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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Ducati Scrambler Side Stand Pivot Recall

Ducati Scrambler Side Stand Pivot Nut Recall

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles manufactured February 17, 2015, to November 11, 2016. The affected vehicles have a side stand pivot nut that can detach, potentially causing the side stand position sensor to no longer function properly. CONSEQUENCE: If the side stand position sensor does not function properly, the engine may stall, or the motorcycle may be ridden while the stand is…

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2012-2016 Suzuki DL650 Alternator Recall

Suzuki DL650 Stator Alternator Generator Recall

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 DL650 motorcycles manufactured August 30, 2011, to October 12, 2015. In the affected motorcycles, the alternator stator may have insufficient heat resistance, resulting in a short circuit of the stator wires. CONSEQUENCE: A short circuit of the stator wires may prevent the battery from properly charging, causing an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY:…

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Stolen Bike Craigslist Ad Leads to Police Chase

Stolen Motorcycle Craigslist ad leads to police chase

A man was sent to the hospital after he crashed an allegedly stolen motorcycle early Tuesday morning while leading police on a chase in southwest Houston. The incident began about 4 a.m. near Woodhead and West Gray near the River Oaks Shopping Center, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department. Crowson said a man told investigators his motorcycle had been stolen a few days ago and he noticed…

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Polaris Slingshot Brake Pressure Switch Recall

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured December 28, 2015, to April 27, 2016. The brake pressure switch may have been over tightened in the affected motorcycles. CONSEQUENCE: Over tightening of the brake pressure switch may damage the seal, allowing brake fluid to leak, resulting in reduced brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will install…

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KTM & Husqvarna Competition Motorcycle Recall

KTM Husqvarna Competition Motorcycle Recall

This recall involves model year 2017 KTM brand and Husqvarna motorcycles brand closed-course/competition only motorcycles. Five KTM models are being recalled: 150 XC-W, 250 XC-W, 300 XC-W, 350 SX-F and 450 XC-F. Three Husqvarna models are being recalled: TC 250, TX 300 and FC 350. Recalled KTM motorcycles are orange and black with the KTM logo and engine size on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank.  Recalled…

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2015-2017 Polaris Slingshot SwingArm Recall

Polaris Slingshot Swingarm Recall

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured March 4, 2014, to September 7, 2016. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with a swingarm that has insufficient strength. CONSEQUENCE: Due to the insufficient swing arm strength, the swing arm may fracture resulting in a loss of momentum or vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will…

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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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Aprilia Tuono & Caponord Front Brake Recall

Piaggio Aprilia Tuono V4 Caponord 1000 1100 1200 ABS Recall

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1000, 2016 Tuono V4 1100, 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS/ADD, and 2016 Caponord Rally motorcycles manufactured June 18, 2013, to June 13, 2016. The affected motorcycles have a front brake master cylinder that may allow air into the hydraulic circuit, causing a longer than expected braking distance. CONSEQUENCE: If an abnormal distance is required to stop the…

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Honda Grom 125 & Forza 300 Fuel Pump Recall

Honda Grom 125 NSS 300 Forza Fuel Pump Recall

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Grom 125 motorcycles manufactured June 12, 2013, to September 8, 2015, and 2014-2015 NSS300 & NSS300A (Forza) motorcycles manufactured June 18, 2013 to March 19, 2015. The resin bracket inside the fuel pump of the affected motorcycles may swell and cause the pump impeller to seize. CONSEQUENCE: If the fuel pump seizes, the motorcycle will stall, increasing the risk…

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