2019-2020 Piaggio MP3 Brake Line Recall

Piaggio MP3 Brake Line Recall Alert

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2019-2020 MP3 500 motorcycles. The MP3 brake line recall is being issued because the affected scooters may have been improperly galvanized, allowing hydrogen to be released into the brake fluid. Remedy Piaggio will notify owners about the MP3 Brake Line Recall , and dealers will perform a complete brake system flush, free of charge. The recall began September 10, 2020. Owners may…

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First COVID Death Tied to Sturgis Rally Reported

First COVID Death linked to Sturgis Rally Reported

A Minnesota biker who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has died of covid-19 — the first fatality from the virus traced to the 10-day event that drew more than 400,000 to South Dakota. The man was in his 60s, had underlying conditions and was hospitalized in intensive care after returning from the rally, said Kris Ehresmann, infectious-disease director at the Minnesota Department of Health. The case is among at least…

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to Start Friday

80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 2020

A city of about 7,000 in a rural region of western South Dakota is set to host what will likely be one of the largest gatherings the world has seen in months, as hundreds of thousands are expected to show up for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally even with coronavirus cases climbing in the state. The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will go on this year, bringing an expected crowd…

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Rare Benelli Bikes at Bonham’s Auction

Rare Benelli Bikes for sale at Bonham's Auction

It is painful to hear that the famed Morbidelli Motorcycle Museum in Pesaro, Italy, is being parted out, but the chance to purchase some rare Benelli Bikes is not one to miss if you are a collector or enthusiast. However, it does mean you have a shot at obtaining one or more of the motorcycles in the collection, including these three historic and rare Benelli bikes, at Bonhams Summer Sale auction. Here…

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2017-2020 BMW K1600 Transmission Recall

BMW K1600 GTL Transmission Recall

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2020 K 1600 GT and 2018-2020 K 1600 GTL and K 1600 B motorcycles. Certain transmission parts may not have been produced to the appropriate hardness level. This could affect the function of the transmission, possibly causing double engagement of two gears and/or the damage of transmission parts. CONSEQUENCE: Double gear engagement or transmission damage can cause the rear wheel to…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Bike

First Timer's Guide to Buying a Bike

The warm rays of the spring sun trigger an almost irresistible thought of riding following a bitter, cold winter. For bikers who live in less forgiving climates, that means bringing their motorcycles out of hibernation, maybe for a trip to Daytona Bike Week or something of the sort. For wanna-be motorcyclists, that means visits to their nearby dealers to throw a leg over the sexiest rides in the showroom. Love…

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Harley Unveils LiveWire Production Electric Bike

Harley-Davidson LiveWire Production Electric Bike Unveiled in Italy

Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire, the company’s first electric design, seemed like a one-off prototype when it appeared in 2014 with a potential $50,000 price tag and a unreasonably low range of only 53 miles. But the bike is very real, and it just made a public appearance at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, where loads of new information was announced. The bike will get power from a permanent magnet electric motor,…

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2017 Zero Motorcycles Turn Signal Recall

2017 Zero Motorcycle turn Signal Recall

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S ZF6.5, S ZF13.0, DSP ZF13.0, and SR ZF13.0 motorcycles. In the event that a turn signal stops working, the turn signal flasher may not change its flash rate to alert the operator. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Remedy Zero will notify…

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2013-2017 BMW R1200GS Fork Service Campaign

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Front Fork Service Campaign

BMW R1200GS & Adventure Bike owners will soon be getting a call from their local dealership, as the popular water-cooled touring machine is getting a worldwide technical service bulletin campaign that affects models manufactured between November 2013 and June 2017. The service bulletin concerns the fixed fork tubes on the BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200 GS Adventure models, which can suffer damage from high stress incidents (going over an obstacle, riding through a pothole,…

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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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