Piaggio Issues 2016-2017 Moto Guzzi Recall

Piaggio Issues a Recall Alert for 2016-2017 Moto Guzzi Bikes

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer 750, V7 III Stone 750, V7 III Special 750, V9 Bobber and V9 Roamer motorcycles. The front ABS brake hose may rub against the engine’s secondary air system connection, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak. CONSEQUENCE: A loss of brake fluid can lengthen the distance needed to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a…

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Polaris Issues Another Slingshot Swingarm Recall

Polaris Issues Another Slingshot SwingArm Recall

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Slingshot vehicles. The affected vehicles previously had their rear swingarm replaced during the remedy of NHTSA recall number 16V-255. The replacement swingarms may have been installed without the sealing grommets installed, potentially resulting in road debris contaminating the rear wheel speed sensor. CONSEQUENCE: Contamination of the rear speed sensor will disable the ABS and Traction/Stability Control, increasing the risk of a crash….

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New Indian Chieftain Limited & Elite Models

2017 Indian Chieftain Limited & Elite Models Unveiled

The new standard in bagger design and style is here. ┬áThat’s what Indian Motorcycle accomplished with the new custom-inspired Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. For these bold new 2017 Chieftains, Indian Motorcycle’s designers added tons of style with a variety of features that provide a more sleek, meaner look than ever before. The new offerings represent a bold evolution of the Chieftain line and pave the way for nothing less…

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2017 Zero Motorcycles ABS System Recall

Zero Motorcycles ABS System Recall

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S, DS, and FXS motorcycles. The Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) may have the wrong vehicle model information, possibly causing the ABS to function improperly. CONSEQUENCE: If the ABS does not function properly in a braking event, there is an increased risk of a crash. REMEDY: Zero will notify owners and dealers will reconfigure the HCU, or replace it…

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BMW & KTM to Use New Bosch Technology

KTM & BMW to utilize new Bosch Technology on 2017 Motorcycles

Both BMW and KTM will utilize Bosch instrumentation for 2017. Since the features will require more use of the screen, Bosch also updated the manufacturing process for the TFT. Previously, the LCD and the glass of the screen were separate pieces. Now, the LCD is bonded directly to the glass. This has two benefits. First, it improves usability by reducing reflections. Second, the life of the unit is increased. Previously,…

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2013-2016 KTM Super Adventure 1190 & 1290 Recall

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles manufactured December 1, 2014, to March 10, 2016, and 2013-2016 1190 Adventure and Adventure R motorcycles manufactured November 20, 2012, to April 25, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the wiring harness can fray and contact the ABS modulator. If the brake line is electrically conductive, the brake line may overheat and melt. CONSEQUENCE: If the…

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Polaris Slingshot Brake Pressure Switch Recall

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured December 28, 2015, to April 27, 2016. The brake pressure switch may have been over tightened in the affected motorcycles. CONSEQUENCE: Over tightening of the brake pressure switch may damage the seal, allowing brake fluid to leak, resulting in reduced brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will install…

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