Suzuki is recalling 2013 GSX1300RA Hayabusa motorcycles for ABS Problems

GSX1300RA_Left_AJNSuzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2013 GSX1300RA Hayabusa motorcycles manufactured January 22, 2013, through April 26, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) may malfunction and lose anti-lock functionality. The anti-lock function may not perform properly allowing for wheel lock up and skidding, increasing the risk of a crash. Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected ABS units, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early August 2013. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-255-2550. Suzuki’s campaign number for this recall is WN. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Triumph Motorcycles recalls 2012-2013 Street Triple and Street Triple R models for ABS problems

Triumph Street Triple R 09  2Triumph Motorcycles is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Street Triple and Street Triple R motorcycles manufactured in July 2012; and model year 2012-2013 Daytona 675 and Daytona 675 R motorcycles manufactured September 2012 through June 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) may malfunction and lose anti-lock functionality. The anti-lock function may not perform properly allowing for wheel lock up and skidding, increasing the risk of a crash. Triumph will notify owners and dealers will replace the ABS modulator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-888-283-5288. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

GITI Tire Company Ltd. (GITI) is recalling certain Runway P235/60 R16 Enduro 816 tires

GITI Tire Company Ltd. (GITI) is recalling certain Runway P235/60 R16 Enduro 816 tires manufactured in the second week of 2013 (DOT code 0213). Due to a tire mold issue, the tires may develop splits in the shoulder. The tires may experience rapid air loss while driving, possiblity resulting in tire failure and increasing the risk of a crash. GITI will notify owners and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GITI Tire at 1-866-488-4737. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Triumph Motorcycles (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2012 Street Triple motorcycles

Triumph Motorcycles (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2012 Street Triple motorcycles manufactured from June 2012 through November 2012; and model year 2012 Daytona 675 motorcycles manufactured July 2012 through October 2012. The motorcycles may have been assembled without a guide for the throttle cables. Without the guide, the cables may move freely and become trapped in the steering stop, impeding the steering operation and affecting the driver’s ability to control the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash. Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will install a throttle cable guide free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-854-2010 for more information. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Triumph Motorcycles (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Speed Triple ABS motorcycles

Triumph Motorcycles (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Speed Triple ABS motorcycles manufactured June 2012, through January 2013. The transmission on some motorcycles may have been built with an incorrect detent spring. As a result of the incorrect spring, the transmission may inadvertently shift out of gear while the motorcycle is moving, increasing the risk of a crash. Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will install a revised detent spring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-854-2010 for more information. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov

Brammo, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Empulse electric motorcycles

Brammo, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2013 Empulse electric motorcycles manufactured February 22, 2013, through March 29, 2013. Due to a high current cable being attached to the motor controller
incorrectly, electrical shorting can occur. An electrical short can cause a complete loss of power while riding the motorcycle or a fire, either of which can result in a vehicle crash or personal injury. Brammo will notify owners, and technicians will inspect the high current cable at the motor controller and correct its installation, if needed. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Customers may contact Brammo at 1-541-482-9555. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov

Triumph Motorcycles (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Speed Triple motorcycles

SpeedTripleTriumph Motorcycles (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Speed Triple motorcycles manufactured June 2012 through January 2013. Due to the incorrect engagement of the neutral switch and gear selector drum, the neutral light may remain illuminated despite the motorcycle actually being in gear. The operator may think the motorcycle is in neutral while the motorcycle is in gear. This could lead to unintended movement of the motorcycle and a possible crash. Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will correct the engagement of the neutral switch and gear selector drum, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of May 2013. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-854-2010 for more information.

Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Vega Helmet Corporation (Vega) is recalling certain motorcycle helmets

Vega Helmet Corporation (Vega) is recalling certain motorcycle helmets, model XTS, sizes L, XL, and XXL manufactured from May 2011 through October 2012. These helmets may fail to conform to the impact attenuation requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, “Motorcycle Helmets.” By wearing a noncompliant helmet, the user may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Vega will notify dealers and post public notices about the recall. Any noncompliant helmet will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during late January 2013. Owners may contact Vega at 1-425-656-0683. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

BMW is recalling certain model year 2013 C600 Sport Maxi-Scooters

BMW is recalling certain model year 2013 C600 Sport Maxi-Scooters manufactured August 7, 2012, through November 20, 2012. The fasteners on the front side trim panels may have insufficient strength to retain the panels at high speeds. If the panel separates it could interfere with riding and handling of the scooter and increase the risk of a crash. The panel could also become a hazard for other road users. BMW will notify owners, and dealers will reattach the left and right front side trim panels with stronger “snap-lock” fasteners. The recall is expected to begin in January 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Victory Motorcycles Celebrates Baggers During Busy Weekend at Long Beach Int’l. Motorcycle Show, Dec.7-9

MEDINA, Minn. (Dec. 4, 2012) – Victory Motorcycles has a busy weekend planned for the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, Dec. 7-9, including: The introduction of a Factory Custom Painted Cross Country, the debut of a Buffalo Chip Custom Bagger styled by Cory Ness, Victory demo rides, autograph sessions featuring Playboy Playmates and “The Gunny” (actor R. Lee Ermey), a Toys for Tots gift collection – and more.

“The Long Beach IMS is always a high-energy show with a lot of Victory riders turning out,” said Victory Marketing Manager Josh Fulkerson. “Riders need to check out everything from the Victory demo rides outside the convention center to the incredible Victory Bagger Bar and accessory wall at our display inside.”

Victory Celebrates Baggers at Long Beach
Victory offers bagger riders the best selection of premium baggers, including the Cross Country®, Cross Roads® Classic, Hard-Ball™, and the Zach Ness Cross Country®. All of these models will be on display at the Long Beach IMS, where Victory will celebrate baggers with:

• The unveiling of two special baggers: A Factory Custom Painted Cross Country and a one-off Buffalo Chip Custom Bagger styled by Cory Ness.

The Factory Custom Painted Cross Country will be unveiled at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Victory display. It will be on display – and available in the Victory demo ride fleet – the rest of the weekend.

The Buffalo Chip Custom Bagger will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by a Cory Ness autograph session. Cory will also sign autographs at the Victory display on Saturday, Dec. 8, at noon and at 6 p.m.

• Riders will be able to take a seat at the Victory Bagger Bar and discuss Victory baggers and accessories with Victory engineers, product developers and accessories specialists.

Victory Demo Rides Saturday & Sunday
Demo rides on 2013 Victory models will start from the parking lot of the Long Beach Convention Center from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9.

All Victory models are represented in the demo fleet, including cruisers such as the Victory Judge and all-new Boardwalk, touring models like the Cross Country Tour, and baggers, including the Factory Custom Painted Cross Country that will be unveiled at the show.

Victory Salute to Military Personnel
The Long Beach IMS opens on Dec. 7, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and Victory is offering a weekend-long special salute to military personnel. Several U.S. Marines will be stationed at the Victory display to oversee collection of donations for Toys for Tots. Marines and Marine Reservists have collected and distributed holiday gifts for needy youngsters across America every year since 1947.

Also appearing at the Victory display will be Marine veteran, actor and Victory rider R. Lee Ermey, “The Gunny” in the film “Full Metal Jacket.” Gunny will sign autographs at the Victory display on Friday, Dec. 7, from 7-8 p.m., and three times on Saturday, Dec. 8: 10-11 a.m., 2-3 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.

The Victory Military Priority Program lets any demo rider who is currently serving in the military get a special wristband good for first choice of Victory demo bikes.

Playmates to Make Appearances
Two Playboy Playmates featured in the 2013 Victory Motorcycles product brochure – Raquel Pomplun, and Anna Sophia Berglund – will sign autographs at the Victory display on Friday, Dec. 7, from 6-7 p.m., and three times Saturday, Dec. 8: 11 a.m.-noon, 4-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.

Victory Offers IMS Ticket Discounts
Victory is making it easier than ever for riders to attend IMS events all winter. Riders can save $3 per ticket for any IMS event when they purchase tickets online in advance at www.motorcycleshows.com and enter the Victory discount code: Victory3.

At the Long Beach show, any rider who brings an unwrapped toy for the Victory Toys for Tots drive will receive $5 off a ticket purchased at the gate.

About Victory & Polaris
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2011 sales of $2.7 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) and Goupil Industrie SA, and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicles accessories is available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.

PLAYBOY, Rabbit Head Design and PLAYMATE are trademarks of Playboy Enterprises International, Inc., and are used with permission by Polaris Industries Inc.