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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Motorcycle Profiling Bill Quashed by ID Senate

Idaho Quashed Motorcycle Profiling Bill in Senate

Idaho senators quashed a proposal outlawing motorcycling profiling after some argued it would allow motorcycle gang members wearing colors a new way to wiggle out of arrests. The bill, which passed the House unanimously, was defeated in the Senate Wednesday on a 13-22 vote. Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, a former police officer, spoke out forcefully against the bill. “We don’t need this bill – I think that’s a fact,” he…

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Yamaha Motorcycles Recalls 14,000 More Bikes

Yamaha Motorcycles NHTSA Recall Alerts

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, engine vibration can cause the fuel tank mounting bracket to contact the fuel tank, which overtime, may result in the tank leaking fuel. CONSEQUENCE: A fuel leak in the presence of a ignition source can increase the risk of a fire. REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank bracket….

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Daytona Beach Bike Week Kicks Off Today

Daytona Beach FL Bike Week 2017 Kicks off Today

Bikers and spring break vacationers are flooding Daytona Beach for Bike Week and Spring Break. Those who are on spring break have been trickling into town all week, but it will be even more crowded this weekend for the start of Bike Week. Both events draw huge crowds of people each year and will impact the local economy in a big way. While the beaches are often crowded on beautiful…

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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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2015-2016 Yamaha R3 Ignition Switch Recall

Yamaha Recalls 2015-2016 YZF R3 for Ignition Switch Issues

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. Water can enter and corrode the ignition switch resulting in an unexpected engine stall. CONSEQUENCE: An engine stall increases the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch subassembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s…

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Utah Considers Bill to Allow Lane Splitting

Utah Considering Bill Allowing Lane Splitting for Bikes

Utah motorists need to “start seeing motorcycles,” as the bumper sticker urges, because they soon may be traveling between lanes. The state Legislature is considering a bill that would allow motorcyclists to travel between lanes of traffic on Utah roads in certain situations. HB410 would permit lane splitting — passing a vehicle moving the same direction in the same lane — when motorcyclists determine they can safely make the move…

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Indian Now Selling Purpose Built Race Bikes

FTR750 Purpose Built Flat Track Race Bike For Sale

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its premier flat track race bike, the Scout FTR750, is available for purchase for $50,000. This is the same bike currently being run by Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew” in the American Flat Track series. A purpose-built, high-performance 750cc V-Twin engine powers the Scout FTR750. It features a unique, ultra-light steel frame, large centrally located airbox and sleek lightweight carbon fiber body.  Indian’s…

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Thieves Steal Bikes from Rider Training School

Motorcycles Stolen from School Driving Education Program

Motorcycles and helmets were stolen from a driver’s educational program at a Rutherford County school property. Usually the bikes are locked up inside a large, metal storage unit at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, but someone decided to break in. “They snipped it right here,” said Kelly Appleton. She said thieves then made off with three of the motorcycles along with nine helmets and a metal loading ramp. “People steal…

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Serial Motorcycle Thief Apprehended in TX

Serial Motorcycle Thief Apprehended in Houston

An accused serial motorcycle thief is in custody after he took bikes for test rides and never returned them, Pearland police said. According to Pearland police, multiple people who were  attempting to sell their dirt bikes on Craigslist and ebay filed reports that a man took their bikes for test drives and never returned with the bikes. Police said 23-year-old Chaisson N. Porche acted as if he were interested in…

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