Victory Motorcycles Rear Brake Line Recall

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain 2010-2017 Victory Cross Country, Cross Country Tour, Cross Roads, Magnum, and Hard Ball motorcycles. If the engine misfires, continued riding may result in heat from the catalytic converter melting the rear brake line and nearby wiring. CONSEQUENCE: A melted rear brake line can reduce braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will re-route the brake…

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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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New Indian Chieftain Limited & Elite Models

2017 Indian Chieftain Limited & Elite Models Unveiled

The new standard in bagger design and style is here.  That’s what Indian Motorcycle accomplished with the new custom-inspired Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. For these bold new 2017 Chieftains, Indian Motorcycle’s designers added tons of style with a variety of features that provide a more sleek, meaner look than ever before. The new offerings represent a bold evolution of the Chieftain line and pave the way for nothing less…

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Polaris Recalls 13,500 RZR & General ROVs

Polaris Recalls 13,500 RZR and General ROVs

Name of Product being Recalled: 2016 – 2017 Polaris RZR 900, 1000, Turbo and General Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) Hazard: The vehicle engine can misfire and the temperatures of the exhaust and nearby components can get too hot and cause the components to melt, and/or a contaminated brake master cylinder may cause unintended brake drag, posing burn and fire hazards. Consumer Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7…

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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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Polaris Donates Engines to Technical College

Polaris Indian Motorcycle Engines Donation to WITC

New Richmond’s Power Sports program recently received two brand new Indian Scout motorcycle engines to use as teaching tools from Polaris in Osceola. According to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Instructor Dave Brown, the engines offer an excellent opportunity to show others what they’ll learn in his program. It also aids in classroom demonstrations and discussions. “I plan to partially disassemble one of the engines allowing learners to see the internal…

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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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2015-2017 Polaris SlingShot Fuel Line Recall

Polaris Slingshot Motorcycle Fuel Line Recall

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured March 4, 2014, to October 7, 2016. The affected vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the fuel line and the hood structure. CONSEQUENCE: The insufficient clearance may allow the fuel line to rub against the hood until it leaks fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.…

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2016-2017 Ducati XDiavel Side Stand Recall

Ducati XDiavel Kick Stand Recall

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 XDiavel motorcycles manufactured July 7, 2015, to June 22, 2016. The side stand plate lower fastening screw on the affected motorcycles may not be sufficiently tightened, causing the stand to fail and the bike to fall. Additionally, during normal use on the road, the loosening of the lower screw could cause damage to the side stand sensor switch, causing the…

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BMW G650GS & Sertao ECU Software Recall

BMW G650GS Sertao ECU Recall

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 BMW G650GS motorcycles manufactured March 8, 2013, to October 12, 2015, and 2013-2015 BMW G650GS Sertao motorcycles manufactured March 8, 2013, to May 23, 2014. The affected motorcycles may stall during operation due to an engine control unit (ECU) software issue. CONSEQUENCE: If the engine stalls during operation, it increases the risk of a crash. REMEDY: BMW will…

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