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Kawasaki, BMW, Recalling Several Bikes

Chaparral Motorsports
November 2, 2010
Kawasaki, BMW, recalling several bikes

Kawasaki and BMW are both recalling several models for motorcycle parts issues that the companies say could increase the risk of an accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some Kawi Vulcans manufactured from between 2009-2010 may have a faulty engine control unit. If a rider is coasting with the clutch pulled in, the engine control unit can malfunction and cause the engine to stall, which the company fears could lead to a crash. Riders can take their Kawis in to their local dealer and get a new engine control unit programmed with the correct settings.

Meanwhile, BMW has announced that F650GS models manufactured between 2006 and 2010 could have a potentially dangerous brake issue. The company says that a washer could cause several fasteners to come loose, which could in turn loosen the entire brake disc. That can affect the rider's ability to stop safely.

Neither company has announced the exact number of vehicles affected.

Riders should keep up with the latest safety news to make sure their bikes aren't affected. They should also remember to always wear a motorcycle helmet whenever they ride to decrease the risk of serious injury in a crash.

For more information:
Kawasaki Issues Recall on 09-10 Vulcan Motorcycle

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