Report Shows ATV Deaths & Injuries Decline

ATV Deaths and Injuries in Decline in the United States Reports Show

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) 2015 Annual Report of ATV Deaths and Injuries confirms that fatalities and injuries related to all-terrain vehicles (ATV) continue to decline. The report finds a “statistically significant decreasing linear trend” in ATV-related injuries for 2007-2015.   For 2007 to 2012 reported ATV-related fatalities declined by 31 percent, and ATV-related fatalities involving children declined by 50 percent. Reporting for 2013 to 2015 is ongoing. “Member companies…

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2016-2017 Triumph Bonneville T120 Recall

2016-2017 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Throttle Recall

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T120 Black motorcycles. During use, the heated hand grips may expand and cause the throttle to stick open. CONSEQUENCE: If the throttle sticks open, there would be an increased risk of a crash. REMEDY: Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will install a spacer to prevent the throttle from sticking, free of charge. The recall is expected…

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Arctic Cat Snowmobile Fuel Tank Recall

Arctic Cat Snowmobile Recall Alert

The recall involves model year 2007, 2008, and 2009 Arctic Cat snowmobile models, including F models, Jaguar and Jaguar Z1 1100 models, Bearcat Z1 XT models, T500 and T570 models, TZ1 and TZ1 Turbo models, and Z1 1100 and Z1 1100 Turbo models. These snowmobiles were produced in a variety of color combinations. “Arctic Cat” is printed on the sides of the vehicle and on the back snow-flap area. The…

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Honda’s Autonomous Self Balancing Motorcycle

Honda Unveils Autonomous Self-Balancing Motorcycle

For years, Honda has shown off its Uni-Cub, a kind of motorized unicycle that balances itself, as a personal mobility device. At CES 2017 Honda showed how it leveraged that technology to make a self-balancing, semi autonomous motorcycle, something likely more relevant in the real world. During Honda’s press conference, a riderless Uni-Cub rolled out from backstage, followed by a motorcycle, which accomplished the same self-balancing trick while free of…

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Suzuki KingQuad 750 ATV Battery Recall

Suzuki King Quad 750 Battery Recall

This recall involves model year 2016 and 2017 LT-A750X and LT-A750XP KingQuad ATVs. “Suzuki KingQuad” and “4×4 750AXi” are on decals on the sides.  The model number is printed on a hang tag on the ATV and on the owner’s manual. The XP model has power steering. They were sold in green, red, camouflage and black colors. Incidents/Injuries: Suzuki has received six reports of battery discharge or failure to restart. …

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Ducati Scrambler Side Stand Pivot Recall

Ducati Scrambler Side Stand Pivot Nut Recall

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles manufactured February 17, 2015, to November 11, 2016. The affected vehicles have a side stand pivot nut that can detach, potentially causing the side stand position sensor to no longer function properly. CONSEQUENCE: If the side stand position sensor does not function properly, the engine may stall, or the motorcycle may be ridden while the stand is…

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2012-2016 Suzuki DL650 Alternator Recall

Suzuki DL650 Stator Alternator Generator Recall

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 DL650 motorcycles manufactured August 30, 2011, to October 12, 2015. In the affected motorcycles, the alternator stator may have insufficient heat resistance, resulting in a short circuit of the stator wires. CONSEQUENCE: A short circuit of the stator wires may prevent the battery from properly charging, causing an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY:…

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AMA Asks DOT to Include Bikes in V2V Technology

AMA Asks DOT to add V2V Technology to Motorcycles

Mandating vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology in new cars can benefit all road users, but motorcyclists demand to be included in the discussion, planning and implementation of the policies and regulations governing the rollout, the American Motorcyclist Association said today. “We have been representing the interests of the motorcycling community since Day 1 on this issue,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president of government relations. “We certainly recognize and appreciate the potential…

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CSC Cyclone Motorcycle Brake Reservoir Recall

CSC Cyclone Motorcycle Recall Alert

CSC Motorcycles, LLC (CSC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Cyclone motorcycles manufactured April 4, 2015, to November 10, 2016. The affected vehicles may not be equipped with a supplemental label that reminds the user to clean the brake reservoir before adding brake fluid and to use DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety…

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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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