Suzuki is Recalling certain model year 2011-2014 GSX-R750 and 2009-2014 GSX-R1000 motorcycles

20 10 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 20, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject : Missed Shifts may Result in Chain Detachment

Report Receipt Date: OCT 07, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V629000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 23,073

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

SUZUKI

SUZUKI

Model

GSX-R1000

GSX-R750

Model Year(s)

2009 – 2014

2011 – 2014

Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

SUMMARY: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 GSX-R750 and 2009-2014 GSX-R1000 motorcycles. If a gear is missed while upshifting, the strain applied to the drive chain after the next shift may cause the rear axle to move, damaging the left-side drive chain adjuster.

CONSEQUENCE: If the drive chain adjuster gets damaged, the drive chain may come off, removing power to the rear wheel, and increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left-side chain adjuster with an improved part. The recall is expected to begin on October 17, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki’s numbers for this recall are 2A40, 2A41, 2A42 and 2A43.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Triumph is Recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Triumph Street Triple R motorcycles

20 10 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 20, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject : Bolts at Steering Head could Loosen

Report Receipt Date: SEP 10, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V548000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,368

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

TRIUMPH

Model

STREET TRIPLE

Model Year(s)

2012 – 2013

Manufacturer: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD

SUMMARY: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Triumph Street Triple R motorcycles manufactured July 1, 2012, to October 1, 2013, and equipped with ABS. In the affected motorcycles, the four bolts that secure the two cable guides on either side of the headstock do not contain threadlock. As a result, the bolts could loosen.

CONSEQUENCE: If the bolts loosen, steering movement could be restricted, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will replace the four bolts with new bolts containing threadlock, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph’s number for this recall is Service Bulletin 501.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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KYMCO Recalls ATVs Due to Burn, Fire Hazards

8 10 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 8, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: All-terrain vehicles

Hazard: In hot environments or high elevations, the fuel cap can fail to vent properly, causing the fuel to heat up and pressure to build up in the tank. The pressure can cause the fuel tank to rupture or the fuel to boil out of the tank onto the operator or hot engine, resulting in burns to the operator or a fire.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: KYMCO USA toll-free at (888) 235-3417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email info@kymcousa.com, or online at www.kymcousa.com and click on Recall Information for more information.

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RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 540

Description: The recall involves model year 2013, 2014 and 2015 KYMCO MXU 700 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) including standard, LE and Camo versions. The vehicles came in black, camouflage, gold, green, red and silver. The words KYMCO and MXU 700, MXU 700 LE or MXU 700 Camo are on the front of the hood and on each rear fender. The vehicle identification number (VIN) in the format RFBLU45U*xBxxxxxx is located on the frame behind the right front wheel. The 10th digit of the VIN indicates the model year: D = 2013, E = 2014 and F = 2015. ATVs with the last six VIN digits in the following ranges are being recalled:

Model year VIN RANGE (VINs begin with RFBLU45U*)
2013 DB120111 through DB130158
2014 EB120203 through EB130204
2015 FB120315 through FB320123

* represents a check digit that varies in each VIN

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact an authorized KYMCO dealer for a free repair. The original gas caps must be collected by the dealer to confirm the repair.

Sold at: KYMCO dealers nationwide from April 2013 to August 2014 for about $9,000.

Importer: KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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Arctic Cat Initiates All-Terrain Vehicle Recall affecting an estimated 35,386 units

1 10 2014

Company to make gear-case repairs through dealerships;

Warranty expense will lead to one-time pre-tax charge
of approximately $5.4 million

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – October 1, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Arctic Cat Inc. (Nasdaq: ACAT) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling its all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) manufactured in 2008 and a portion of the models produced in 2009; a component in the front gear box may not meet the company’s standards. There are no confirmed reports of serious injuries traced to the front gear case.

“Consumer safety is at the top of Arctic Cat’s values,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chris Twomey. “We ask ATV owners of affected models to stop riding their vehicles and to bring them to one of our dealers, so we can make the necessary repairs free of charge, and allow users to ride their ATVs again as soon as possible.”

This recall affects an estimated 35,386 ATVs from the 2008 model year and 4,495 ATVs from the 2009 model year. All registered owners of the affected ATVs will be notified by direct mail. A toll-free number is available for consumers to call with any questions: US 1-800-279-6851, CANADA 1-800-373-0717.

The company will record a charge of approximately $5.4 million pretax (about $3.5 million after-tax, or $0.27 per diluted share) to cover warranty expense for the ATV repairs. Arctic Cat plans to take the non-recurring charge in the 2015 fiscal second quarter ending today, September 30, 2014.

About Arctic Cat

Arctic Cat Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles under the Arctic Cat® brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.arcticcat.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for certain forward-looking statements. The Company’s Annual Report, as well as the Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company’s press releases and oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer, contain forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated. The words “aim,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate” and other expressions that indicate future events and trends identify forward-looking statements including statements related to our fiscal 2015 outlook, business strategy, benefits of our co-branding partnership with Yamaha and expected product demand. Actual future results and trends may differ materially from historical results or those anticipated depending on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to: product mix and volume; competitive pressure on sales, pricing and sales incentives; increase in material or production cost which cannot be recouped in product pricing; unexpected delays in the introduction of new products; changes in the sourcing of engines; interruption of dealer floorplan financing; warranty expenses and product recalls; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; product liability claims and other legal proceedings in excess of reserves or insured amounts; environmental and product safety regulatory activity; effects of the weather; general economic conditions and political changes; interest rate changes; consumer demand and confidence; and those set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2014, under heading “Item 1A. Risk Factors.” The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Bad Boy Buggies Recalls Recreational Off-Road Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

29 09 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 29, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Bad Boy Buggies Off-Road Vehicles

Hazard: Incorrect parking brake adjustments and improperly bled brake lines can diminish a consumer’s braking ability, posing a crash hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Bad Boy Buggies toll-free at (855) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.badboybuggies.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 4,460

Description: This recall involves gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled recreational vehicles manufactured by Bad Boy Buggies. The vehicles have bench seats for the driver and passenger, a cargo bed in the rear of the two-person model, and a rear-facing back seat in the four-person model. The recreational vehicles were sold in black, camouflage, green and red, and have 1¾ inch tubular steel exterior frames. The recalled off-road vehicles have serial numbers ranging from 8004970 through 8012901. Serial numbers are printed on a plate or label on the steering column. Brand and model names are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicle. Model names included in the recall are:

  • Ambush and Ambush iS
  • Instinct
  • Recoil and Recoil iS

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact Bad Boy Buggies or an authorized dealer for a free repair.

Sold at: Bad Boy Buggies dealers nationwide from August 2012 through May 2014 for between $9,600 and $14,400.

Manufacturer: Bad Boy Buggies, of Augusta, Ga.

Manufactured in: United States

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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Harley-Davidson is Recalling certain model 2014 FL & FX motorcycles

29 09 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 29, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject : Clutch may not Remain Disengaged

Report Receipt Date: SEP 05, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V537000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 105,746

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle MakeH-DH-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

H-D

ModelFLHRSEFLHTCU

FLHTCUTC

FLHTCUTG

FLHTK

FLHTKSE

FLHTKSHRINE

FLHTP

FLHX

FLHXS

FLHXSHTINE

FLSTNSE

FXSBSE

Model Year(s)20142014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

SUMMARY: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014 Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Street Glide (FLHX), Tri Glide Ultra (FLHTCUTG), CVO Limited (FLHTKSE), CVO Road King (FLHRSE), CVO Breakout (FXSBSE), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Twin Cooled (FLHTCUTC), Ultra Limited Shrine (FLHTK SHRINE), Street Glide Shrine (FLHX SHRINE), and CVO Softail Deluxe (FLSTNSE). In the affected motorcycles, a component in the clutch master cylinder may fail, reducing the pressure available to keep the clutch disengaged.

CONSEQUENCE: If the clutch does not remain disengaged, the motorcycle may creep forward while the rider intends to be stopped, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will rebuild the affected clutch master cylinders, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0159 & 0160.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.





Harley-Davidson is Recalling certain model year 2015 XG500 and XG750 motorcycles

29 09 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 29, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject : Fuel Filler Neck And Cap Not Sealing Properly

Report Receipt Date: SEP 05, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V536000
Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,384

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

H-D

H-D

Model

XG500

XG750

Model Year(s)

2015

2015

Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

SUMMARY: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2015 XG500 and XG750 motorcycles manufactured June 11, 2014, to August 14, 2014. The fuel tank filler neck may be insufficiently flat, preventing the fuel cap from sealing properly.

CONSEQUENCE: If the fuel cap doesn’t properly seal, fuel may leak, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

REMEDY: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycle and test to see if fuel can leak from under the fuel cap. Any motorcycle that leaks fuel from under the fuel cap will have its gas tanked replaced, free of charge. The recall began in late September 2014. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0161.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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