Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ Motorcycle Tire Recall

Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC (Sumitomo) is recalling certain models of Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ motorcycle tires, size 120/70ZR17 58W. The affected tires may have porosity (air pockets) in the shoulder region of the tire. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars.” CONSEQUENCE: The tire defect may affect the handling and/or steering characteristics of…

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Harley-Davidson Sued Over 103 Twin Cam Engine

HD Twin Cam 103 Law Suit

Two Los Angeles County customers allege a specific engine on Harley-Davidson motorcycles can burn riders. Michael Berke and Wolfgang Costello filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Dec. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Group LLC, Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging violation of the Unfair Competition Law and other counts. According to the…

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Aprilia Tuono & Caponord Front Brake Recall

Piaggio Aprilia Tuono V4 Caponord 1000 1100 1200 ABS Recall

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1000, 2016 Tuono V4 1100, 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS/ADD, and 2016 Caponord Rally motorcycles manufactured June 18, 2013, to June 13, 2016. The affected motorcycles have a front brake master cylinder that may allow air into the hydraulic circuit, causing a longer than expected braking distance. CONSEQUENCE: If an abnormal distance is required to stop the…

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BMW & Alpinestars New AirgBag Jacket

Alpinestars BMW TechAir Riding Jacket

BMW Motorrad is launching the BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced airbag system offering comprehensive upper body protection and the freedom to ride a motorbike in both on- and off-road situations. The technology adopted from the current Alpinestars Tech-Air street airbag system – a system requiring no motorbike-mounted sensors. The airbag system of Alpinestars utilizes a sophisticated algorithm that detects imminent danger with the greatest precision and inflates…

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