Kawasaki to Pay $5.2M for Defective ROVs

Kawasaki to Pay $5.2M Settlement for Defective ROVs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., of Japan, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., of Foothill Ranch, California, and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A., of Lincoln, Nebraska have agreed to pay a $5.2 Million civil penalty for under reporting defective vehicles. The penalty settles charges that Kawasaki failed to immediately report to CPSC that its 2012-2016 model year Teryx4 750, Teryx4 800, and Teryx 800…

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Strategic Sports Zox Nano Helmet Recall

Zox Nano Helmet Recall Safety Hazard

Strategic Sports, Ltd. (Strategic Sports) is recalling certain Zox Nano Helmets sizes XL through XXXXXL. These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a secondary head impact during a motorcycle crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, “Motorcycle Helmets.” CONSEQUENCE: In the event of a crash where the rider hits the helmet twice…

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KTM to Recall Super Duke GT 1290 Motorcycles

KTM Super Duke 1290 GT Recall Alert

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT owners should expect a recall notification in the coming weeks, as the Austrian brand has determined that there is an issue with the sport-tourer’s fuel hose. The recall affects both 2016 and 2017 models, and centers around the possibility that the installed fuel hose may develop small holes or cracks, which could lead to fuel leaking from the fuel hose. As such, it needs to…

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2017 Zero Motorcycles ABS System Recall

Zero Motorcycles ABS System Recall

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S, DS, and FXS motorcycles. The Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) may have the wrong vehicle model information, possibly causing the ABS to function improperly. CONSEQUENCE: If the ABS does not function properly in a braking event, there is an increased risk of a crash. REMEDY: Zero will notify owners and dealers will reconfigure the HCU, or replace it…

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Yamaha Motorcycles Recalls 14,000 More Bikes

Yamaha Motorcycles NHTSA Recall Alerts

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, engine vibration can cause the fuel tank mounting bracket to contact the fuel tank, which overtime, may result in the tank leaking fuel. CONSEQUENCE: A fuel leak in the presence of a ignition source can increase the risk of a fire. REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank bracket.…

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2015-2016 Yamaha YZF R3 Oil Pump Recall

Yamaha YZF-R3 Oil Pump Recall

SUMMARY: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2015, to April 15, 2016. Due to an oil pump problem, the oil pressure in these motorcycles may not be properly regulated. As a result, the oil pump drive gear may fail and cause the engine to seize from lack of oil supply. CONSEQUENCE: If the engine seizes from a lack…

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2015-2016 Yamaha YZF R3 Clutch Recall

Yamaha YZF R3 Recall

SUMMARY: Yamaha Motor Corporation (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2015, to April 15, 2016. The clutch pressure plate bearing may break due to an insufficient load rating, causing the clutch to not disengage and preventing the transmission from shifting properly. CONSEQUENCE: If the clutch cannot be disengaged, the rider may not be easily able to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of…

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