Tag Archives: Recalls

Suzuki UK110 scooter horn recall

Suzuki Australia is recalling its more than 2000 UK110 scooters over an issue that could cause the horn to fail.

The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says the improper plating on the moveable contacts on the horn and starter switch, if continuously used, can allow dust or water to enter the switch block.

This could lead to corrosion on the contact surface of the terminals and cause the horn to stop operating correctly.

“The unit may not start, increasing the risk of an accident or injury to the rider and other road users,” it says.

Consumers will be contacted by Suzuki Australia in writing. Consumers with affected Scooters should contact their nearest authorised Suzuki dealer service department to arrange to have the recall carried out.

Consumers can visit http://www.suzukimotorcycles.com.au/dealers to find their nearest authorised Suzuki dealership.

Vehicle identification umbers of the affected 2014-19 scooters are from MH8DE111300100004 to MH8DE111300102403

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

Are modern bikes stands too flimsy?

The recent recall of Ducati Multistrada S motorcycles for a faulty side stand is one of many similar recalls that suggest modern motorcycles stands are simply too flimsy.

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.

Flimsy stands

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.

In the case of the Multistrada, Ducati is blaming an improper weld joining the tube to the forged part of the side stand at the top.

Broken Multistrada side stands sidestandBroken Multistrada side stand

Yet they had a similar recall over a breaking weld in the side stand in 2015 for 2015 and 2016 Multistrada 1200 and 1200 S models.

We’re not just picking on Ducati.

Here are some recent stand recall issues:

  • Last month, Triumph Australia recalled various Thruxtons over a side stand spring that can break;
  • In 2018, BMW recalled its G 310 models over a faulty side stand that could break;
  • Honda recalled their CRF1000 Africa Twin adventure motorcycle’s accessory main stand kit which could come loose and fall off;
  • Kawasaki recalled the H2 SX super tourer over the centre stand falling off due to an improper weld in 2018; and
  • In 2014, BMW recalled seven models because water could get into the side stand and cause the cut-off switch to kill the engine.

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

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 bystanders”.

Importers NF Imports will notify owners in writing to contact their closest Ducati dealer or service agent and arrange an appointment for the side stand to be replaced, free of charge.

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

VINS of affected bikes

The recall only affects these six motorcycles:

ZDMAC00AAJB002363

ZDMAC00AAJB002364

ZDMAC00AAJB002365

ZDMAC00AAJB002366

ZDMAC00AAJB002367

ZDMAC00AAJB002368

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

Triumph recalls Thruxton and Speed Twin

A spokesman for the Australian distributor, Peter Stevens Importers, confirms “Australian bikes are affected and customers are being contacted as information comes to hand”.

If an official notice is posted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with VINs , we will update this article so you can check your VIN to see if it is affected.

Thruxton recall

Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFCThruxton TFC

The sidestand recall apparently affects 2016-2018 Thruxton, 2016-2019 Thruxton R, and 2020 Thruxton TFC models.

It seems the spring may vibrate through resonance, weakening it and causing it to break.

If this happens, it could allow the side stand switch to activate and shut off the engine.

The replacement spring sits inside a rubber sleeve, preventing the resonance.

Speed Twin recall

Triumph Speed Twin a poor-man's ThruxtonSpeed Twin

Affected 2019-2020 Speed Twin models may develop a loose ball joint in the gearshift lever linkage thanks to contaminated thread locking compound.

This could result in excessive movement at the end of the shift lever and riders will find gear shifts more difficult or even impossible.

Triumph can fix this issue by simply applying a new thread locking compound to the existing components.

This follows a Speed Twin recall last year for leaking coolant.

Owners of the above motorcycles should ask to schedule an inspection with an authorised Triumph Dealer “as soon as possible”. If it needs a fix, it will be free of charge.

Bonneville recalls

The “Bonneville” range has been the subject of several 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

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

Good drop

That drop in recalls is good news and shows that manufacturers must be taking a bit more care to test their product before rushing a new model to market. Mind you, it’s still 27 too many. In fact, even one may be too many if it affects your bike.

However, there were also four recalls for motorcycle-related products and accessories: Harley saddlebags, a Honda Monkey bike rack, an O’Neal helmet and Avon Cobra tyres. That’s unusual, as there is usually only about one motorcycle-related product a year except 2013 which had eight.

Avon Cobra 50R16 Motorcycle Tyres
Cobra tyres

The most motorcycle recalls this year was six for Yamaha; followed by four for BMW, Ducati and Triumph; Suzuki and Triumph on three; two for Harley, Honda and Indian; and one each for Kawasaki, Piaggio and KTM.

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.

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

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

Recall Notice Indian (111 c.i.) and FTR 1200 Motorcycles | MY 19

Motorcycle Recall Notice


The recall is for a defect in the 10 amp circuit breakers, which can cause the motorcycle to stop running, creating a risk in effected motorcycles.

Owners of these models will be contacted via mail, or should contact their local Indian dealer for the problem to be rectified.


Recall Notice

PRA No. 2019/18028

Date published 24 Dec 2019

Campaign number I-19-05

Product description FTR 1200; Chief Dark Horse; Chief Vintage; Chieftain; Chieftain Classic; Chieftain Dark Horse; Chieftain Limited; Roadmaster; Roadmaster Elite;
Springfield; Springfield Dark Horse

465 affected motorcycles, Dates available for sale – 1 February 2019 – 13 December 2019
A full list of effected VIN is available here (link).

What are the defects?

The motorcycles may have a defect in the 10 amp circuit breakers.

What are the hazards?

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

What should consumers do?

Indian Motorcycle will notify consumers of the recall by mail. Consumers should contact their preferred Indian Motorcycle dealer to arrange for their motorcycle to be repaired, free of charge. Repairs must be performed only by an authorised Indian Motorcycle dealer.

If you have questions please contact Polaris Customer Service on 03 9394 5610 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm, excluding Victorian public holidays).

Source: MCNews.com.au

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
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56KRTS2 59K3152 504
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56KTCAA A4K3376 939
56KTCAA A4K3377 704
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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
56KTCDA A3K3379 784
56KTCDA A4K3377 767
56KTCDA A4K3378 62
56KTCDA A4K3379 518
56KTCDA A5K3377 938
56KTCDA A6K3379 679
56KTCDA A7K3377 441
56KTCDA A7K3378 508
Safety Recall I‐19‐05
VIN
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
Safety Recall I‐19‐05
VIN
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

Avon Cobra Chrome 240/50R16 Tyres Recall Notice

Product Recall Notice


An official recall notice has been issued for the Avon Cobra Chrome 240/50R16 Motorcycle Tyre sold in Australia.

The recall is due to possible degradation of the innerliner of the tyre, which could cause a rapid loss of inflation, and loss of motorcycle control.

Owners of these models should contact the point of purchase for the tyre to be checked and any problem to be rectified as necessary.


Recall Notice

PRA No. 2019/17971

Date published 20 Dec 2019

Avon Cobra Chrome 240/50R16 Motorcycle Tyres

Each tyre has a DOT Tyre Identification Number which is located on the sidewall of the tyre. The DOT sequence on all tyres begins with AT6D28, and ends with a date code (2-digit week and 2 digit year) between 1418 and 2119 inclusive – see attached photograph

Avon Cobra Chrome identifier
Pictured the date code on the tyre sidewall (last four digits)

What are the defects?

The tyres may have thin innerliner gauge that could develop into a tyre failure.

What are the hazards?

If the innerliner of the tyre degrades this increases the risk of tyre failure, which could lead to rapid loss of inflation pressure and loss of motorcycle control increasing the risk of an accident.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should contact the dealer from which they purchased their tyres to arrange an inspection and a replacement of affected tyres, free of charge.

Driving at high speeds should be avoided until the tyres have been inspected and replaced if they fall within the DOT Tyre Identification Numbers.

Consumers can contact Pro Accessories Australia on 07 3277 0675 or e-mail Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd at [email protected].

Source: MCNews.com.au

O’Neal 3 Series Hybrid Fidlock Helmet Recall Notice

Product Recall Notice


An official recall notice has been issued for the O’Neal 3 Series Hybrid Fidlock Helmet sold in Australia.

The recall is due to the chin strap retention system which may fail in an accident, in which case the helmet may not provide adequate protection to the rider.

Owners of these models should contact their local dealer for the problem to be rectified.


Recall Notice

PRA No. 2019/18009

Date published 13 Dec 2019

O’Neal 3 Series Hybrid Fidlock Helmet

Serial Numbers: E1-05300751/P19070385 to E1-05300751/P19070672

What are the defects?

There is a possibility that the chin strap retention system may fail in the event of an accident.

What are the hazards?

If the chin strap retention system fails, the helmet may not provide adequate protection to the wearer in the event of an accident and may increase the risk of death or serious injury to the wearer.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the helmet and return it to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement.

For more information, consumers can contact Cassons Pty Ltd on 02 8882 1900 or [email protected]

Source: MCNews.com.au

Four motorcycle safety recalls in five days

Recalls on 161 Triumph Speed Triple S and R models and O’Neal helmets are the third and fourth motorcycle-related safety recalls over the past five days.

It could be coincidence or it could be the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission getting recalls out of the way before a Christmas sojourn.

Anyway, with just two weeks to go in 2019, there have now been 26 motorcycle recalls plus three other motorcycle products: Harley saddlebags, a Honda Monkey bike rack and the helmet.

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); and one each for Kawasaki, Indian, 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.

Triumph Street Triple S and RS

2018 Triumph Speed Triple RS and S recalls
Triumph Speed Triple RS and S

The official ACCC notice on the 2018-2020 Street Triple RS and S says it could get “false neutrals”, which can be common on many bikes.

“The Quickshifter assembly, TSA body may come into contact with the gear change Clamp Linkage aAssembly, potentially impeding a smooth ‘assisted’ gear change, resulting in a missed gear or false neutral,” the notice says.

“If a loss of acceleration without warning occurs, this may lead to an increased risk of an accident and injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.”

Triumph Motorcycles Company dealers in Australia will replace the Clamp Linkage Assembly, free of charge (parts and labour) to vehicle owners. The new Clamp Linkage Assembly will provide a wider clearance from the Quickshifter Assembly, TSA.

Owners of affected vehicle will be contacted asking them to arrange recall repair by their authorised Triumph dealer.

A list of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) for affected bikes is included at the end of this article.

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

There is a possibility that the chin strap retention system may fail in the event of an accident,” it says.

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

“If the chin strap retention system fails, the helmet may not provide adequate protection to the wearer in the event of an accident and may increase the risk of death or serious injury to the wearer.”

Owners have been advised to “immediately stop using the helmet” and return it to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement.

For more information, consumers can contact Cassons Pty Ltd on 02 8882 1900 or [email protected]

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 Speed Triples

SMTTPN275CJ888472
SMTTPN275CJ888477
SMTTPN275CJ888478
SMTTPN275CJ888479
SMTTPN275CJ888480
SMTTPN275CJ888482
SMTTPN275CJ888483
SMTTPN275CJ888484
SMTTPN275CJ888485
SMTTPN275CJ888486
SMTTPN275CJ888487
SMTTPN275CJ889552
SMTTPN275CJ889553
SMTTPN275CJ889554
SMTTPN275CJ889556
SMTTPN275CJ889557
SMTTPN275CJ889558
SMTTPN275CJ889559
SMTTPN275CJ889560
SMTTPN275CJ889562
SMTTPN275CJ889563
SMTTPN275CJ890897
SMTTPN275CJ890904
SMTTPN275CJ890923
SMTTPN275CJ890928
SMTTPN275CJ890929
SMTTPN275CJ890930
SMTTPN275CJ890931
SMTTPN275CJ890933
SMTTPN275CJ890938
SMTTPN275CJ891038
SMTTPN275CJ891039
SMTTPN275CJ892327
SMTTPN275CJ892334
SMTTPN275CJ892340
SMTTPN275CJ892788
SMTTPN275CJ892790
SMTTPN275CJ892791
SMTTPN275CJ892792
SMTTPN275CJ893178
SMTTPN275CJ893373
SMTTPN275CJ893426
SMTTPN275CJ896517
SMTTPN275CJ896520
SMTTPN275CJ896528
SMTTPN275CJ896543
SMTTPN275CJ896545
SMTTPN275CJ896563
SMTTPN275CJ896569
SMTTPN275CJ897215
SMTN52P44KJ898130
SMTN52P4XKJ899993
SMTN52P47KJ900002
SMTN52P47KJ900033
SMTN52P42KJ900036
SMTN52P46KJ900878
SMTTPN275CK903410
SMTTPN275CK903422
SMTTPN275CK903425
SMTTPN275CK904260
SMTTPN275CK904703
SMTTPN275CK904792
SMTTPN275CK904892
SMTTPN275CK904901
SMTTPN275CK908142
SMTTPN275CK908144
SMTN52P40KJ914551
SMTN52P44KJ914570
SMTN52P48KJ914572
SMTN52P40KJ914811
SMTTPN275CK917801
SMTTPN275CK917807
SMTTPN275CK917811
SMTTPN275CK920248
SMTTPN275CK920260
SMTTPN275CK922944
SMTTPN275CK922945
SMTTPN275CK922947
SMTTPN275CK924207
SMTTPN275CK924214
SMTTPN275CK924396
SMTTPN275CK924401
SMTTPN275CK924404
SMTTPN275CK924406
SMTTPN275CK924430
SMTTPN275CK925363
SMTTPN275CK925370
SMTTPN275CK925391
SMTTPN275CK925396
SMTTPN275CK925410
SMTTPN275CK925643
SMTTPN275CK926166
SMTTPN275CK926171
SMTTPN275CK926185
SMTTPN275CK926212
SMTTPN275CK926221
SMTTPN275CK926223
SMTTPN275CK926236
SMTTPN275CK926249
SMTTPN275CK926261
SMTTPN275CK926274
SMTTPN275CK926498
SMTTPN275CK926509
SMTTPN275CK926521
SMTTPN275CK926559
SMTTPN275CK930398
SMTTPN275CK930400
SMTTPN275CK931029
SMTTPN275CK931056
SMTTPN275CK931060
SMTTPN275CK931947
SMTTPN275CK931952
SMTTPN275CK931953
SMTTPN275CK933404
SMTTPN275CK934156
SMTTPN275CK934173
SMTTPN275CK934193
SMTTPN275CK935764
SMTTPN275CK935781
SMTTPN275CK935799
SMTTPN275CK937812
SMTTPN275CK937829
SMTTPN275CK938089
SMTTPN275CK938110
SMTTPN275CK939675
SMTTPN275CK939728
SMTTPN275CK940915
SMTTPN275CK943937
SMTTPN275CK946196
SMTTPN275CK950203
SMTTPN275CL958666
SMTTPN275CL958681
SMTTPN275CL959650
SMTTPN275CL960960
SMTTPN275CL961894
SMTTPN275CL963374
SMTTPN275CL964885
SMTTPN275CL964900
SMTTPN275CL964903
SMTTPN275CL969185
SMTTPN275CL969190
SMTTPN275CL969194
SMTTPN275CL969202
SMTTPN275CL969203
SMTTPN275CL969250
SMTTPN275CL969253
SMTTPN275CL970020
SMTTPN275CL970026
SMTTPN275CL970034
SMTTPN275CL970040
SMTTPN275CL970048
SMTTPN275CL970051
SMTTPN275CL970091
SMTTPN275CL971343
SMTTPN275CL971347
SMTTPN275CL971351
SMTTPN275CL971354
SMTTPN275CL971355
SMTTPN275CL971368
SMTTPN275CL971371
SMTTPN275CL971378

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com