Piaggio Group Americas has taken swift action by submitting a safety recall report to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on August 10, 2023 pertaining to a selected 2023 Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello motorcycles, spotlighting a potential rear shock absorber flaw that could have severe implications for riders.

  • the safety recall is due to a faulty rear shock absorbers. 
  • a total of 76 units sold to customers in the US are affected by the recall. 

The concern centers around a potential breakage in the rear shock absorbers, capable of causing a loss of control for the rider and elevating the risk of a hazardous crash. This predicament, however, is confined solely to certain units within the V100 Mandello lineup, featuring Kayaba suspension components. It’s noteworthy that the V100 Mandello S, boasting Öhlins suspension components, remains unaffected by this recall.

According to Piaggio Group Americas, an estimated 260 motorcycles in the United States could potentially fall under the recall, constituting a mere one percent of the affected population. Among these, 76 units have already been sold to customers, while 184 are currently in dealer inventories across the nation.

The root cause of this issue can be attributed to non-conforming rear shock absorbers furnished with either one or both bushings missing. Consequently, these flawed components could turn at an irregular angle in their mounting points, ultimately becoming rigid and prone to breakage at the lower shock mount, as specified in the recall report filed by Piaggio.

Reports suggest that Piaggio has been alerted to two instances of this malfunction manifesting in the real world, both emerging in the Italian market. These incidents, reported on July 7 and July 27, 2023, prompted the manufacturer to promptly initiate an update campaign plan on August 4, 2023.

That said, Piaggio has decided to address this concern through a comprehensive safety recall of the affected vehicles. Owners falling within the impacted VIN range will receive instructions to take their motorcycles to authorized Moto Guzzi dealerships. Here, qualified mechanics will conduct thorough inspections of the rear shock absorbers. If any shock absorber is identified to be missing one or both bushings, it will be replaced with a duly outfitted unit, all at no cost to the affected owners.

Ducati North America has announced a safety recall for all 2020 through 2023 Panigale V2 motorcycles, citing a software error that could pose a potential hazard to riders.

  • The glitch may cause the headlight daylight position lamp (DRL) to activate while riding at night, compromising visibility and increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Similar incidents recorded in China, Spain, Japan, The US, and the UK.

Approximately 3,315 motorcycles are estimated to be affected by the recall, accounting for approximately five percent of the Panigale V2 population in North America. The recall covers units produced between December 4, 2019, and May 23, 2023. It is important to note that the affected motorcycles’ vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are not sequential, ranging from ZDMHAATW0LB000230 to ZDMHAATWXPB012777.

The issue first came to light in February 2023 when several Panigale V2 owners reported malfunctions with the instrument panel automatic light switch.

Ducati conducted an investigation following complaints from various global markets, including China, Spain, Japan, the US, and the UK. The company’s internal analysis revealed a software calibration error in a dashboard photodiode responsible for controlling the instrument panel backlight and DRLs.

To help owners identify if their motorcycle is affected, Ducati has programmed the photodiode to serve as a warning by changing the color of the dashboard backlight. Additionally, owners can manually switch on the low beam headlight using the left handlebar switchgear to ensure proper illumination during night riding.

Ducati North America is urging all owners of affected motorcycles to visit their local authorized Ducati dealer as soon as possible to rectify the issue. The recall service will be provided free of charge, including the necessary software recalibration.

Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd. has issued an official notification to all Yamaha YZF-R25 & MT-25 owners who purchased their bikes between September 2022 and March 2023, for an inspection of their Anti Brake lock System Hose routing. 

  • The safety inspection is a precautionary measure to ensure that all bikes meet the standard specification and are safe for riders.
  • Individual notices will be sent out to the owners of affected units from the second week of May 2023 onwards.

Upon receiving the notice, owners are advised to immediately contact their nearest Yamaha authorized dealer or Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd. to schedule an appointment for the inspection.

Meanwhile, affected owners can CLICK HERE to access the frame numbers involved with the recall.

Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd. requests that owners continue to follow the instructions stated in the owner’s manual for riding and maintaining their bikes in the meantime. If any owners find that their motorcycle is unsafe to ride, they can directly go to their nearest Yamaha authorized dealer or Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd.

The safety of Yamaha riders is of utmost importance to Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd., and the company is committed to ensuring that all Yamaha motorcycles meet the highest safety standards. By conducting this safety inspection programme, Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd. aims to ensure that riders can continue to enjoy their Yamaha YZF-R25 & MT-25 bikes with peace of mind.

Yamaha owners are advised to refer to Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd.’s web-site and Apps (Yamaha Motor Malaysia) for contact details and any further updates regarding the inspection.

Ducati has issued a recall for select 2023 Diavel V4 models due to a faulty passenger foot peg issue. The problem, which could cause the passenger to lose their foot support suddenly, increases the risk of a crash or injury.

  • a total of 145 units of the new generation Diavel V4 is affected by the recall. 
  • The affected models were produced between February 16 and March 30, 2023.

Ducati North America identified the issue as a production defect on the part of the supplier of passenger foot pegs. The company notified the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the problem on Thursday, April 13, 2023.

According to the recall notice, up to 145 examples could be impacted by the issue.

Ducati has already distributed recall campaign instructions to its North American dealerships. The letter instructs service departments to inspect the batch stamping on the underside of each passenger peg. If the unit bears a “K22” code, dealers will replace the component free of charge.

However, right-side passenger pegs (PN.46520942AA) and/or left-side passenger foot pegs (PN.46520952AA) not designated within the “K22” batch will not be replaced.

The recall is a precautionary measure taken by Ducati to ensure the safety of its customers. The company advises owners of affected motorcycles to take their vehicles to a Ducati dealership as soon as possible for inspection and repair.

Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) telah mengumumkan panggilan semula (Product Recall) membabitkan motosikal jenis Suzuki Hayabusa. 

Berdasarkan notis yang dikongsikan, panggilan semula itu melibatkan model 15 unit keluaran 2021 hingga 2023. 

Meskipun tidak dinyatakan secara terperinci sebab utama panggilan semula itu namun berdasarkan notis panggilan semula di Amerika Syarikat, isu tersebut melibatkan brek ‘master cylinder’. 

Pemilik Suzuki Hayabusa boleh membuat semakan menerusi pautan berikut; dan memasukan nombor ‘vehicle identification number’ (VIN). 

Sebelum ini, JPJ turut mengeluarkan notis panggilan semula membabitkan motosikal jenis Honda X-ADV 750. 

BMW North America has issued a safety recall for all 2019-2023 BMW R 1250 GS, R 1250 GS Adventure and R 1250 RTP due to the potential risk of a broken gearbox input shaft. 

  • The massive recall involved the bike’s gearbox input shaft that could potentially broke due to overload. 
  • The safety recall involved all 2019-2023 BMW R 1250 GS/GS Adventure and R 1250 RTP in North America. 

The safety recall was announced on January 18, 2023, whereby the gearbox input shaft could break if become overloaded in certain situations. 

According to BMW, all 18,489 units of motorcycles in North America are affected by the recall including 6,812 units of R 1250 GS, 9,401 units of R 1250 GS Adventure and 2,276 units of R 1250 RTP. 

The recall was established after BMW received a complaint from a GS owner back in 2020 that his bike suffered a broken gearbox input shaft which also subsequently blocked the rear wheel. 

Two similar incidents emerged not long afterwards. 

However, the most concerning incident came in 2022, whereby two riders got into an accident due to similar instances with one of them suffering an injury. 

The incident triggered BMW to intensify its analysis of the matter and determined that due to an abrupt difference between the engine speed and the rotational speed of the final drive component, the gearbox input shaft could overload and eventually break. 

However, it is yet to be determined whether the incidents affect the same model currently on sale in Malaysia. 

BMW’s latest scooter, the CE-04, might be the most advanced electric scooter ever built, yet it’s still not enough to avoid a recall due to a faulty horn bracket.

  • BMW issued a recall for the firm’s electric scooter, the CE-04.
  • A faulty horn bracket could affect the motorcycle steering system.

If you think the issue is minor, think again because should the horn’s bracket loosen over time, the component could fall off and lead to a steering lockup when the operator turns to the left.

This is because the CE-04’s horn is tucked under the motorcycle’s front end. 

Nevertheless, CE-04 owners are advised to contact the nearest dealership and make appointments to replace the affected components.

Powering the CE-04 is a permanent-magnet liquid-cooled synchronous motor capable of producing 42hp @ 4,900rpm and 62Nm @ 1,500rpm. 

Thanks to a sizeable 8.9kWh battery, the CE-04 can hit a max range of 130km. 

Other notable features include:

  • full LED headlight
  • 10.25-inch TFT instrument cluster
  • keyless ride
  • three riding modes
  • BMW Motorrad ABS
  • electronic reverse
  • ventilated storage compartment with USB Type-C

The CE-04 is currently unavailable in Malaysia but is on sale in America for a recommended price of USD11,795 (RM54.8k).  

BMW Motorrad issued a recall for the company’s flagship R 1200 GS and R 1250 GS produced between 2013 and 2021.

  • More than 400,000 units are affected by this worldwide recall.
  • BMW R 1200 GS and R 1250 GS are affected by the recall. 

In total, 440,00 units of the R 1200 GS and R 1250 GS are affected by the recall, with over 70,000 units in Germany alone.

According to reports, the recall is to retrofit a ventilation hole to the cardan shaft. BMW will drill a tiny hole near the cross joint at the rear to allow the insertion of a valve.

The valve will allow air and moisture to flow out of the cardan tunnel instead of going into it and damage the shaft, which could result in loss of power.

Although there is no official announcement regarding the recall yet, reports suggest that the modification is not urgent; instead, it is highly advisable for owners of the model as mentioned above to wait for the next scheduled service appointment at local dealers for the necessary fitting. 

Also, the much-needed modification is free of charge. 

Interestingly, BMW has been made aware of the matter and has since fitted all newly built BMW R 1200 GS and R 1250 GS with the ventilation valve.

(Source: Motorrad)

Yamaha Motor Corporation USA issued a recall notice for some of the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT.

The vehicle safety recall is due to a faulty throttle grip that could break if the grip is used to pull up the bike after lying on its side.

The breakage could lead to a restricted throttle movement, affecting the rider’s input and subsequently increasing the risk of a crash.

It is estimated that 453 bikes are affected by the recall produced between February 15, 2021, to July 8, 2021.

Meanwhile, a possible warning that the rider might notice is an unexpected resistance when applying throttle and a potential slow return to idle when the throttle is released.

Yamaha advises that affected owners should not ride the motorcycle until proper service is performed.

  • KTM Malaysia telah mengesahkan arahan yang dikeluarkan oleh Ibu pejabat KTM di Austria.
  • Motosikal yang terjejas adalah sesetengah unit tertentu dalam rangkaian 1290 Super Duke.
  • Pihak KTM akan menghubungi semua pemilik motorsikal yang disahkan dalam masa yang terdekat.


  • KTM Malaysia confirms direction from KTM HQ in Austria.

  • Affected are certain units in the 1290 Super Duke range.

  • KTM Malaysia is now working to identify the bike owners and will get in touch with them soonest.

Following the news of Brembo extending their recall to KTM, we’ve confirmation from KTM Malaysia that certain KTM 1290 Super Duke R and KTM 1290 Super Duke GT are included.

Please refer to previous coverage below.

Brembo official statement released on PR16 master cylinder recall

The recall is specifically for motorcycles that are fitted with the front Brembo PR16 master cylinders that are usually mated to the Brembo M50 Monobloc calipers.

The eminent Italian brake manufacturer has announced earlier with regards to discovering possible defects of the pistons in the master cylinders produced between 2015 to 2017, citing, “The anisotropy of the piston material, in addition to potential porosity introduced during the injection process, could lead to crack generation and thus potential component failure.”

The polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) piston may crack after repeated hard use at the racetrack or with frequent ABS intervention, or after a fall.

Brembo will replace the plastic piston with an aluminium one.

The affected KTMs are:

2015 – 2016 1290 Super R
2016 1290 Super Duke R SE
2016 1290 Super Duke GT
2017 – 2018 Super Duke R and 1290 Super Duke GT

Please be reminded that models not fitted with the PR16 master cylinder are not included in the recall. Similarly, those who fitted the specified master cylinder through the aftermarket channel aren’t affected.

KTM Malaysia advices owners of the above motorcycles to await correspondence from them, as they are working to identify the affected units. For more information, please call KTM Malaysia.

  • Notis rasmi dari Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) Malaysia

  • Pelan “recall” suis pencucuhan (ignition switch) dan pendakap tangki petrol (fuel tank bracket)

Perhatian kepada semua pemilik Yamaha YZF-R25. Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. (Jepun) baru sahaja membuat pengumuman untuk sebuah pelan “recall” kepada motorsikal Yamaha YZF-R25. Ini kerana terdapat isu dengan dua komponen motorsikal tersebut iaitu suis pencucuhan (ignition switch) dan pendakap tangki petrol (fuel tank bracket). (more…)


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