Motorcycle Recalls 2012

Most of us have gone through it before—just when you’re thinking your bike or car is running great, you’re hit with a recall. Although you should be notified about any recalls by mail, that doesn’t always happen for one reason or another. Listed below are the latest 2012 recalls for bikes, as of mid-June 2012.

If your bike is included in this list, be sure to contact the dealer right away for information on how to get the problem corrected.


  • BMW 21000RR, manufactured between 9/1/11 and 4/10/12. Reason: Connecting rods may loosen when the engine is hot or running at high speed, which could mean “catastrophic” engine failure.
  • Ducati model year 2012 848 EVO, Hypermotard 796, Monster 1100 EVO, Monster 796, Multistrada 1200 ABS and Streetfighter 848. Reason: Friction material could detach from the backing plate of the rear brake pads, which could result in rear brakes failing.
  • Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO, Hypermotard 796, Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP C, Monster 1100 EVO, Monster 696 and Monster 796, , manufactured from 6/25/11 to 11/30/11. Reason: Fuel line may contain small cracks, which could cause a fuel leak and a fire under certain circumstances.
  • Ducati Monster 1100 EVO, manufactured between 1/17/11 and 1/24/12 equipped with rear rims marked DU6-RR. Reason: Spokes in the rear wheel may develop cracks over time, eventually resulting in failure of the rear wheel rim.
  • Harley Davidson FLHP, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHTCUSE7, FLHTCUTG, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXSE3, FLTRU, FLTRX and FLTRXSE, manufactured from 6/6/08 to 9/16/11. Reason: The rear brake light switch may be exposed to extreme heat from the exhaust system, which could cause a brake fluid leak and affect rear brake performance.
  • Honda GL 1800 Gold Wing manufactured from 2001 through 2010 and 2012. Reason: The combined braking system’s secondary master cylinder may cause the rear brake to drag, which could generate enough heat to catch fire.
  • Kawasaki Concours 14 Police, manufactured from 2009 to 2012. Reason: Additional accessories may cause the main fuse to blow, which could result in the engine stalling.
  • Kawasaki EX250JCF, EX250JCFA, EX250JCFAL, EX250JCFL, EX650ECF, EX650ECFL, EX650CCF and EX650CCFL, manufactured from 9/13/11 through 10/25/11. Reason: Circlips on the footpeg mounting pins may break and fall off, causing the footpeg to fall off.
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX 6R, models manufactured from 2009 through 2012. and Ninja ZX 10R, models manufactured from 2008 through 2011. Reason: The regulator/rectifier may not sufficiently charge the battery, which could cause it to stall.
  • Piaggio Fly 50 (model year 2011 through 2012), Vespa LX50 (model year 2010 through 2012) and Vespa S50 (model year 2009 through 2012). Reason: Ignition control unit may fail and alter ignition timing, which may cause an ignition backfire into the airbox, creating a fire hazard.
  • Suzuki AN400, AN650 and DL650, manufactured before 12/17/11. Reason: Brake light actuating switches may fail, which may prevent the scooters from starting or the brake lights from illuminating when the brakes are used.
  • Triumph Spring GT, manufactured from June 2010 through June 2011. Reason: The top box locking handle is missing a clip, which may cause the top box to fall off.
  • Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger 800CX, manufactured from September 2010 through June 2011. Reason: The optional accessory center stand assembly contains a defective return spring that may break, resulting in the stand dropping and dragging along the road surface.
  • Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger 800CX, manufactured from September 2010 through June 2011. Reason: The engine management software is malfunctioning, which could result in the engine stalling when decelerating.
  • Yamaha XTV12B/BC (Super Tenere), manufactured from 6/1/11 through 8/31/11. Reason: The fuel pump o-ring may have been installed incorrectly, which could result in a fuel leak that might cause a fire.
  • Yamaha XVS95/CT (V Star 950/V Star 950 Tourer), manufactured from October 2008 through August 2011, and XVS1300/CT (VStar 1300/V Star Tourer), manufactured from August 2006 to March 2007. Reason: There may be an improper seal from the fuel pipes for the fuel injectors and the fuel hose that connects them, which could cause a fuel leak and a subsequent fire hazard.


Remember, even if your bike seems to be running great, it’s important to contact your dealer if your make and model is on this list of recalls. And it’s equally as important to keep informed of upcoming recalls in case your bike is included in a future recall. After all, as much as we all love our bikes, there’s nothing more important than a safe ride.

Adam Brandon is a blogger who writes for Leonard’s Garage & Service Center, an auto repair shop in Austin TX that services all makes and models of cars and motorcycles. For more information, contact them at Leonard’s Garage & Service Center, 4401 South 1st Street, Austin, TX, 78745, Phone: (512) 445-2892.

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Posted by on July 3, 2012. Filed under BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Top Stories, Triumph, Yamaha. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.