Several recalls were announced from major OEMs including Ducati, Polaris, Suzuki and Yamaha.
Ducati Panigale and Hypermotard, Brembo Brakes
Ducati North America is recalling certain 2018 Ducati Panigale V4, Panigale 959, Panigale 1299 FE and Hypermotard motorcycles. The friction material on the rear brake pads may detach from the backing plate.
Affecting 2018 models of some Ducati motorcycles and rear Brembo brakes is due to concerns that the brake pad friction material may detach from the brake pad backing plate because of reduced bonding, resulting in a loss of rear brake efficiency and increased stopping distance. NHTSA Recall No. 18V-480.
Remedy: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear brake pads. Brake pads from the affected batch will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Sept. 15, 2018. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446.
Bobcat 3400 and 3400XL Utility Vehicles
This recall involves model year 2015 through 2018 Bobcat 3400 and 3400XL gas engine-equipped utility vehicles manufactured by Polaris Industries. The recalled utility vehicles are white and black with orange decals and have one or two rows of seats and a rear box. The utility vehicle’s exhaust header pipe can crack, posing burn and fire hazards.
Remedy: Consumers should contact an authorized Bobcat dealer to schedule a free repair. Bobcat is contacting all known purchasers directly. Bobcat’s recall number is 18-757.
Polaris Gravely Utility Vehicles
Polaris is recalling all model year 2015 through 2018 Gravely Atlas JSV 3000 and 6000 gas-engine-powered utility vehicles. The recalled utility vehicles were sold in red and have one or two rows of seats and a rear box. The utility vehicle’s exhaust header pipe can crack, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy: Consumers should contact an authorized Gravely dealer for a free repair. If the exhaust system becomes noisier, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles. Gravely is contacting all known purchasers directly. Polaris’ recall number is 18-758.
Suzuki DR-Z400S and DR-Z400SM
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S and DR-Z400SM motorcycles. During assembly, the resin that fills the rear brake stop lamp switch may have adhered to the internal contacts, which can prevent the brake lamp from illuminating.
Remedy: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will install a new stop lamp switch assembly, free of charge. The recall began on July 16, 2018. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s number for this recall is 2A84.
Yamaha MT-07 and XSR700
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is recalling certain 2018 Yamaha MT-07J, MT-07JC, XSR700J and XSR700JC motorcycles. The bolts that connect the drive chain guard to the swingarm may loosen, possibly causing the chain guard to contact the drive chain and break.
Remedy: Yamaha will notify owners and dealers will replace both chain guard mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2018. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990120.