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.
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.