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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2014-2017 Polaris Scrambler XP Throttle Recall

2014- 2017 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 Throttle Release Switch Recall Alert

This recall involves all model year 2014 through 2017 Scrambler XP 1000 all-terrain vehicles. “Polaris” is stamped on the front grill and rear panel, and “Scrambler XP” on the center panel. The ATVs were sold in black, lime, red and white. Model numbers A14GH9EAW, A15SVE95AW, A16SVE95AM, A16SVE95AA and A17SVE95AM are included on this recall. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. To check for recalled vehicles by…

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2013-2017 BMW Rear Reflex Reflector Recall

BMW F800 R

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R and F800GT motorcycles, 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR motorcycles and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS motorcycles. When equipped with the optional aluminum luggage cases, the rear reflex reflectors may be partially blocked. The aluminum case mounts for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure may also partially block the reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements…

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