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Recall Alert: (Polaris) 2015-2017 Slingshot

RECALL Subject : Swing Arm may have Decreased Strength

Report Receipt Date: OCT 19, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V755000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17,572


Manufacturer: Polaris Industries, Inc.

SUMMARY:

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 swing arm 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 inspect, and repair or replace the swing arm, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284. Polaris' number for this recall is T-16-06.
 

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Zero Motorcycles unveils 2017 lineup

Zero Motorcycles unveils 2017 lineup sporting more than 200 miles of range

November 9, 2016



Traditional automakers aren’t the only ones having to, at the very least, acknowledge the emergence of electric-based powertrains. While it may not yet be a household name, companies like Zero Motorcycles have made a compelling case for the use of electric motors in the motorcycle industry.

Zero Motorcycles, based out of Scotts Valley, California, has been designing and building electric bikes since 2006. Its just-announced 2017 lineup is no doubt its most impressive yet, offering improvements in the categories that matter most to riders.

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Recall Alert: Yamaha 2014-2016 WR250R

RECALL Subject : Clutch Lever Seal may Crack and cause Oil Leak

Report Receipt Date: NOV 03, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V800000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,550


Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA


SUMMARY:

Yamaha Motor Corporation , USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 WR250R motorcycles manufactured August 1, 2013, to June 1, 2016. Due to an incorrect assembly process, the clutch push lever oil seal may crack, allowing engine oil to leak out.
CONSEQUENCE:
If oil leaks from the engine, the oil may get on the rear tire, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch push lever oil seal, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990108.
 

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Recall Alert: Suzuki 2013,-2017 GW250

RECALL Subject : Brake Light Switch Corrosion Causing Short Circuit

Report Receipt Date: NOV 07, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V808000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,890

Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2013, 2015, and 2017 GW250 motorcycles. Water may enter the main wiring harness at the rear brake light switch connectors, possibly corroding the brake light switch.
CONSEQUENCE:
The corrosion may cause an electrical short and the loss of the head light, tail light and brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved brake light switch assembly, and install a water protection cover, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2016. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki's number for this recall is 2A66.
 

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Recall Alert: KTM 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure

November 28, 2016 NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V854000
Wiring Harness could Fray and Brake Line may Melt


If the brake line melts, brake failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V854000

Manufacturer KTM North America, Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,812

Summary


KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles manufactured December 1, 2014, to March 10, 2016, and 2013-2016 1190 Adventure and Adventure R motorcycles manufactured November 20, 2012, to April 25, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the wiring harness can fray and contact the ABS modulator. If the brake line is electrically conductive, the brake line may overheat and melt.

Remedy

KTM will notify owners, and dealers will re-position the wiring harness for the electronic control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090.
 

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Recall Alert: Indian 2014-2017

December 6, 2016 NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V877000
Fuel Rail may Chafe and Leak


A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V877000

Manufacturer Indian Motorcycle Company

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 23,746

Summary

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to July 15, 2016. In the affected motorcycles, the fuel rail may contact other components and result in a fuel leak.

Remedy

Indian will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket that will limit movement of the fuel rail, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-16-03.
 

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Recall Alert: CSC 2015-2016 Cyclone

November 30, 2016 NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V864000
Brake Fluid Label Missing/FMVSS 122

If the supplemental brake fluid label is missing, the operator may use an incorrect brake fluid which could damage the brake system and increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V864000

Manufacturer csc Motorcycles, LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 392

Summary

CSC Motorcycles, LLC (CSC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Cyclone motorcycles manufactured April 4, 2015, to November 10, 2016. The affected vehicles may not be equipped with a supplemental label that reminds the user to clean the brake reservoir before adding brake fluid and to use DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 122, "Motorcycle Brake Systems."

Remedy

CSC will notify owners and will provide the customer with the missing label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact CSC customer service at 1-800-884-4173. CSC's number for this recall is 16-0023810-18747-10.
 

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Recall Alert: Suzuki 2012-2016 DL650

December 6, 2016 NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V878000
Alternator may not Charge Battery


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.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V878000

Manufacturer Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

Components

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,613

Summary

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.

Remedy

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki's number for this recall is 2A67.
 

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Yamaha FZ250 Walkaround Video


Published on Dec 19, 2016

We were lucky enough to stumble upon the test mules of upcoming Yamaha FZ 250. We made full use of this opportunity.
 

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Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Ducati Scrambler

December 12, 2016 NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V891000
Side Stand Pivot Bolt Nut may Detach

If the side stand position sensor does not function properly, the engine may stall, or the motorcycle may be ridden while the stand is still down. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V891000

Manufacturer Ducati North America

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,502

Summary

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.

Remedy

Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side stand pivot bolt, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 23, 2017. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696. Ducati's number for this recall is SRV-RCL-16-004.
 

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Recall Alert: Yamaha 2015 XC155F SMAX scooters

December 12, 2016 NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V892000
Speed Sensor Wire may Break


If the speed sensor wire breaks, the speedometer will not work, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V892000

Manufacturer Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,640

Summary


Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 XC155F SMAX scooters manufactured September 17, 2014, to October 27, 2015. The affected motorcycles may have an insufficiently clamped speed sensor lead wire, causing the wire to fatigue and break.

Remedy


Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the speed sensor assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990111.
 

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Victory Motorcycles Brand Shut Down


Polaris plans to drop unprofitable Victory Motorcycle brand

1/9/17

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — Polaris Industries is eliminating its unprofitable Victory Motorcycles brand to focus on its Indian Motorcycle brand and other products.

Polaris announced the decision Monday to shut down Victory after 18 years. The motorcycles were produced at the Minneapolis-based company’s Spirit Lake, Iowa, plant.


Polaris CEO Scott Wine says the company decided that its Indian Motorcycle brand had better growth prospects for the future.

Polaris says it lost money on Victory in three of the past five years after sales of the heavyweight motorcycles peaked in 2012. The brand represented only about 3 percent of Polaris’ total sales.

Jefferies analyst Trevor Young says the move was a surprise, but it will likely help Indian Motorcycle sales.

In addition to motorcycles, Polaris makes ATVS, snowmobiles, the three-wheeled Slingshot roadster and other vehicles.
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Ducati’s Hypermotard motorcycle


Published on Jan 11, 2017

CHiPs stars Dax Shepard and Michael Pena stop by with the world premiere of the trailer for their new movie.
 

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Recall Alert : Triumph 2016-2017 Bonneville

January 18, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V035000
Throttle may Stick Open when using Heated Grips


If the throttle sticks open, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V035000

Manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,390

Summary

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T120 Black motorcycles. During use, the heated hand grips may expand and cause the throttle to stick open.

Remedy

Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will install a spacer to prevent the throttle from sticking, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2017. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph's number for this recall is SB 546.
 

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Recall Alert: BMW 2016-2017

December 30, 2016 NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V948000
Motorcycle Rear Suspension Bolt may Loosen

If the bolt loosens and affects the motorcycle's handling, there may be an increased risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V948000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 21

Summary


BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 S 1000 RR motorcycles manufactured June 8, 2016, to November 16, 2016, and 2017 S 1000 R motorcycles manufactured on October 12, 2016. One of the bolts on the rear suspension deflection lever may loosen and adversely affect the handling of the motorcycle.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bolts and tighten them to the proper specifications, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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Recall Alert: Triumph 2016-2017 Bonneville

January 18, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V035000
Throttle may Stick Open when using Heated Grips


If the throttle sticks open, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V035000

Manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,390

Summary


Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T120 Black motorcycles. During use, the heated hand grips may expand and cause the throttle to stick open.

Remedy


Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will install a spacer to prevent the throttle from sticking, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2017. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph's number for this recall is SB 546.
 

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Harley-Davidson to introduce 50 new models

Harley-Davidson to introduce 50 new models in next five years

Feb 6, 2017

Within a targeted span of five years, Harley-Davidson will be introducing 50 new models to their existing bike lineup. The Milwaukee-based bike maker also plans open 200 new dealerships outside the United States to introduce more people to the Harley lifestyle by 2020. Harley Davidson has Harley-Davidson Riding Academy in the US, which trained more than 65,000 riders in 2016.

Harley-Davidson’s net income for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $47.2 million, compared to $42.2 million during the same quarter in 2015.It added 40 dealers around the world during the past year, with the manufacturer now selling 52.5 percent of its motorcycles outside of the United States.

Matt Levatich, President and CEO, Harley-Davidson, said, “The success we saw with the launch of the Milwaukee-Eight engine is a sign of the innovation we have in place. We are confident our 2018 line will also help sales.”

“I have never been more excited about the products in our pipeline. We do not just build motorcycles, we build drivers, too. We are focusing on the next generation of riders,” headed. “We want to add more dealers overseas and grow riders here in the United States, reaching out to new markets including younger riders, women, African-Americans and Hispanics.”

Harley-Davidson sells its highest number of motorcycles in the 600cc+ category, securing around 60% of the market share in India. The company has also successfully completed 5 years of Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) rally and has over 12,000 H.O.G. members in the country. The rally includes various competitions and awards like the Custom Champion Contest, where owners can show their customization skills on the bikes. The ‘Big 5 Riders’ honour is awarded to the riders completing all the five rallies in a calendar year, which includes the zonal rallies -- Western, Northern, Eastern, Southern, and one national rally. There is also a ‘Triple Five’ honour that is awarded to the owners who have covered more than 1 lakh kilometers on their Harleys. The awards list also includes the H.O.G. ‘Chapter of the year’ which will be awarded to the most active chapter, for their collective effort and contributions in one year.
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Recall Alert : Yamaha YZF-R3

February 21, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V111000
Fuel Leak due to Fuel Tank Abrasion


A fuel leak in the presence of a ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V111000

Manufacturer Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 14,320

Summary

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.

Remedy

Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank bracket. The fuel tank will be inspected and replaced if necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990112.
 

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Recall Alert : Yamaha YZF-R3

February 21, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V112000
Water may Enter Ignition Switch and cause Stall


An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V112000

Manufacturer Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 14,320

Summary


Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. Water can enter and corrode the ignition switch resulting in an unexpected engine stall.

Remedy


Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch subassembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990112.
 

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Recall Alert : Zero Motorcycles

March 7, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V145000
Anti-Lock Brakes may not Function Properly

If the ABS does not function properly in a braking event, there is an increased risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V145000

Manufacturer Zero Motorcycles Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 61

Summary

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.

Remedy

Zero will notify owners and dealers will reconfigure the HCU, or replace it as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 20, 2017. Owners may contact Zero customer service at 1-888-841-8085. Zero's number for the recall is SV-ZMC-017-363.
 
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