RECALLS: Yamaha, Ducati recall motorcycles

Yamaha Motor Corp. recalled about 54,000 MY 2005-2010 YZF-R6, and Ducati North America recalled about 200 MY 2010 MTS1200, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 YZF-R6 motorcycles that were manufactured August 2005-March 2010. The front side reflector was not placed at the proper height, which fails to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard No. 108, “Lams, reflective devices, and associated equipment.” The NHTSA stated the visibility of the motorcycle will be decreased, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.

Ducati’s 2010 Multistraded 1200 motorcycles are being recalled because during production an incorrect screw may have been installed in the bike’s steering head. This could cause the steering head to become loose during normal operation, which could adversely affect the driver’s ability to steer the vehicle increasing the risk of crash, according to the NHTSA.

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