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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2016-2018 Kawasaki ZX-10R Transmission Recall

Kawasaki ZX-10R Transmission Recall Alert

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) is recalling certain 2016-2018 ZX-10R and ZX-10RR (ZX1000R, ZX1000S, and ZX1000Z) motorcycles. A high impact force may cause the transmission gears to break during shifting. CONSEQUENCE: If the transmission gears break it can cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: KMC will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 2nd, 3rd, 4th output gears and the 2nd input gear, free…

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Harley Sues for Trademark Infringement

Harley-Davidson Trademark Infringement

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against online retailer GearLaunch. Harley-Davidson also brought an action for counterfeiting, trademark dilution, cybersquatting, copyright infringement, and unfair competition. The suit, filed on August 30 at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Division, claimed GearLaunch had infringed its copyright and trademarks by selling infringing apparel online. GearLaunch, a California-based company, and its six associated business, Gear…

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