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Defective motorcycles 2011, what is happening?
Defective motorcycles 2011, what is happening?

When our colleagues from the road safety department of the AMM (Mutua Motera association) provided us with the report they have made based on the public data provided by the National Consumer Institute on its own website and we were able to verify that in the past year 38 motorcycle models had major factory defects. Thus, when cold, it can be alarming and if you analyze the motorcycles and brands of those 38 models, neither the most exclusive brands nor the most expensive models are saved.

For example, the brake system of the Honda Goldwing GL 1800 can burn out, or certain Yamaha FJR 1300, Triumph Tiger 800, Daytona 675, Kawasaki ZX 1000 or Suzuki, among which are the GSX R 600/750 or GSF 650/1250, they can stop running unexpectedly. But even the 2010 MV AGUSTA F4 1000 has a lack of robustness defect in a part of the sub-chassis that can cause the bike to become unstable. And these flaws not only affect motorcyclesThere are also original accessories such as suitcases or rear chests that can be dropped on the go.

Triumph Sprint ST

But if we continue to delve further into the subject, we realize that in the vast majority of cases it is the brands themselves that inform the consumer authorities about the problem detected and the measure with which they intend to correct this defect. Thus, for more serious cases that can cause an accident, the brands usually notify the motorcycle owners to correct the defect at the brand dealer at no cost to the user. For less serious defects, they are corrected when we take the motorcycle to the workshop, either for review or for any other action. But the owner identified in the database is not always the current owner and not all owners take their motorcycle to the official workshop of the brand, so there may be many owners who do not know that your motorcycle has a manufacturing defect important.

Do not think that now there are more defective motorcycles than before because now we know with a single click the defects of all the motorcycles on the market. This must be thanked not only to the internet, but also to manufacturers who are increasingly transparent when communicating these defects to consumers. But what if the brand does not communicate that defect or is simply not aware of it? Well, we as owners can also notify the consumer authorities of the defect or even through the AMM itself by completing a form, they will carry out the process for us.

I recommend you take a look at the full report and thus see what type of defect we are talking about in each case, but I put a list of the most important ones.

Those affected by major defects in the year 2011 are:

  • Harley Davidson: Softail models (with security system kit); Touring.
  • Honda: GOLDWING GL-1800 models; PAN EUROPEAN ST-1300 / A; VT750, DBF1000; XL700V TRANSALP; XL1000V VARADERO and LEAD.
  • Kawasaki: KLX 250 models; KLW450AB; EJ800AB; VN900BB; KX250YB; KX450EB and ZX1000.
  • KTM: DUKE 125.
  • MV AGUSTA: F4-1000 MY 2010.
  • SUZUKI: GSX-R600 / 750; GSF650 / 1250; GSX650F; GSX130BK; GSX1300R; GSR600; VLR1800 / VZ1500; VL800; SFV650; AN400 / 250.
  • Triumph: TIGER 800; TIGER 800XC; SPRINT GT; DAYTONA 675.

YAMAHA: WR125; FJR1300; SY05 MOD. EC03; VMAX 1700; YZF125R

The 2012 It has already been released with the first alerts:

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