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Scram­bler safety

Du­cati have re­called the Scram­bler to fit a re­vised side­stand pivot. The com­pany warn the orig­i­nal can come loose caus­ing prob­lems with the side­stand switch re­sult­ing in the bike pos­si­bly cut­ting out on the move or al­low­ing the bike to be rid­den away with the stand down. Own­ers should con­tact their dealer.

Har­ley sales down

Har­ley-david­son have an­nounced that 2016 sales fell short of their es­ti­mates. HD ex­pected to sell 264,000-269,000 mo­tor­cy­cles, but only sold 262,221. This, com­bined with mod­est ac­ces­sory sales, meant turnover fell from $1.01 bil­lion in 2015 to $933 mil­lion.

Bon­nie grip is­sue

Tri­umph US have is­sued a re­call for the Bon­neville T120 that af­fects mod­els with heated grips. Tri­umph say it’s pos­si­ble for the heated grips to swell and jam the throttle. Deal­ers have a spacer they can fit that pre­vents this from hap­pen­ing. There is no re­call in the UK so far.

French stick­ers

France has in­tro­duced a stick­er­ing sys­tem for for­eign ve­hi­cles to in­di­cate their emis­sions. All for­eign ve­hi­cles trav­el­ling to (or through) Paris, Lyon or Greno­ble af­ter March 31 must dis­play a sticker or risk a £117 fine. The stick­ers, cost­ing ap­prox­i­mately £3.20, will be avail­able from the web­site of the French air pol­lu­tion agency Crit’air.

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