May is Motorcycle Awareness Month, and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation reminds motorists to use their turn signals. To illustrate the problem, the MSF provided some information from an older study conducted by Response Insurance. The study says 57 percent of drivers admit they don't use their turn signals.
Ducati North America has issued a recall for select 2018 Ducati Panigale V4, Panigale V4 S, and Panigale V4 Speciale motorcycles.
The American Motorcyclist Association is issuing a special appeal to motorists to be especially aware of motorcycles during May, which is Motorcycle Awareness Month and marks the seasonal return of motorcyclists to the roadways in much of the country.
Indian Motorcycle is recalling 3,341 of its 2018 models due to unintended starting issues. Indian says that corrosion may develop within the right combination switch, potentially resulting in the motorcycle starting without the user's intent if the key fob is near the motorcycle.
2012 Zero Motorcycles Recall: Zero has recalled all 2012 Zero S, Zero DS, and Zero DSP (Police) motorcycles due to possible electrical issues that may cause a fire. The recall affects 218 units.
Polaris Industries, Inc. is recalling all 2015-2018 Polaris Slingshot "autocycles" due to seat issues. Polaris says that 24,235 units are affected.
A University of Wisconsin School study has debunked the myth of neck injury due to motorcycle helmets. Riders in crashes who were not wearing helmets suffered cervical spine injuries at a rate twice that of riders who were wearing a helmet.
Kawasaki has recalled 3,964 of its 2016-2018 ZX-10R and ZX-10RR (ZX1000R, ZX1000S, and ZX1000Z) motorcycles due to possible transmission issues.
Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD, has recalled 2,824 of certain 2016-2018 Thruxton and Thruxton R motorcycles due stalling problems.
Harley-Davidson has recalled 174,636 of its 2008-2011 Touring, CVO Touring and VSRC (V-Rod) motorcycles equipped with ABS due to possible brake failure.
KTM is yet another manufacturer involved in the huge Brembo front brake recall, and the Austrian company has recalled 2,361 of its Super Duke motorcycles.
Indian Motorcycle Company is recalling 7,392 of its 2015-2017 Roadmaster motorcycles due to wiring issues that cause the brake lights to stay on.
Another motorcycle manufacturer, MV Agusta, has been forced to issue a recall due to Brembo front brake master cylinder pistons that may fail.
Ducati has recalled 8,000 of various 2015-2018 models, including the 1299, Monster 1200, Multistrada, Panigale R, XDaviel S and Scrambler motorcycles.
Piaggio Group Americas has recalled 1,856 of 2016-2017 Aprilia RSV4 motorcycles and 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 motorcycles due to possible brake failure.