2017 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster RR Recall

MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Dragster Recall

MV Agusta USA, LLC (MV Agusta) is recalling certain 2017 Brutale 800 Dragster RR motorcycles. The spokes on the rear wheel may loosen, potentially affecting the motorcycle’s handling. CONSEQUENCE: If the handling is compromised from the loose spokes on the rear wheel, there would be an increased risk of a crash. REMEDY: MV Agusta will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear wheels, free of charge. The recall is…

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Victory Motorcycles Rear Brake Line Recall

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain 2010-2017 Victory Cross Country, Cross Country Tour, Cross Roads, Magnum, and Hard Ball motorcycles. If the engine misfires, continued riding may result in heat from the catalytic converter melting the rear brake line and nearby wiring. CONSEQUENCE: A melted rear brake line can reduce braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will re-route the brake…

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Polaris ACE 325 Exhaust Header Recall

2014-2016 Polaris Ace 325 Exhaust Header Pipe Recall Notice

This recall involves all model year 2014 through 2016 Polaris ACE 325 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) due to multiple reports of cracked exhaust header pipes posing a potential fire hazard. The recalled ROVs have a single seat and were sold in white, green and red. For model year 2014 and 2015 ATVs, “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “Ace” is printed on the rear panel. For model year…

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Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tire Recall

Michelin Pilot Power 3 Motorcycle Tire Recall

Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) is recalling certain Pilot Power 3 replacement sport motorcycle tires, size 180/55ZR17 (73W), manufactured between April 17, 2016 and May 7, 2016. These tires are missing the required maximum load and corresponding inflation pressure information on the sidewall. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars.” CONSEQUENCE: Without…

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2012-2017 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 Recall

Kawasaki Brute Force 300 Recall

This recall involves all 2012 through 2017 model Kawasaki Brute Force 300  ATVs. The recalled ATVs have seating for one person and were sold in red, black, white and green. Brute Force is printed on the right and left front fender. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located under the bumper. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.kawasaki.com. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact…

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Aprilia Debuts Augmented Reality Smart Helmet

Aprilia Racing Virtual Reality Mechanic Smart Helmet

Aprilia Racing commissioned Realmore (a business unit of Equent Media Group) to develop a software application to be utilized on an augmented reality wearable device, DAQRI Smart Helmet, in order to visualize Augmented Reality content that helps the mechanics during the preparation and maintenance of racing bikes. The technology will be put into practice during the San Marino MotoGP at the Misano World Circuit in Italy on September 8 -10, 2017. Characterized by a common passion for…

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2014-2017 BMW R Nine T Swingarm Pivot Recall

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R NINE T motorcycles. The bolts that connect the right-side swingarm pivot pin to the frame may loosen. CONSEQUENCE: If the right-side pivot pin loosens, the handling and stability of the motorcycle may be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will remove the pivot pin bolts, clean, and re-install them with the…

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Nikola Powersports Unveils All Electric UTV

Nikola Powersports Zero All Electric UTV

Nikola Powersports has finalized the specifications and design for an all electric four-seater UTV dubbed the Nikola Zero. The Nikola Zero UTV is an all-electric, 400-volt plug-in, off-road and potentially street-ready vehicle. Dealerships can begin reserving production units starting in January. Starting at $35,000, the UTV will come with two performance options: 415 hp and 3,675 ft. lbs. of torque and 555 hp and 4,900 ft. lbs. of torque. The…

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Motorcycle Chop Shop Bust Leads to One Arrest

Gig Harbor Man Arrested for Running Chop Shop

A 40-year-old Gig Harbor man was arrested last week after detectives discovered a chop shop with about 15 stolen cars, trailers and motorcycles on his property, according to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post. According to the post, the man was booked into Pierce County Jail on Aug. 7 for investigation of first-degree possession of stolen property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, of unlawful manufacture…

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5 Tips for Inspecting a Used Motorcycle for Sale

Looking to buy a used motorcycle? Read these 5 tips for inspecting a used motorcycle to avoid being tricked into buying a bike that will cost you more money down the road! 1. Look for aftermarket handle bar ends. Most motorcycles that have been in an accident suffer handle bar damage and owners replace them with much cheaper aftermarket parts; this includes the bar ends and/or the handle grips. Looking…

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