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

Kawasaki Z900RS in second recall

The previous Z900RS/Cafe recall was for improper routing of the rear brake hose and rear wheel rotation sensor lead which could touch the rear tyre.

“If the brake hose becomes damaged, it could create the potential for loss of braking performance due to brake fluid leakage,” the notice said.

It involved 132 motorcycles, so we know that they have now sold at least 150!Kawasaki Z900RS worth every cent rear brake second recall

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.

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

Motorcycle safety recalls rise in 2018

There were 37 motorcycle safety recalls in 2018, up nine from the previous year, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

It is the second highest number of recalls in the past 10 years: 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.

The increase in safety recalls seems to mainly affect new models and could be the result of companies bringing these models to the market too soon in an effort to attract new buyers.

Brembo safety recalls

Brembo PR16 master cylinder safety recalls fault brembo recall cheap piaggio
Faulty Brembo PR16 master cylinder

The biggest safety recalls of the year were over a single issue with Brembo PR16 front brake master cylinders.

They were fitted on motorcycles from a range of manufacturers such as ApriliaDucati, Husqvarna, KTM MV Agusta, TM Racing, Moto Morini and Horex, but did not affect aftermarket units.

The Italian brake manufacturer was again stopped in its tracks with a second major product safety recall for its replacement aftermarket rear brake caliper kits.

Ducati leads with six

Ducati had the most recalls of any manufacturer with six, four of which were for the Panigale V4 in its first year of production.

Almost all models were affected by recalls such as leaks, melting hoses and even the V4 bursting into flames.

Ducati Panigale V4 catches fire Canada safety recall safety recalls
V4 catches fire in Canada

Indian 3

Scout models for brake issues; some Thunderstroke-powered models for  faulty right switchblocks; and Roadmaster for a lack of waterproofing in the rear top box. 

Kawasaki 3

Z900RS for rear brake sensor issue; faulty centre stand on the H2 SX; and transmission failures on the Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR.

Suzuki 3

DL650, GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000A for fuel leaks; GSX-R125 and GSX-S125 for engine mounting bolts breaking; and GSX-R1000A/R/RZ for chain breakages.

Yamaha 3

SR400 for an oil leak, MT-07 and XSR700 had loose chain protector bolts and MT-03 had noisy gears.

KTM 3

Sticking throttle on SX50 mini dirt bike (same for the Husqvarna TC50); 690 Duke R and 1290 Super Duke models for Brembo front brake issue; and 690 Duke and 690 Duke R for fuel leaks.

Triumph 3

Street Triple R/RS for switchgear electrical faults; Thruxton models for stalling issues; and most models were missing the correct stationary noise data label on the exhausts.

BMW 2

G 310 GS and R models had side stand breakages and a malfunctioning indicator light on their scooters, F series and R nineT Scrambler.

However, BMW also had a major issue with spokes collapsing but the company did not issue a recall.

Click here for more on this important issue.  

BMW R 1200 GS broken spokes Probe safety recalls
Crashed BMW R 1200 GS with collapsed spokes

Husqvarna 2

TC50 sticking throttle and FS 450 for Brembo front brake.

Moto Guzzi 2

V9 and V 7 III for brake issues (not Brembo).

Harley-Davidson 2

Fifth recall for the onging hydraulic clutch problems on their touring models and trikes and brake issues on several models if the brake fluid is not flushed at least every two years as specified in the Owner’s Manual and Service Manual.

Aprilia 1

RSV4 1000 and Tuono 1100 for Brembo brakes.

MV Agusta 1

MV Agusta F4 RR & MV Agusta F4 RC for Brembo brakes.

Safety recalls listed

Motorbike Writer publishes all recalls. This upsets some importers.

One company said we were being sensationalist and accused us of #clickbait.

We make no apologies for grabbing the attention of riders about possible safety issues with their motorcycle.

We applaud companies for issuing voluntary safety recalls and contacting known owners about the issue.

However, when bikes are privately sold or serviced at non-authorised mechanics, riders are not alerted to these recalls.

Therefore, we publish all recalls, mainly to contact these riders.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com