Kawasaki Motors Corp. is recalling certain model year 2013 Ninja 300 and 300 ABS motorcycles manufactured July 16, 2012, through April 27, 2013. Due to an improper setting in the Electronic Control Unit (ECU), the motorcycle may stall under deceleration. A stall under deceleration increases the risk of a crash. Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ECU. The recall is expected to begin in mid-August 2013. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. 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.
Suzuki 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.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling all model year 2012 and certain model year 2013 VRSCDX motorcycles manufactured from June 14, 2011, through August 1, 2012. The license plate bracket assembly’s mounting screws may loosen and the assembly may separate from the rear fender. This condition may lead to contact with the rear tire which could cause the license plate bracket to rotate, possibly damaging the rear brake line. If the license plate bracket contact with the rear brake line remains undetected, it may affect rear brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash, which could lead to injury or death of the rider. Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair any affected motorcycles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, November 5, 2012. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056. his is Harley-Davidson recall 0148. 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.
Honda is recalling 1,542 certain model year 2012 NC700XDC and NC700XC motorcycles. Some motorcycles may be equipped with drive chains that contain outer drive plates that were improperly heat-treated, resulting in plate fracture during use, If a plate fractures, the motorcycle can unexpectedly lose propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the drive chain, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on October 8, 2012. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V461000
DUCATI is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 MONSTER 1100 EVO motorcycles, manufactured from January 17, 2011, through January 24, 2012 and equipped with rear rims marked with code DU6-RR. Over time the spokes on the rear wheel rim may develop cracks which may lead to failure of the rear wheel rim, increasing the risk of a crash. DUCATI will notify owners and dealers will replace the rear wheel rim free of charge. Owners may contact DUCATI AT 1-800-231-6696
HONDA is recalling 2001-2010 and 2012 GL1800 GoldWing motorcycle because of a brake problem. Information released under Honda’s recall # S03 and NHTSA recall Number: 11V567000 indicates there is a possibility under the right conditions that the combined braking system’s secondary master cylinder may cause the rear brake to drag.
Unexpected braking increases the risk of a crash and riding the motorcycle with the rear brake dragging may generate enough heat to cause the rear brake to catch fire, creating a dangerous and potential fatal situation. Honda will notify owners of these bikes and inspect the secondary master cylinder and replace it free of charge if necessary. The recall will begin January 4, 2012, but owners can contact Honda customer service at 866-784-1870, or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety hotline at 888-327-4236
Vehicle Make / Model: Indian / Indian Model Year(s): 2009-2011
Manufacture: Indian Motorcycle Company
Mfr’s Report Date: June 24, 2011
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11v344000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: Structure:Motorcycle Kickstand/Center Stand
Potential Number of Units Affected:699
Polaris is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Indian Motorcycles for failing to confirm to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 123 “Motorcycle controls and displays.” The side stand may not fold rearward an upward if it contacts the ground when the motorcycle is moving forward.
If the stand does not fold rearward and upward while the motorcycle moves forward, the driver’s ability to control the motorcyle could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the side stand free of charge. The safety recall is expected to being during August 2011. Owners may contact Indian at 651-408-7579
Owners may also contact the National Highway Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV
April 15, 2011
MV Agusta is recalling certain 2010 F4 motorcycles for the rear subframe. The upper fixture points may not be sufficiently robust, which may result in the subframe cracking and failing, local to the fixture points, during use. They say the stability of the rider and passenger could be compromised, thereby causing the risk of a crash.
Remedies are a reinforment support kit for the rear subframe which can be installed by dealers free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin this month and has no end date in sight.
If you are a owner call MV Agusta at 1-125-830-3300
You can also contact the National Highway Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or click here for official website
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
SUZUKI / AN400 2008-2009
SUZUKI / DL1000 2008-2009
SUZUKI / GSF1250 2008-2009
SUZUKI / GSX-R600 2008-2009
SUZUKI / GSX-R750 2008-2009
SUZUKI / GSX1300B 2008
SUZUKI / GSX1300R 2008-2010
SUZUKI / GSX650F 2008-2009
SUZUKI / SFV650 2009-2010
SUZUKI / VL800 2008-2010
SUZUKI / VLR1800 2008-2009
SUZUKI / VZ1500 2009-2010
SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2010 MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 2007 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2009, EQUIPPED WITH REGULATOR/RECTIFIER ASSEMBLIES, SUZUKI PART NUMBERS 32800-41F11, 32800-15H10, 32800-05H11, 32800-41G10, 32800-15H00, 32800-18H00, 32800-05G10, 32800-10G10, 32800-05H20, OR 32800-06G01. SOME REGULATOR/RECTIFIER ASSEMBLIES WERE PRODUCED WITH INSUFFICIENT ADHESION BETWEEN THE POWER MODULE (CIRCUIT BOARD) AND THE RECTIFIER CASE THAT CONTAINS A HEAT SINK TO DISSIPATE HEAT. DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ADHESION, HEAT GENERATED ON THE POWER MODULE CIRCUIT BOARD CAN CAUSE THE CIRCUIT BOARD TO DEFORM, AND LIFT OF THE CASE.
THIS CONDITION CAUSES EXCESSIVE HEAT ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD AND UNCONTROLLED ELECTRIC CURRENT OUTPUT, WHICH CAN RESULT IN INSUFFICIENT CHARGING CURRENT BEING PROVIDED TO THE MOTORCYCLE BATTERY. THIS CAN CAUSE DISCHARGE OF THE BATTERY AND CAN LEAD TO ENGINE STALLING AND/OR A NO-START CONDITION. ENGINE STALLING WHILE RIDING CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
SUZUKI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND SUZUKI DISTRIBUTORS WILL REPLACE THE REGULATOR/RECTIFIER WITH AN IMPROVED PART FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MARCH 2, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-714-996-7040.