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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BMW S1000RR Rear Shock Mount Recall

2016-2017 BMW S1000RR Rear Shock Recall

BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 S1000RR motorcycles manufactured June 8, 2016, to November 16, 2016, and 2017 S 1000 R motorcycles manufactured on October 12, 2016. One of the bolts on the rear suspension deflection lever may loosen and adversely affect the handling of the motorcycle. CONSEQUENCE: If the bolt loosens and affects the motorcycle’s handling, there may be an increased risk of a…

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2016 BRP Can-Am Defender Recall Alert

2016 BRP CanAm Defender Rollaway Risk Recall Alert

This recall involves model year 2016 Can-Am Defender, Defender DPS, and Defender XT model side-by-side off-road vehicles. The vehicles were sold in various colors and have four tires, two seats and a cargo box on the back. “Can-am” is printed on the side of the cargo box and the model name is printed on the side of the front of the vehicle beside the headlight. The model name and vehicle…

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Bad Boy Off Road Utility Vehicle Recall

Textron Bad Boy Off Road Utility Vehicle Rollover Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Textron Specialized Vehicles, Inc., of Augusta, Georgia, are announcing the recall of about 1,100 Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles. As a result of the vehicles rolling over, a 14-year-old male passenger died in Toombs County, Georgia in 2014 and, in a separate rollover incident, an adult male operator suffered a serious leg injury. The vehicles lack seat belts, posing a risk of…

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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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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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Indian Recalls 23,746 Motorcycles for Fuel Leak

Indian Motorcycles Fuel Rail Leak Recall

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to July 15, 2016. In the affected motorcycles, the fuel rail may contact other components and result in a fuel leak. CONSEQUENCE: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. REMEDY: Indian will notify…

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