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cautionProducts placed on the market in the EU are subject to general safety requirements. These requirements are included in the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC (GPSD) which aims at ensuring that only safe consumer products are sold in the EU.

The European Commissions’ Rapid Alert System (RAPEX) enables the quick exchange of information about dangerous non-food products posing a risk to health and safety of consumers.

FEMA will publish recalls from the RAPEX reports that are of concern to motorcyclists, such as recalled motorcycles or motorcycle clothing.


2021

Week 38 – Honda – CB500FA/XA & CBR500RA. Production dates: CBR500RA: 26.08.2019-20.12.2019, CB500FA: 31.07.2019-15.12.2019, CB500XA: 20.06.2019-17.01.2020. In the ABS (Antilock Braking System) modulator, excessive grease was applied to the O-ring of the reservoir piston due to improper management of the equipment for applying grease to components. During continued use in this condition, foreign matter adheres to the grease that has moved to the out valve, and it may become pinched in the check valve during braking, causing input pressure leak, and increasing the braking distance. The product does not comply with the requirements laid down in the Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles. Click here for the original listing.

Week 37 – BMW – S 1000 RR. Production dates: 12 February 2020 – 7 May 2020. The cam-follower shaft may be screwed incorrectly after the cylinder head has been replaced. As a result, oil may leak onto the rear tyre, increasing the risk of an accident. Click here for the original listing.

Week 37 – Suzuki – Burgman 125, Burgman 200. Production dates: 02 April 2018 – 05 June 2020. The fuel line may be defective. This could lead to a fuel leakage, increasing the risk of fire. Click here for the original listing.

Week 36 – Kawasaki – Ninja H2 SX, Ninja SX SE, Ninja SX SE+. The affected vehicles were manufactured from 2018 to 2020. An insufficient amount of bearing grease might have been applied to the needle-bearings in the rear hub housing (roller bearings), during the manufacturing process. Consequently, the bearings might become damaged, leading to the blockage of the rear wheel while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of an accident. Click here for the original listing.

Week 36 – Suzuki – UH125AL9; UH125AM0; UH200AL9 – Production dates: 02.04.2018 – 05.06.2020. The fuel hose may have been manufactured using a resin-based extrusion mandrel that was larger than design specification, thus it may have an improperly loose connection with the metal fuel hose connection pipe. As a result, fuel may leak at the joining point, increasing the risk of fire. The product does not comply with the requirements laid down in the Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles. Click here for the original listing.

Week 29 – KTM – Super Adventure / Super Adventure S / Super Adventure R. Model year 2021. The plastic plug on the carbon filter drain hose may melt by the heat emanating from the exhaust and act as an ignition source. Consequently, small quantities of fuel may escape through the open/damaged plug and melting plastic can drip onto the exhaust manifold, increasing the risk of fire. Click here for the original listing.

Week 27 – KTM – 450 SX-F EU. Model year: 2021, 2022. The gear-selector drum may be defective and could break. This could result in consequential damage to the transmission and in locking of the rear wheel, increasing the risk of an accident. Click here for the original listing.

Week 27 – Husqvarna – 701 Vitpilen/Svartpilen. Due to discrepancies in the assembly process, there may be a misalignment between the gear teeth on the licence-plate holder and the swing arm. This may lead to the licence-plate holder being twisted and may subsequently cause the collar nut on the rear wheel spindle to loosen. As a result, the licence-plate holder may become detached, leading to increased risk of an accident. Click here for the original listing.

Week 27 – Biltwell – Motorcycle helmet Gringo S DOT. The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient. In the event of an impact, users may suffer head injuries. Click here for the original listing.

Week 18 – KTM – 790 Adventure. Model year: 2019, 2020. Due to insufficient preload force of the return spring, the brake piston may not return to its original position. This could impair the functioning of the front brake, increasing the risk of an accident. Click here for the original listing.

Week 18 – Husqvarna – 701 Enduro LR. Model year: 2020. Due to the shape and mounting position of the motorcycles’ front fuel tanks, occasional abrasion may occur on both fuel lines. This could result in a fuel leakage, increasing the risk of fire. Click here for the original listing.

Week 16 – Ducati – Multistrada V4S. Model Year: 2021. The valve guides may have quality issues that could lead to excessive wear of the engine components. Consequently, this excessive wear can lead to engine failure, which may increase the risk of an accident. Click here for the original listing.

Week 16 – Honda – CBR1000 SPL/STL. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 9 December 2019 and 3 June 2020. During the production assembly process, the left cushion connecting plate was installed with the inside and outside reversed, which may cause an excessive load to be applied to it. As a result, the plate could break, causing a sudden drop in ride height and leading to increased risk of an accident. Click here for the original listing.

Week 16 – KTM – RC 390 R. Model Year: 2018. Due to deviations during the heat treatment of the raw material, cracks may occur on the handlebar clamps. Consequently, these cracks could cause the handlebar clamp to break off together with the mounted clip-on handlebars, increasing the risk of an accident. Click here for the original listing.

Week 15 – Kawasaki – Ninja H2 SX/ SX SE/ SX SE+. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2018 and 2019. The gear wheels may break due to restrictions on the gear shifting. This could lead to obstruction of the drivetrain, increasing the risk of an accident. Click here for the original listing.

Week 15 – Suzuki – GSX250R. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 6 February 2017 and 27 February 2018. The headlamp is fitted with an incorrect bulb that may resonate with the engine vibrations in a certain speed range. Consequently, the filament of the headlamp bulb could break and the headlamp could become unlit, increasing the risk of an accident. Click here for the original listing.

Week 12 – Honda – CRF1100A, CRF1100D4. Excessive grease was applied to the O-ring of the reservoir piston in the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) modulator. As a result, foreign matter may adhere to the grease and become pinched in the check valve during braking, causing input pressure leak and increasing the braking distance. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 6 November and 19 December 2019 (there was an earlier recall for vehicles manufactured between 11 July and 1 November 2019). Click here for the original listing.

Week 11 – Yamaha – FJR1300. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2015 and 2020. The gearbox may be defective. This can lead to propulsion failure, increasing the risk of an accident. Click here for the original listing.

Week 9 – Ducati – XDiavel. Model years: 2016-2018. The side stand bracket may become loose. This could potentially cause a parked motorcycle to fall, causing injury to the rider or to people in close proximity. Click here for the original listing.

Week 8 – KTM – 1290 Super Duke R, model year 2020. The wiring harness in the lower part of the rear end may be damaged due to errors in the assembly process. This may lead to chafing of the wiring harness, leading to increased risk of fire.

Week 7 – Honda – CRF1100A/D. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 11 July and 1 November 2019. Excessive grease was applied to the O-ring of the reservoir piston in the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) modulator. As a result, foreign matter may adhere to the grease and become pinched in the check valve during braking, causing input pressure leak and increasing the braking distance.

Week 7 – KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas – SX / SX-F / SMR – MJ, moel year 2021. Due to shortcomings in the manufacturing process, a defective drive chain may be installed. As a result, the the drive chain could break increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 5 – Yamaha – FJR1300, MT-10, MT-09, NIKEN, TMAX, XT1200. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2012 and 2020. Due to oxidation, an electrical fault may occur in the brake-light switch that is fitted on the handlebar brake lever. This may lead to malfunctioning of the cruise control, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 5 – Zero Motorcycles – SR/F, SR/S. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 14 February 2019 and 19 June 2020. Due to humidity in the stop-lamp switch, the stop lamp may malfunction. This will increase the risk of an accident.

Week 2 – Ducati – Scrambler 1100. Model years: 2018-2021. The exhaust valve cable could contact the main positive battery wire. This can result in an electrical short circuit, increasing the risk of fire.

Week 2 – Ducati – Panigale V4, Panigale V4S, Streetfighter V4, Streetfighter V4S. Model year: 2020. Due to defective raw material used on the flywheel (generator rotor), it may break, damaging the generator cover and causing an oil leak. Leaking oil may drip into the path of the rear tire, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 1 – Honda – CRF1000/1100A/D. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 29 November 2017 and 19 October 2020. The fuel filter may be clogged by zinc oxide particles, generated during the welding process of the fuel tank. This could cause the motorcycle to lose power or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of an accident.

2020

Week 52 – Yamaha – NMAX125, X-MAX125, X-MAX300, X-MAX400, YZF-R3, MT-03, XSR700, TRACER 700, TENERE 700. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2013 and 2020. The rear retro-reflector does not properly reflect the light coming from behind the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle would not be sufficiently visible for the following traffic, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 52 – BMW Motorrad – Leather jacket. The product contains chromium VI (measured value: 18.11 mg/kg) that may come into contact with the skin. Chromium (VI) is sensitising and can trigger allergic reactions. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Week 51 – Honda – CRF1000A/D. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 29 November 2017 and 27 June 2019. The pannier installation was not fully carried out in accordance with the fitting instructions. As a result, in may become detached in motion, posing a risk to the following traffic.

Week 51 – Triumph Motorcycles – Rocket 3 GT, Rocket 3 R, Rocket 3 TFC models, equipped with anti lock brakes (ABS). The affected vehicles were manufactured between 11 July 2019 and 1 September 2020. A small amount of air may be present in the rear ABS modulator. This can result in impaired brake efficiency, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 51 – AJS Motorcycles – Cadwell, Tempest. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 1 November 2016 and 1 November 2018. The rear brake master cylinder is defective. This can cause a loss of braking when the rear brake is applied, increasing the risk of an accident. This defect does not affect the front brake; therefore the rider may not be aware of the loss of rear brake pressure when the front and rear brakes are applied together.

Week 49 – Piaggio – Vespa GTS, Vespa GTV. The affected vehicles are from model year 2020. The zinc surface finishing of a part of the brake hose end fittings can be inadequate. This can result in extended brake lever travel, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 45 – Honda – CBR1000STL/SPL. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 17 December 2019 and 2 August 2020. Due to inappropriate tightening torque settings, the gear change pivot bolt may loosen when a strong up-shifting is applied. During continued use, the bolt will break and the change pedal will come off, making it impossible to change gear and thus leading to increased risk of an accident.

Week 45 – Silence motorcycle helmet – MKT-99211-00. Batch nr. 5387. The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient. As a result, the user may suffer head injuries in the event of an impact. Furthermore, the product does not have instructions in national language for safe use of the device. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Regulation ECE 22-05. Measures ordered by public authorities: withdrawal of the product from the market.

Week 35 – Triumph – Street Scrambler, Street Twin. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 9 August 2018 and 23 July 2020. A wiring harness may be misrouted and can become damaged by coming into contact with the lower lug on the main frame headstock. This can result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 35 – Honda – CBR1000 STL/SPL. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 1st June 2020 and 16th July 2020. The oil pan bolts may not be tightened to the required torque during the post-production inspection which can cause them to become loose or fall out. As a result, oil contamination can spread to the rear wheel, causing the motorcycle to lose traction.

Week 34 – Triumph – Tiger 900, Tiger 900 GT, Tiger 900 Rally, Tiger 900 GT Pro, Tiger 900 Rally Pro, Tiger 900 GT Low. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 9 October 2019 and 26 February 2020. The rear reflex reflector is not sufficiently affixed and may detach from the motorcycle. This would result in poor visibility of the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 29 – Kawasaki – Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR. Production dates: between 2019 and 2020. Misprogamming of the engine control unit (ECU) may result in ‘after-fire’ of the engine at high engine load and simultaneous use of the Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS). This may cause damage to the engine and lead to fire due to the high temperature of the exhaust gas.

Week 29 – Husqvarna – Vitpilen 701, Svartpilen 701 and Svartpilen Style 701. Type / number of model: 701 Svartpilen Style: model year 2019, 701 Svartpilen: model year 2019-2020, 701 Vitplen: model year 2018-2020. The seal between the fuel pump and the fuel sensor might deform with time. Consequently, fuel could leak, which in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a fire and burns.

Week 27 – Aprilia – RSV4 – TUONO. Production dates: From July 2016 to February 2020. The detachment of the support plate for the friction material in the front brakes could lead to a reduction in braking capacity.

Week 25 – Best – B110 motorcycle helmet size L. The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient. In the event of an impact, users might suffer head injuries. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Regulation ECE 22-05. The product is to be withdrawn from the market.

Week 25 – Scotland – Motorcycle helmet size L. The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient. In the event of an impact, users may suffer head injuries. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Regulation ECE 22-05. The product is to be withdrawn from the market.

Week 23 – Royal Enfield – Himalayan 410, Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 1 October 2017 and 1 May 2020. The brake callipers can corrode if the vehicle is driven in certain road conditions (applied salt in winter, melting ice, etc.). This will impair the braking performance, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 23 – Honda – CBR1000. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 20 December 2019 and 10 March 2020. The engine connecting rods are not sufficiently strong. This may result in engine failure and a consequent loss of control over the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 19 – BMW – R NINE T, R1250GS, R1250RT, R1250R, R1250RS, K1600GT, K1600B. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 31 October 2019 and 30 January 2020. Due to inappropriate materials’ characteristics, components may come into contact with the spokes of the rear wheel. This may lead to loss of control over the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 19 – Yamaha – YZF-R25, YZF-R3. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2018 and 2019. The front brake pipe can be damaged by a loose connection to the front wheel fork and by getting into contact with a cable. This can lead to a sudden drop in braking pressure, increasing the braking distance and the risk of an accident.

Week 19 – Yamaha – TMAX XP530. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2017 and 2019. The centre stand may be inadequately welded and could break. As a result, the motorcycle may fall, increasing the risk of an injury.

Week 18 – Indian Motorcycle – MY 2014 Chief, Chief Classic, Chieftain. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 6 June 2013 and 30 June 2014. Possible defect in the electrical system. This may result in unexpected loss of the headlight, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 17 – Indian Motorcycle – Challenger. Model year 2020, production dates: 16/07/2019 to 13/12/2019. The output shaft bearing might have been improperly lubricated. This could lead to unintended or sudden deceleration while in movement, increasing the risk of accident.

Week 17 – Indian Motorcycle – 111c.i. Production dates: 06/06/2013 to 30/05/2019. Due to oxidation on the contacts, the gear position switch may provide an inaccurate signal, which can lead to an incorrect gear being displayed, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 16 – KTM – 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R. Production dates: 2019-2020. The material of the rear brake line might be defective. Consequently, when subject to extreme conditions, it could break, leading to the failure of the rear braking system and increasing the risk of accident.

Week 16 – Triumph – Touring Range Trophy A1, Trophy SE A1, Trophy SE A1 Launch. Production dates: The affected vehicles were manufactured between 18 June 2012 and 5 October 2016. A misrouted front brake hose may damage the ignition switch wiring. This may result in a malfunction of the head and tail lights or an engine stall, leading to an increased risk of an accident.

Week 15 – BRP – Can-am Spyder RT. The strength of the support of the brake mechanism is insufficient. Consequently, it could break in the event of an emergency, leading to a loss of braking capacity and increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 14 – BMW – C 400 X, C 400 GT. Production dates: Between 08.03.2018 and 18.01.2020. The position of the Bowden cables in the throttle grip allows water to accumulate in them. When driving at temperatures below freezing point, the cables could become sluggish or even freeze, affecting the throttle control and increasing the risk of accident.

Week 13 – Avon – Cobra Chrome motorcycle tyre. Production dates: 8.4.2018 to 1.6.2019. A possible manufacturing defect can lead to a rapid drop in tyre pressure and, consequently to loss of control over the vehicle.

Week 9 – Harley-Davidson – FLHTCUTG, FLRT, FLHTCUTGSE. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 12 March 2018 and 5 November 2019. Due to a faulty sensor, one of the rear brakes may engage unintentionally. This could result in loss of control over the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 9 – Suzuki – Address. The affected vehicles were manufactured between October 2014 and May 2019. Improper plating material was used on the movable contact terminals of the horn and brake switches, which can lead to corrosion of the contact surfaces. As a result, the horn will not work properly and the engine may fail to start.

Week 9 – Royal Alloy – GT/GP 125 CBS. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 1 January 2018 and 31 January 2020. The front brake pad can detach from its retaining clip and fall away from the brake disc if the brake pad material is worn to a level below 2.5mm. This can result in significantly decreased braking efficiency and possible brake failure, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 7 – Ozone – Motorcycle helmet. Type/number of model: A951. The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient. As a result, users may suffer head injuries In the event of an impact. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Regulation ECE 22-05.

Week 6 – Triumph – Speed Twin. Production dates: 01/10/2018 to 17/12/2019. The gear change lever linkage may become loose from the ball joint. Consequently, the end of the gear lever might excessively move, preventing the driver from changing gear, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 6 – Triumph – Thruxton, Thruxton R, Thruxton TFC, Thruxton 1200, Thruxton 1200R. Production dates: 25/01/2016 to 01/05/2019. The side stand spring may fracture. As a result, with the side stand folded up, the side stand cut-off switch might be engaged, leading the engine to stall, increasing the risk of accident.

Week 6 – Piaggio – Vespa GTS 125-300, Vespa GTV300, model 2019, production dates: 03/10/2018 to 05/07/2019. The brake line terminals might have been incorrectly galvanised. Consequently, hydrogen could leak into the brake fluid, causing an extended brake lever travel, decreasing the braking capacity and increasing the risk of accident.

Week 4 – Ducati – Multistrada 1260. The affected vehicles were manufactured in 2018. The sidestand may break due to defective welding. As a result, the motorcycle can inadvertently fall, increasing the risk of injuries.

Week 4 – Moto Guzzi – V85 TT. A part of the drive shaft can be non-compliant. This can lead to an oil leak onto the back wheel, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 4 – Quadro 3 – The backrest/carrier (Sissy bar) is not sufficiently strong and could break. This can lead to loss of the load, posing a risk to the following traffic.

Week 3 – Indian Motorcycle – Chief, Chieftain, FTR1200, Roadmaster and Springfield. The 10A circuit breakers might not meet the required functional specifications. Consequently, they might fail, causing the engine to unexpectedly stop running, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 2 – X-Pro – Minidirtbike Firefly 49cc orange, KXD708A. The product has sharp edges and angles. Consequently the user could become injured while riding the bike. Accessible parts become hot during use. If touched, the user could burn. The fuel shut-off control is located at the carburettor intake and the vent hose of the fuel tank has no support. Consequently, fuel could leak onto hot surfaces and lead to a fire. The speed limiting device does not work. As a result, the vehicle could reach high speeds and make the user lose control, increasing the risk of accident.

2019

Week 51 – Ducati – Hypermotard 950. The negative terminal of the battery might be defective. Consequently, the electricity provision to the vehicle’s electrics and engine might fail, increasing the risk of accident.

Week 51 – Triumph Motorcycles – Accessory Quickshifter Kit. The body of the Triumph shift assist (TSA) assembly may come in contact with the linkage clamp assembly. Consequently, the assisted gear change might fail, resulting in an unexpected missed gear or false neutral, increasing the risk of an accident. Triumph shift assisst (TSA) accessory kit to allow full and partial throttle up-shifts without the use of the clutch. The product was sold for aftermarket installation on Triumph Speed Triple S & Speed Triple RS motorcycles only.

Week 50 – BRP – Can-am Ryker three-wheeled motorcycle. The affected vehicles are from model years 2019 and 2020. The wheel nuts may crack resulting in a reduced clamping force. This could eventually affect the integrity of the wheel assembly and the vehicle’s behaviour, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 48 – Indian – Chief, Springfield, Chieftain & Roadmaster. Model year 2014-2019. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 06 June 2013 and 30 May 2019. Due to oxidation on the contacts, the gear position switch may provide an inaccurate signal, which can lead to an incorrect gear being displayed. Incorrect gear indication can increase the risk of an accident.

Week 47 – Polaris – Slingshot S/SL/SLR/GT, model year 2015 and 2019. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 15/05/2014 and 25/04/2016. Under certain conditions, the capability of the battery fuse block terminals might be exceeded by the actual electrical current requirements. Consequently, the terminal could be damaged leading to a loss of forward and rear lighting, instrument cluster or power steering assist, increasing the risk of accident.

Week 45 – Honda – Z125. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 13 March 2018 and 17 September 2019. The strength of the rear carrier is insufficient to accommodate its maximum payload (3 kg). As a result, the carrier could break and loaded objects may fall onto the road, posing a risk to the following traffic.

Week 43 – BMW – K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL, K 1600 B. Model year: 2015-2019. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 22.09.2015 and 26.09.2019. The functional “shift fork / selector sleeve / gearwheel” group of the gearbox might become damaged. Consequently, two gears might be engaged at the same time causing the rear wheel to be blocked, or the teeth of the gears sheared off, increasing the risk of accidents.

Week 43 – BMW – S 1000 RR. Model year: 2018 to 2019. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 05.09.2018 and 27.08.2019. The strength of the material of the inlet and outlet hoses in the oil cooler is inadequate. Consequently cracks might build at the connection between oil hose and oil pipe, leading oil to leak on the rear wheel, increasing the risk of accident..

Week 43 – Ducati – Superleggera, Panigale R Final Edition, Panigale R. Type / number of model: 1199 Superleggera, model year: 2014;, 1299 Panigale R Final Edition, model year: 2018;, 1299 Superleggera, model year: 2017;, Panigale R, model year: 2015 – 2017. The engine crankcase pressure can push engine oil into the airbox. Consequently, oil may leak from the airbox drain hose directly onto the rear wheel. This will cause the rear tyre to lose traction, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 43 – Suzuki – GSX-R1000R/RZ. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 10 March 2017 and 7 January 2019. Due to improper communication control program, unnecessary error signals are transferred between the inertial sensor and ABS unit when the battery voltage is too low. As a result, the ABS function may not work, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 42 – Honda – CRF450L. Model year: 2019. The affected vehicles were manufactured between the 19th June 2018 and the 18th April 2019. The horn stand might not be sufficiently strong. Consequently, it may spontaneously break, causing the horn to detach while riding, increasing the risk of accidents.

Week 39 – BMW – G 310 GS, G 310 R, C 400 GT, C 400 X. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 21 April 2016 and 08 August 2019. Surface corrosion could occur within the non-anodised calliper piston bore. Corrosion on the surface of the calliper could impair the piston’s clearance within the bore, affect brake performance and increase the risk of an accident.

Week 39 – Dunlop – Motorcycle tyre Trailmax Meridian, model: 170/60 ZR17 M/C 72W, 150/70 ZR18 M/C 70W, 150/70 R17 M/C 69V. The tyres may be affected by an open tread splice that can lead to a tread bulge or tread detachment affecting the operation of the motorcycle. In case the tread detaches during high-speed operation, the motorcycle could be subject to vibration and the driver may lose control, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 36 – BMW – S 1000 RR. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 9 May 2019 and 7 June 2019. Defective drill hole may restrict the oil supply to the gearbox. This could cause damage to the gears and blocking of the back wheel, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 35 – BMW – S 1000 RR. The affected vehicles were manufactured between September 2018 and March 2019. Some of the supply and return pipes of the oil cooler were incorrectly moulded. As a result, the oil hose may become detached from the fitting and oil may leak out, increasing the risk of an accident and fire.

Week 35 – Suzuki – Burgman 200. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2 August 2017 and 4 January 2019. Certain riveted joints may be defective due to a manufacturing error. As a result, the rear belt pulley may break and the rear wheel may lock, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 34 – Betamotor – RR MY20 2T/4T. The two rear shock absorber fastening screws may be defective and could break. Consequently, the rear of the motorcycle would be lowered, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 33 – Aprilia – Shiver, Dorsoduro 750/900, Mana 850. The front brake pump may be defective. This may result in a self-actuation of the front brake, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 33 – Moto Guzzi – California, Eldorado, Audace, MGX21. The front brake pump may be defective. This may result in a self-actuation of the front brake, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 28 – Suzuki – GSX250R. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 10 December 2015 and 6 March 2019. Water may get into the rear brake light switch and corrode the metal parts. This could cause the rear brake light to fail to illuminate, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 28 – Keeway – Superlight 125. The affected vehicles were manufactured in 2017 and 2018. When the front brake pads are worn our above certain level, they could fall out of the brake caliper. This can impair the braking efficiency, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 26 – Yamaha – XMAX 125, XMAX 300. The affected vehicles were manufactured in 2019. The handbrake lever may be defective and could break. This may result in loss of control of the vehicle, possibly leading to an accident.

Week 25 – Honda – CRF250LA, CRF250RLA, CBF300RNA. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 01 June 2018 and 09 November 2018 (CRF250LA ) and 01 June 2018 and 11 December 2018 (CRF250RLA, CBF300RNA). The circlip at the mainshaft may loosen from its groove which may cause the gear teeth in the transmission to break. This will prevent shifting of the gears, causing the engine to stall or locking of the rear wheel, possibly leading to an accident.

Week 25 – Triumph – Cafe Racer Fairing, classic range: Thruxton, Thruxton R; Dual seat: 1200, 1200R. The two conduits in the aftermarket Cafe Racer Fairing kits have insufficient clearance and may cause damage to the wiring. This may result in a loss of headlights, turn signals or possibly an engine stall, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 22 – Yamaha – YZF-R3, MT-03. The affected vehicles were manufactured in 2019. The handbrake lever may be defective and could break. This may result in loss of control over the vehicle, leading to an accident.

Week 16 – Honda – PCX125 (WW125), PCX150 (WW150). The affected vehicles were manufactured between 14 April 2014 and 22 December 2017. Possible oxidation and increased contact surface resistance of the turn signal switch, hazard switch and dimmer switch. This may result in failure of the turn signal, hazard signal or high beam lights, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 16 – Harley-Davidson – Street 750, Street-Rod. The affected vehicles in were manufactured between 19 May 2015 and 12 June 2018. Corrosion may occur around the brake caliper bore. This could affect the brake function, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 15 – BMW – C 600 Sport, C 650 Sport, C 650 GT. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 09 February 2011 and 23 August 2018. The front brake hose may get damaged over time, which may lead to a loss of brake fluid. This can reduce brake performance, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 15 – Yamaha – TMax XP530A. The affected vehicles were manufactured in 2017 and 2018. Faulty programming of the engine control unit may cause the engine to stall suddenly at idle or at low RPM. This may increase the risk of an accident.

Week 15 – Triumph – Speed Twin. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 21 September 2018 and 04 February 2019. The coolant hose between the radiator and expansion tank may have been misrouted and consequently come into contact with the exhaust header pipe, potentially causing damage to the hose. A leak from the radiator hose may allow coolant to escape and get onto the rear tyre. This could cause the rider to lose control over the vehicle, leading to an accident.

Week 13 – Suzuki – Address. The vehicles affected were produced between May 2015 and March 2018. Owing to a production fault, the angle of the generator rotor installation on the crankshaft may not be adequate. This may cause damage to the crankshaft and subsequently lead to engine failure and to an accident.

Week 13 – Yamaha – TMAX XP530. Vehicles produced between 2017 and 2018 are affected. Limited durability of the belt-drive causes damage and, consequently, a loss of power transmission. As a result, the rider could lose control of the motorcycle..

Week 13 – Aprilia, Piaggio – SR and Typhoon (50cc, Euro4). Due to a manufacturing defect, the fuel tank air inlet pipe may have remained partially or completely closed. This could reduce the fuel flow to the engine and cause it to stop while the motorcycle is in movement, increasing the risk of accidents.

Week 12 – Triumph – Street, Bonneville. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 11 August 2015 and 13 January 2019. The clutch cable can contact and potentially damage the wiring within the main harness. As a consequence, headlight or indicator lighting may malfunction or engine power could be lost without warning, increasing the risk of an accident.

Week 12 – KTM – 1290 Super Adventure. The affected vehicles were manufactured in 2015 and 2016. Possible defect in the fuel tank may lead to fuel leakage in the seating area. Fuel leakage close to a source of ignition may increase the risk of the vehicle catching fire.

Week 11 – Yamaha – MT-03, YZF-R3. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2015 and 2017. Possible defective hose on the radiator. A leak from the radiator hose may allow coolant to escape and get onto the rear tyre. This could cause the rider to lose control over the vehicle, leading to an accident.

Week 6 – Kawasaki – Type/number of model: ZR900B, ZR900D, ZR900C sales name: ZR900. The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2018. Owing to incorrect installation, the rear wheel brake line and/or the ABS sensor cable can be damaged through contact with the rear wheel. This can lead to failure of the rear wheel brake and the ABS, which could lead to an accident.

Week 5 – Yamaha – Tricity, MWS125, MWS125A, MWS150A. The vehicles concerned were produced between 2017 and 2018. Poor material resistance of the hoses in the area of the cooling water expansion tank can lead to the loss of cooling water. The cooling liquid could leak onto the road and the rider could consequently lose control of the motorcycle.

Week 4 – BMW – F 750 GS, F 850 GS. The vehicles affected were produced between 14.5.2018 and 12.11.2018. The connecting rods in the engine have not been correctly fitted and may lead to engine defects. This can increase the risk of an accident.

Week 4 – Ducati – Monster 821, Monster 1200, SuperSport 939. Model year: 2017-2019 (Monster 1200; SuperSport), model year: 2018-2019 (Monster 821). The interference fit between the lever tip pin and the gear shift lever may not perform, which may cause the pin to detach. This leads to an increased risk of a crash.

Week 4 – KTM and Husqvarna – KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica, model year 2019, Husqvarna FR 450 Rally, model year 2019. Under certain circumstances, fuel can leak around one of the screw sets in the area of the petrol pump flange. This could increase the risk of fire.

Week 3 – Ducati – Panigale V4, Panigale V4 S, Panigale V4 Speciale. There is the possibility for engine oil to leak from one of the hydraulic tensioners for the front and rear bank timing chains. The oil may leak onto the engine sump and onto the tyre.

Week 3 – Ducati – Panigale V4, Panigale V4 S, Panigale V4 Speciale. A crack may occur at the level of the outlet pipe of the oil cooler. As a consequence, oil may leak leading to an accident.

Week 3 – Piaggio/Aprilia– Beverly, Fuoco, MP3, X EVO, SRV. The welds in the tank may not be adequate. As a consequence fuel may leak, leading to an accident.

Week 2 – Polaris – Slingshot (three-wheeled motorcycle). Model year 2015 and 2016, specific vehicles built between 15/05/2014 and 08/10/2015. The backup camera could fail internally and melt the voltage regulator over-mold. As a consequence, the circuit fuse may blow, which would inhibit proper tail light function.

Week 1 – Honda – VFR800F. Production period: between Nov 22, 2017 and Jul 20, 2018; model year: 2018. Some canister charge tubes are routed improperly and can touch the exhaust pipe. The heat from the exhaust pipe can damage the tube and may cause a fire.

2018

Week 51 – KTM and Husqvarna – KTM 50SX from model year 2019 and HQV TC 50 from model year 2019. The carburetter slide may stick in the fully open position, preventing the engine to wind down after full acceleration while continuing to run at high speed. This can lead to uncontrollable riding conditions.

Week 51 – Yamaha – MT-07, Tracer700, XSR700, vehicles manufactured between 2016 and 2018 are affected. The chain guard may become detached and fall onto the road. This can lead to accidents.

Week 51 – Yamaha – SR400, vehicles manufactured between 2013 and 2016 are affected. The nut on the oil line may have been insufficiently tightened. This can result in oil leaks and present a skid hazard. 

Week 50 – Honda – ADV750, model year: 2017-2018, production period: between 26/01/2017 and 04/10/2018. When the motorcycle is continuously ridden at low speed, the heat generated affects the PPTC (polymer positive temperature coefficient) device of the ECU and the motorcycle may enter into fail safe mode. This makes it impossible to shift gear and the driving force may be lost and it will not be possible to continue riding.

Week 48 – Kawasaki – Ninja H2 SX. Vehicles produced in 2018 are affected. The main stand may flip open during travel because of an error in the safeguard mechanism manufacturing process. This could lead to an increased risk of accidents.

Week 47 – Aprilia – RSV4 1000/Tuono V4 1100-Radial master cylinder PR. Vehicles RSV4 1000 RR, RSV4 1000 RF, TUONO V4 1100 RR, TUONO V4 1100. There is a manufacturing defect on the piston that forms part of the front brake master cylinder. This could affect the hydraulic circuit, which may increase the motorcycle’s stopping distance.

Week 47 – Ducati – Panigale and Hypermotard. Model year 2018. On specific vehicles, the friction material on the rear brake pads may detach from the backing plate. As a consequence the rear brake could become less effective, which could lead to accidents.

Week 47 – Harley-Davidson – Softail, Touring, Trike, CVO & Police, vehicles produced between 2017 and 2018 are affected. An internal leak in the hydraulic clutch control mechanism may mean that the power transmission system cannot be disengaged. This may result in a loss of control over the vehicle.

Week 46 – GASGAS – EC/XC 250/300. Models manufactured between May 2017 and May 2018. Due to incorrect dimensions the front wheel axle could break. This can lead to accidents.

Week 46 – Suzuki – DL650A, GSX-S750, GSX-R1000. Model Year: 2017 – 2018. Due to incorrect sealing of the fuel pump fitting on the fuel tank, the O-ring on the fuel pump may be twisted. As a consequence, fuel may leak from the fuel tank.

Week 46 – Bering – Heated motorcycle gloves Vesuvio and Oxsana. The creepage distance between the live primary circuit and the accessible secondary circuit is too small. Moreover, the inside of the gloves overheat. Accessible parts of the product could become live, leading to an electric shock or the user could suffer burns from the overheating glove.

Week 39 – Indian – Scout, Scout Sixty, Scout Bobber. Model year 2017 & 2018. The vehicles affected were manufactured between 10 January 2017 and 07 May 2018. There might be air in the brake liquid circuit of the ABS system. This can cause a descrease in the performance of the brake, which could increase the risk of accident.

Week 39 – Suzuki – DL250. The part concerned is the Top Case rack for the Suzuki DL250 model produced before 16 February 2018. The mounting inserts for the top case rack may not be strong enough. As a consequence, the top case rack could break and the top case fall onto the road, hindering following traffic.

Week 38 – MV Agusta – F1 B1 B3. Specific motorcycles built between 12/03/2018 and 30/04/2018. On some models the fork has an axle carrier with an excessive play of the wheel clamping screw. This defect could cause a potential malfunction of the fork assembly, which would lead to loss of control of the vehicle during normal use.

Week 37 – Triumph – Street Triple R and Street Triple RS. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 31 March 2017 and to 04 January 2018. Serial Numbers: from 831983 to 873231. The electrical circuits in the left hand switch cube are sealed incorrectly. This can cause moisture to penertrate the cube, which can cuase malfunctioning of the turn signal indicator and headlamp control switches, and lead to an accident.

Week 35 – Honda – CRF1000, CRF1000A, CRF1000D, CRF1000A2, CRF1000D2.  The recall affects Model year: 2016 – 2018. EC-type approval number: e4*2002/24*3185*00, e4*168/2013*00033*00, e4*168/2013*00033*01, e4*168/2013*00033*02; vehicles, produced from units within 2016, 2017 & 2018. The circlip of the main stand can easily break. As a consequence, the motorcycle may fall when placed on the main stand or the main stand could detach while the motorcycle is being ridden.

Week 33 – BMW – F 750 GS (K80) and F 850 GS (K81). Production period: between 18.06.2018 – 03.07.2018. The oil pump sprocket might not be correctly screwed on. The oil supply to the engine may not be guaranteed and the motor might stall unexpectedly.

Week 32 – Honda – CRF250R. Type: ME12. The recall affects 2018 MY vehicles, produced from 06/10/2017 to 04/04/2018. The clutch outer and the judder spring are inadequate. If the motorcycle is ridden repeatedly with a high engine rpm, the clutch outer overheats and can break, which would result in an accident.

Week 31 – Ducati – Panigale. The vehicles affected were produced in 2018. Fuel may leak from the fuel tank. This could lead to a fire.

Week 30 – Ducati – Super Sport, Super Sport S. The vehicles affected were produced in 2017 and 2018. The drain hose for the fuel tank could be incorrectly positioned. The hose could thus come into contact with the exhaust manifold, leading to a fire.

Week 27 – Zero Motorcycles – DS, S, DSP. The motorcycles in question were manufactured between 21/10/2011 and 23/07/2012. Contact between the battery casing and its mounting can result in damage to the casing. This can cause moisture to penetrate the battery, which can lead to a short circuit and a fire.

Week 27 – BMW – G 310 GS (K02) and G 310 R (K03). Production period between 21.04.2016 – 02.05.20. The side stand connection might bend or brake. This can lead to an insecure standing position of the motorcycle, leading to injuries.

Week 22 – Suzuki – GSX-R125/S125. The vehicles affected were manufactured between 08.12.2016 and 05.03.2018. The front engine mounting bolts may become loose. The frame of the motorcycle could consequently break, causing the rider to lose control.

Week 21 – Bering – Vesuvio heated motorcycle gloves Noir (T10); BGH920; products sold between 13/9/2016 and 21/3/2018. Risk type: burns, electric shock. The creepage distance between the live primary circuit and the accessible secondary circuit is too small and the inside of the gloves overheat. Accessible parts of the product could become live and user could suffer burns. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60335 and EN 61558.

Week 19 – Indian Motorcycles – Specific motorcycles built between 20/04/2017 and 17/11/2017. The right hand switch control cube could be faulty. This could cause the motorcycle to power-up or start unintentionally, placing the rider at a risk of injury.

Week 19 – Benelli – Leoncino 500 and TRK 502. The recall affects model year 2017 motorcycles. The front brake pump may be defective. Under particular conditions, the defect could lead to an increased stopping distance.

Week 17 – Polaris – Slingshot (three-wheeled motorcycle). Specific motorcycles built between 22/04/2014 and 26/02/2018. The driver and passenger seatbase frames may lack welds and the driver seatbase frame may contain a seat slider defect. This could increase the risk of a crash occurring, or increase the risk of injury during a crash.

Week 13 – Horex VR6. The motorcycles concerned were manufactured in 2017. A sensor on the front brake pump may be defective. This would result in a decrease in braking action.

Week 13 – Qtech/ZPF – Motorcycle helmet. Type/number of model: Q998/DP998. Serial numbers ranging from 34.842.801 to 34.849.200. The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient. In the event of an impact, users may suffer head injuries. The product does not comply with the ECE regulation No. 22.05.

Week 13 – Qtech/Jix – Motorcycle helmet. Type/number of model: FF601/JX-F601. The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient. In the event of an impact, users may suffer head injuries. The product does not comply with the relevant standard DOT FMVSS No 218.

Week 13 – Qtech/Jix – Q7/ FF007 -Type approval E9.05.10312, Q998/DP998, FF601/JX-F601. The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient. In the event of an impact, users may suffer head injuries. The product does not comply with ECE regulation No. 22.05 or with the relevant standard DOT FMVSS No 218 (FF601/JX-F601).

Week 10 – Moto Morini – Corsaro ZZ. The vehicles affected were produced between 18/05/2017 and 10/12/2017. Cracking may occur in the front master brake cylinder. The braking performance might be reduced as result.

Week 10 – Suzuki – GSX-R1000/R. The recall affects model year 2017 – 2018 motorcycles, produced from 02/02/2017 to 01/12/2017. If an excessive load is applied to the powertrain while changing gears, the drive chain could come off or break. This would result in the motorcycle suddenly losing power.

Week 9 – Triumph – Various models: Classic Range, Thruxton, Thruxton R, Thruxton 1200 (Dual Seat), Thruxton 1200R (Dual Seat). Motorcycles built between 12/11/2015 and 22/12/2017. The engine management software may not always maintain a stable engine idle when the throttle is opened and closed very quickly, with the clutch disengaged. This could lead to the engine stalling without warning, which could cause an accident.

Week 9 – Honda – GL1800A Goldwing. The recall affects model year 2010 – 2016 vehicles, produced from 23/09/2008 to 22/10/2015. The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the air bag inflator may degrade over time due to heat cycles and exposure to moisture. In the event of the airbag being deployed, the excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture and metal fragments may pass through the cushion material causing injury to the rider.

Week 9 – Indian Motorcycles – Roadmaster. Motorcycles built between 06/06/2014 and 27/07/2017. Water may enter a rear light wiring harness and cause corrosion. Corroded wires may cause erratic operation of the rear and brake lights, leading to an accident.

Week 8 – TM Racing – SMR. The vehicles affected were produced between 2015 and 2017. Cracking may occur in the front master brake cylinder. This could lead to reduced braking performance.

Week 8 – KTM – 690 Duke. Model year 2016. Tolerance deviations in the fuel tank system may result in fuel leaks. Fuel leakage could lead to a fire.

Week 8 – MV Augusta – F4 RR, F4 RC. Vehicles built between 27/11/2014 and 27/10/2017. A defect in the front brake master cylinder could cause the brake cylinder to malfunction. This could lead to a loss of front braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash. 

Week 8 – Kawasaki – Ninja ZX-10R / RR. Affects model years 2016-2018. The strength of some gears in the transmission may not be sufficient. The gears could break if they receive excessive impact force during shifting.

Week 7 – Ducati – Various models: Scrambler, Multistrada, Monster, XDiavel, Panigale. The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 2015 and 2018. The floating piston in the front radial cylinder for the front brake may be faulty. This could lead to a reduction in brake effectiveness.

Week 7 – Aprilia – RSV4-Tuono 1100. The vehicles concerned were produced between 2015 and 2017. There may be a fault with the front brake system. The fault could lead to a reduction in braking performance and the risk of an accident. 

Week 7 – Husqvarna – FS450. The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 2015 and 2017. The actuating piston on the front wheel master brake cylinder may be defective. This could lead to reduced brake effectiveness.

Week 6 – KTM, Husquarna – Models KTM 690 DUKE R, MJ 15 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, MJ15 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT, MJ16 FS 450 MJ 16-18. Model years 2015-2018. A possible weakness in the brake piston may cause cracks. Cracks in the brake piston could lead to brake failure.

Week 3 – Kawasaki – Versys-X 300. Vehicles produced during 2017 are affected. Because of vibrations, the socket of the brake/rear-light bulb may fall out of the lamp assembly, resulting in failure of the rear light. If the rear lights fail, the vehicle is no longer adequately visible from the rear, especially when visibility is poor.


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