Friday, March 30, 2018

Polaris Recalls 2015-2018 Slingshot Motorcycles. The Driver-Seat and Passenger-Seat Seat Belt and Seat Back Anchoring Bracket May Have Been Improperly Welded

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling all 2015-2018 Polaris Slingshot motorcycles.

The driver-seat and passenger-seat seat belt and seat back anchoring bracket may have been improperly welded. Additionally, differences in the seat assembly may prevent proper latching of the seat slider, allowing the driver's seat to move unexpectedly.

If the seat belt buckle or seat back detach from the seat base, there would be an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. If the driver's seat unexpectedly moves, it can cause the driver to lose control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

24,235 units are affected.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

BMW Motorcycles Recalls Accessory Windscreens That Have Extra Tinting That May Reduce the Rider's Visibility

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain Accessory Windscreens, sold for installation on various motorcycles. Specifically being recalled is Windscreen model number 831917, sold for use on model year 2012-2018 F700GS motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8544629, sold for use on model year 2015-2018 R1200R motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8546224, sold for use on model year 2014-2018 S1000R motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8551929, sold for use on model year 2015-2018 S1000XR motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8554726, sold for use on model year 2013-2018 R1200GS motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8556927, sold for use on model year 2015-2018 R1200RS motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8559548, sold for use on model year 2017-2018 R1200GS motorcycles and Windscreen model number 8561755, sold for use on model year 2012-2018 F800GS motorcycles.

These windscreens have extra tinting on them that may reduce the rider's visibility. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 205, "Glazing Materials."

The darker windscreen can inhibit the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

1,571 units are affected.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run To Lighthouse Tavern, Waretown, NJ, on March 11, 2018

Check out pictures and videos of the 18th motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Lighthouse Tavern, Waretown, NJ, on March 11, 2018.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Harley-Davidson Recalls Detachable Saddlebags For a Saddlebag Latching Arm That May Disengage

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain Detachable Saddlebags, part numbers 90201561, 90201645, 90501552, 90201644, 90201555, and 90201513.

The saddlebag latching arm, part number 90200481, may disengage, allowing the saddlebag to separate from the motorcycle while riding.

If the saddlebag separates from the motorcycle while riding, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

895 units are affected.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run To Bahr's Landing, Highlands, NJ, on March 4, 2018

Check out pictures and videos of the 17th motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Bahr's Landing, Highlands, NJ, on March 4, 2018.