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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Polaris Recalls 2015 Slingshot and Slingshot SL Motorcycles for Upper Pinion Bearing Failure on the Steering Rack Assembly

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured August 26, 2014, to January 9, 2015, and 2015 Slingshot SL motorcycles manufactured August 18, 2014, to January 10, 2015.

In the affected motorcycles, the upper pinion bearing may fail on the steering rack assembly, resulting in the pinion gear disengaging from the steering rack.

If the steering pinion gear disengages from the steering rack, a loss of steering control could result.

1,896 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tucker Rocky Recalls 2013 Speed and Strength SS200, SS300, and SS400 Motorcycle Helmets for Failure to Meet Certain Performance Requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218, "Motorcycle Helmets"

Tucker Rocky Distribution (Tucker Rocky) is recalling certain Speed and Strength SS200, SS300, and SS400 motorcycle helmets manufactured February 1, 2013, to December 7, 2013, sizes XS-XXL.

The helmets fail to meet certain performance requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

A rider may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of serious injury.

15,653 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Tucker Rocky Recalls 2013 Speed and Strength SS500DVD Motorcycle Helmets for Failure to Meet Certain Performance Requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218, "Motorcycle Helmets"

Tucker Rocky Distribution (Tucker Rocky) is recalling certain Speed and Strength SS500DVD motorcycle helmets manufactured April 12, 2011, to August 31, 2013, sizes XS, S, and M.

The helmets fail to meet certain performance requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

A rider may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of serious injury.

1,379 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Polaris Recalls 2015 Slingshot and Slingshot SL Motorcycles for Roll Hoops That Do Not Meet Hardness Specifications

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured August 26, 2014, to December 16, 2014, and 2015 Slingshot SL motorcycles manufactured August 18, 2014, to December 15, 2014.

The affected motorcycles may be equipped with roll hoops that do not meet hardness specifications.

If the roll hoops do not meet strength specifications, in the event of a rollover crash they may not provide proper protection, increasing the risk of a personal injury.

1577 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to The Exchange, Rockaway, NJ on Jan. 25, 2015

Check out pictures and videos of the 14th motorcycle run of the 2014-2015 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to The Exchange, Rockaway, NJ on January 25, 2015.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Polar Bear Grand Tour Run to Lago, North Brunswick, NJ on Jan. 18, 2015

Check out pictures of the 13th motorcycle run of the 2014-2015 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Lago, North Brunswick, NJ on January 18, 2015.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Piaggio Recalls 2014-2015 Aprilia Shiver 750 and 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Motorcycles for Possible Rear Wheel Lockup

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Aprilia Shiver 750 motorcycles manufactured February 10, 2014, to October 28, 2014 and 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 motorcycles manufactured November 14, 2013, to October 16, 2014.

Due to improper machining of the output gear shaft face, the fastening screw on the sprocket may loosen and the rear wheel may lock up.

337 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.