2016-2017 KTM Duke 690 Fuel Filler Recall

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 KTM 690 Duke motorcycles. The affected motorcycles may leak fuel from the filler cap area of the fuel tank. CONSEQUENCE: A fuel leak increases the risk of fire or injury to the rider. REMEDY: A remedy plan has not yet been determined nor has the manufacturer provided a notification schedule. Customers may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. NOTES: Owners may…

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KTM Electric Duke 390 Spied in Testing

KTM Electric Duke 390 Spied Photos

The new 2017 390 Duke may have taken over from the previous generation model but wait till you find out what’s reportedly been spied at the Austrian headquarters.  A unit of the previous generation KTM 390 Duke was recently spied. This 390 Duke, however, wasn’t propelled by its standard 375cc single-cylinder gasoline engine. Instead, it was loaded with an electric motor, cocooned inside a modified chassis. The modified chassis is essentially…

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KTM to Recall Super Duke GT 1290 Motorcycles

KTM Super Duke 1290 GT Recall Alert

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT owners should expect a recall notification in the coming weeks, as the Austrian brand has determined that there is an issue with the sport-tourer’s fuel hose. The recall affects both 2016 and 2017 models, and centers around the possibility that the installed fuel hose may develop small holes or cracks, which could lead to fuel leaking from the fuel hose. As such, it needs to…

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Polaris Developing Electric Indian Motorcycle

Polaris to introduce Indian Electric Motorcycle

After Polaris Industries Inc. announced in January that it would wind down the operations of its Victory motorcycle brand, the status of the company’s electric motorcycle program remained unclear. But now that has changed under Polaris’s Indian brand of Motorcycles. Polaris motorcycles division president Steve Menneto recently said that the Medina, Minn.-based company is planning to roll out electric motorcycles under the company’s growing Indian brand in the next four to five…

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Polaris Donates Engines to Technical College

Polaris Indian Motorcycle Engines Donation to WITC

New Richmond’s Power Sports program recently received two brand new Indian Scout motorcycle engines to use as teaching tools from Polaris in Osceola. According to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Instructor Dave Brown, the engines offer an excellent opportunity to show others what they’ll learn in his program. It also aids in classroom demonstrations and discussions. “I plan to partially disassemble one of the engines allowing learners to see the internal…

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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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Polaris Sportsman 570 Fuel Rail Recall

Polaris Sportsman 570 ATV Fuel Rail Recall

This recall involves model year 2014 through 2016 Sportsman 570 Touring and X2 model ATVs and model year 2017 Sportsman 570 6×6 model ATVs. The recalled ATVs have one or two seats with four or six tires. “Sportsman” and the model type are printed on the side of the steering column and “Polaris” is printed near the front grill. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The vehicle identification numbers…

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2015-2017 Polaris SlingShot Fuel Line Recall

Polaris Slingshot Motorcycle Fuel Line Recall

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured March 4, 2014, to October 7, 2016. The affected vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the fuel line and the hood structure. CONSEQUENCE: The insufficient clearance may allow the fuel line to rub against the hood until it leaks fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire….

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BMW’s Self Balancing Concept Motorcycle

BMW Motorrad Self-Balancing Concept Bike

In the distant future, motorcycle riders will have no need of helmets or padded clothing. They also won’t need to put their feet on the ground when they stop. That’s because, according to BMW, the motorcycle of the future will balance itself and will help the driver avoid crashes. BMW, which is famous for motorcycles as well as cars, unveiled a new concept motorcycle in California Tuesday. The BMW Motorrad…

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