Motorcycle Consumer News-May 2012-Ducati is recalling certain mode l year 2011-2012 Monster 1100 EVO motorcycles, manufactured from January 17, 2011, through January 14, 2012 and equipped with rear rims marked with code DU6-RR. Over time, the spokes on the rear rim may develop cracks. Cracks may lead to failure of the rear wheel rim, increasing the risk of a crash. Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear wheel rim, free of charge. The safety recall began on March 7, 2012. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or go to their website at www.ducati.com. NHTSA Campaign ID #: 12V073000
Motorcycle Consumer News-May 2012-Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2012 EX250JCF/A/AL Ninja 250, EX650ECF/L Ninja 650 and KLE650CCF/L Versys motorcycles manufactured from September 13, 2011 through October 25, 2011, Due to engine vibration and damage during assembly, the circlips on the foot peg mounting pins can break and fall off and causes the foot peg to detach from the motorcycle. If the foot peg detaches, it could create a road hazard for other vehicle traffic and distract the rider, increasing the risk of a crash. Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger foot peg pin circlips, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to being on or about March 12, 2012. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 866-802-9381. NHTSA Campaign ID #: 12V081000010.
Motorcycle Consumer News-May 2012-Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Ninja ZX-10R, and 2009-2012 Ninja ZX-6R motorcycles manufactured from December 14, 2007 through July 26, 2011. Due to a manufacturing error, the regulator/rectifier may insufficiently charge the battery. If the battery discharges, the motorcycle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the voltage regulator, free of charge. The safety recall began on February 24, 2012. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 949-770-0400. NHTSA Campaign ID#: 12V064000.
Motorcycle Consumer News-May 2012-Harley Davidson is recalling accessory brake line kits sold for installation on certain model year 1996-2012 Dyna and certain model 1999-2012 Softail motorcycles. Due to manufacturing and installation conditions these accessory brake line kits may leak. If the leak occurs and remains undetected, the rider may have reduced braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash, leading injury or death. Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycles and replace the accessory brake lines, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall began on March 8, 2012. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 800-258-2464. The Harley-Davison recall Campaign numbers is 0143. NHTSA Campaign ID#: 12E0080000.
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