2018-2019 Kymco Like 150i ABS Recall

Kymco Like 150i ABS Wear Ring Recall

KYMCO USA (KYMCO) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Like 150i scooters for an issue with the ABS Recall. Excessive grease applied to the ABS sensor magnetic ring may cause the deterioration of the magnetic ring, resulting in ABS failure. Remedy KYMCO will notify owners, and dealers will clean the speed sensor sleeve and replace the magnetic ring in the speed sensor, free of charge. The manufacturer has not provided a notification…

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Missouri to Ease Motorcycle Helmet Requirement

Missouri to ease Motorcycle Helmet Requirement

Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill into law that will ease motorcycle helmet requirements for some riders.  HB 1963, sponsored by Rep. Travis Fitzwater, allows riders over 26 years of age with proof of health insurance to opt-out of using helmets once the law goes into effect on Aug. 28.  The bill saw opposition from a number of safety groups, including representatives for the National Safety Council and the National Association of the State Motorcycle Safety…

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Zero Motorcycles Cash For Carbon Program

Zero Motorcycles Cash For Carbon Program

There’s no getting around the fact that electric motorcycles are still expensive. Don’t get me wrong, they’re great and offer a unique riding experience, but you’re definitely paying for the privilege. Zero Motorcycles is hoping to take some of the sting out of switching from a bike that runs on old-fashioned dino squeezings to one that only uses electrons by offering its Cash for Carbon program, announced on Wednesday. The program will provide…

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U.S. Motorcycle Sales Boom during Pandemic

Motorcycle Sales Boom despite pandemic

COVID-19 has sickened hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. and taken more than 100,000 lives. The virus and the efforts to combat its spread have forced many businesses to shutdown or reduce their operations, leading to millions of people being put out of work. But motorcycle sales, and those of other powersports, have gone through the roof recently, sparking what many hope is a renewed passion for the…

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Franchises cut ties with Dealer over Social Media Post

Harley cuts ties with Dealer over racist social media post

Honda Powersports and Harley-Davidson Inc. announced they will cut ties with a Northwest Tennessee motorcycle and ATV dealership after a racist social media post was allegedly made on the owner’s Facebook page, following suit with Polaris Industries. The post is said to have been made on the Facebook page of Russell Abernathy, the owner of Abernathy’s Cycle in Union City which sells Honda, Polaris and Harley-Davidson products. According to screen…

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Harley-Davidson Removed from S&P 500

Harley-Davidson removed from S&P 500

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. will be moved from the S&P 500 to the S&P MidCap 400 starting on June 22nd, 2020. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the move along with several other changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600. The changes are intended “to ensure each index more appropriately represents its market capitalization range.” Two other companies, Nordstrom Inc. and Alliance Data Systems Corp., will also…

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Aprilia Brake Pad Backing Plate Recall

Aprilia brake pad backing plate recall

The Front Brake Pads May Corrode/Detach From the backing plate on some 2017 – 2020 Aprilia RSV4 & Tuono Motorcycles. Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Aprilia RSV4 1000 RF, and 2017-2020 Aprilia RSV4 1000 RR and Aprilia Tuono 1100 RF and RR motorcycles. The front brake pads may corrode, potentially causing the front brake pad friction material to detach from the backing plate. NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V245000…

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Harley Halts Production Due to COVID19

Motorcycle Factories Shut Down Due to Corona Virus

Harley-Davidson has announced a temporary halt on production in their U.S. manufacturing facilities through March 29 due to COVID19. On Monday, the company had asked employees at their Milwaukee-area headquarters and Product Development Center to work remotely at least until the end of March. But that was before an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus yesterday, resulting in the immediate closing of HD’s Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations facility. The…

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2020 GasGas RC450F Unveiled at Dakar Rally

GasGas RC450F Unveil at Dakar Rally 2020

When it comes to launching new off-road motorcycles, actions speak louder than words, so Spanish Dirtbike Manufacturer GasGas unveiled their new RC 450F at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. That’s why some manufacturers skip the fancy-sounding presentations and enter instead their newest models in the world’s most grueling off-road competitions.  This is what GasGas is doing with the new 2020 model, and it didn’t enter just any competition: The…

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2014-2019 Indian Gear Position Sensor Recall

Indian Chief Gear Position Sensor Recall

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and Springfield motorcycles. The gear position sensor contacts may oxidize, causing the gear position display to inaccurately show that the motorcycle is in neutral when it is actually in gear. CONSEQUENCE: If the transmission is not in neutral when the motorcycle is started, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash from a malfunctioning gear position…

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