Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Monday, May 26, 2014

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally XXVII

Jane and I both rode our motorcycle trikes in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day, 2005 with Rolling Thunder, along with several members of the Motorcycle Views forum. Here's that story.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BMW Recalls 2013 R1200GS Motorcycles for Transmission Seal Leakage

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 R 1200 GS motorcycles manufactured November 2012 through August 2013.

Pressure inside the transmission may cause the transmission output seal to be pushed out of place. Oil may then leak from the transmission onto the rear tire, increasing the risk of a crash.

1420 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Polar Bear Grand Tour - Best Pictures of the 2013-2014 Riding Season

We present here a gallery of the best Polar Bear Grand Tour motorcycle pictures for the 2013-2014 riding season. My definition of "best" is probably different from yours. I just looked at the more than 400 pictures published during the season and picked what I liked best -- whatever caught my eye or I thought was different or offbeat. There is also one video.

Take a look.

Monday, May 12, 2014

MV Agusta Recalls 2014 Brutale RR, Rivale 88, Brutale 800 Dragster, Brutale 800, Brutale 675, F3 800, and F3 675 Motorcycles for Swingarm Pin Bolt Problem

MV Agusta USA, LLC (MV Agusta) is recalling certain model year 2014 Brutale RR (Corsa), Rivale 800, Brutale 800 Dragster, Brutale 800, Brutale 675, F3 800, and F3 675 motorcycles manufactured December 18, 2013, through March 10, 2014.

In the affected motorcycles, the threaded bolt used to secure the swingarm pin may fail.

223 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ducati Recalls 2012-2013 Panigale 1199 and Panigale S Motorcycles - the Left Handlebar Switch May Not Get Power

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale and Panigale S motorcycles.

The left handlebar switch may not get power from its connection at the dashboard, preventing the horn, instrument panel display, high beam and right turn signals from functioning.

2,083 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Victory Recalls 2014 Cross Country, Cross Country Eight Ball, Hammer Eight Ball, High Ball, Jackpot, Judge, Ness Cross Country, Vegas Eight Ball, Vision, Boardwalk and 2015 Gunner for Incorrectly Machined Crankcase.

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2014 Victory Cross Country, Cross Country Eight Ball, Hammer Eight Ball, High Ball, Jackpot, Judge, Ness Cross Country, Vegas Eight Ball, Vision, Boardwalk, and 2015 Victory Gunner motorcycles manufactured January 22, 2014, through April 25, 2014.

The crankcase may have been machined incorrectly causing insufficient clearance between the crankshaft and crankcase, causing the engine to unexpectedly seize.

872 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.