Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Polar Bear Grand Tour Best Pictures and Videos of the 2014-2015 Riding Season

We present here a gallery of the best Polar Bear Grand Tour motorcycle pictures and videos for the 2014-2015 riding season. My definition of "best" is probably different from yours. I just looked at the more than 1000 pictures and 50 videos published during the season and picked what I liked best -- whatever caught my eye or I thought was different or offbeat.

Take a look and listen.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Honda Recalls 2014-2015 CBR1000S for an Improperly Manufactured Rear Shock Absorber

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles manufactured December 9, 2013, to March 28, 2014, and 2015 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles manufactured October 20, 2014, to February 27, 2015.

The affected motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber. The nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock.

If the damper rod nut loosens, shock absorber performance would be affected, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

504 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Triumph Recalls 2014-2015 Daytona 675R and Speed Triple R Motorcycles for an Improperly Manufactured Rear Shock Absorber

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Daytona 675 R and Speed Triple R motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2014, to April 1, 2015.

The affected motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber. The nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock.

If the piston rod nut loosens, shock absorber performance would be affected, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

566 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Yamaha Recalls 2015 YZF-R1M Motorcycles for an Improperly Manufactured Rear Shock Absorber

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 YZFR1M motorcycles manufactured January 19, 2015, to March 23, 2015.

The affected motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber. The nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock.

If the piston rod nut loosens, shock absorber performance would be affected, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

350 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.