2017-2018 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 ECM Recall

2017-2018 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 ECM Recall Alert

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2017-2018 GSX-R 1000, GSX-R1000A, GSX-R1000RA, and GSX-R1000RZA motorcycles. When upshifting between first and second gear, if the rider fails to engage second gear, a neutral condition will exist and may cause very high engine RPM. If the rider then shifts into second gear without disengaging the clutch, the motorcycle’s chain may stretch or break. CONSEQUENCE: If the drive chain breaks, the…

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Motorcycle Chop Shop Bust Leads to One Arrest

Gig Harbor Man Arrested for Running Chop Shop

A 40-year-old Gig Harbor man was arrested last week after detectives discovered a chop shop with about 15 stolen cars, trailers and motorcycles on his property, according to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post. According to the post, the man was booked into Pierce County Jail on Aug. 7 for investigation of first-degree possession of stolen property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, of unlawful manufacture…

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US Sues Suzuki Analyst Over Emissions Filing

US Sues Suzuki Analyst Over Emissions Claim

The United States of America is taking a former Suzuki Motor America employee and analyst to court, over allegations that he lied in documents to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of his job with Suzuki, which included filing reports to the US government. The court filing, made with the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on June 2nd, alleges that Wayne Powell, a Government Relations Analyst for…

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NICB: National Motorcycle Thefts Increasing

National Motorcycle Thefts Increase according to the NICB

Motorcycle thefts rose slightly in 2016 compared to 2015, but the crime rate is still way down from where it was 10 years ago. So says the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), which just released its annual report on motorcycle thefts in the United States. In 2016, 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen, compared to 45,555 in 2015 – an increase of 2 percent. “Although 2016 delivered another slight increase in…

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MotoAmerica Round 2 at Road Atlanta April 28-30

MotoAmerica Road Atlanta Round 2 April 28-30, 2017

A year ago, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias came into Georgia fresh off his two wins at the Circuit of The Americas. After seeing the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta track for the first time during Thursday’s track walk, Elias had wide eyes and plenty of trepidation. He said the track, with its varying undulations and blind corners, was unlike any he’d ever seen. Come race time, Elias knew where he was going…

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Police Warn about String of Motorcycle Thefts

Orlando Police Warn of string of motorcycle thefts

Orlando police are investigating a string of motorcycle thefts from downtown apartment complexes, and detectives think two separate groups are responsible. One group, police said, stole a Suzuki GSX-R from the Nora complex on North Orange Ave on Feb. 2, then left it outside a hotel down the street with its starter system and seat missing. Those suspects also may be responsible for the March 18 theft of a Suzuki…

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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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Biker Arrested for Motorcycle Heist Video

Biker Caught After Posting Video of Motorcycle Heist on Facebook

It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Miami and the city’s tow truck drivers were about as busy as the hundreds of biker racing through the streets — sometimes in the wrong direction, more often than not, popping wheelies, during the annual “Bikes Up, Guns Down” rally. So when the Molina Towing driver was making his way down Northwest 68th Street near 12th Avenue with his haul of two…

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Burglars Try to Rob Honda Motorcycle Dealer

Burglars Hit Honda Motorcycle Dealership

On Sunday, Police arrested two burglars who they said were seen breaking into a Honda motorcycle and off-road vehicle dealership before leading police on a pursuit. The Melbourne Police Department said officers were called to Honda of Melbourne at 1240 S. Harbor City Blvd. after two men were reported seen using a sledgehammer to try to knock out a wall to the dealership. “Crime is probably not a a good…

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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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