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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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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2017-2018 BMW G310R & G310GS Frame Recall

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2018 BMW G310R and 2018 BMW G310GS motorcycles. Over time, repeated use and loading of the side stand could cause damage to the side stand and the motorcycle’s frame. CONSEQUENCE: Damage to the side stand and/or frame may result in the motorcycle unexpectedly falling over while it is stationary, increasing the risk of injury. REMEDY: BMW will notify owners, and dealers…

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2014-2017 BMW R Nine T Swingarm Pivot Recall

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R NINE T motorcycles. The bolts that connect the right-side swingarm pivot pin to the frame may loosen. CONSEQUENCE: If the right-side pivot pin loosens, the handling and stability of the motorcycle may be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will remove the pivot pin bolts, clean, and re-install them with the…

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2013-2017 BMW Rear Reflex Reflector Recall

BMW F800 R

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R and F800GT motorcycles, 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR motorcycles and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS motorcycles. When equipped with the optional aluminum luggage cases, the rear reflex reflectors may be partially blocked. The aluminum case mounts for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure may also partially block the reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements…

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2014-2017 BMW R1200 GS Fork Tube Recall

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS Adventure motorcycles. The motorcycle fixed fork tube may separate from the pressed in seal plug that secures the tube to the upper triple clamp. Remedy BMW will notify owners, and dealers will add an additional fixed fork tube bush. A fork that is sufficiently damaged will be replaced with a modified new part. These repairs…

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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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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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Two Bikes Stolen from Irv Seaver BMW

Brazen Heist of Two BMW bikes from Irv Seaver

Authorities in Southern California had their hands full Thursday night with a series of brazen and risky motorcycle-related incidents, including the late-night heist of two pricey bikes from a BMW Dealership. The first incident started just after 9 p.m. when authorities tried to stop a motorcycle rider who they said was speeding on the 605 Freeway in El Monte. The rider raced through multiple cities — at one point reaching…

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