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News items of interest to scooter riders.

BMW Recalls C 600 and C 650 Maxi Scooters

BMW C 650 SportBMW has issued a recall for some 2,000 C 600 and C 650 scooters.

The scooters affected are 2013 to 2015 models. The issue is with the front brake line, which can kink when the handlebars are turned fully to the left. This can cause a brake fluid leak.

The affected machines are  C 600 Sport scooters built Aug. 2, 2012, to March 31, 2014, and the C 650 GT scooters built July 30, 2012, to May 29, 2015.

BMW will be notifying current owners, although the parts to fix the issue will not become available until the 28th of December. BMW will issue a second notice when the parts become available. If you have any questions, you can contact BMW Customer Service at: 1-800-525-7417

BMW Introduce Side View Assist on their C650 Maxi-Scooters

BMW C650 Side View AssistI’m a gadget freak. There, I’ve admitted it. I embrace technology. So it should come as no surprise to learn that if you tell me me about some technology that will help to keep us scooter riders safe, I’ll be all ears. Such was the case today when I learned that BMW are offering optional Side View Assist on their C650 GT and C650 Sport scooters. Continue reading BMW Introduce Side View Assist on their C650 Maxi-Scooters

Bennett’s Insurance. Moped and Scooter Guide

BennettsI was happy to recently be asked to provide some safety tips for new scooter riders on Bennett’s Insurance’s new Moped & Scooter Ownership Guide.

The guide is a worthwhile read if you’re new to the scooter world, or thinking of entering it. Among other things, it covers licensing requirements for the UK, clothing, buying your first bike, buying electric bikes, resources and, of course, safety! Check it out here!

Honda Recalls 10,000 Grom 125 and Forza Scooters

Honda has issued a recall for 10,076 Grom motorcycles and Forza scooters. The recall is due to fuel system problems.

There is a resin bracket inside the fuel pump, which may swell and lead to a fuel pump failure.

The vehicles involved are: 2014 Grom 125 manufactured between 12th June, 2013 and 24th September 2014. The Forza scooters are models NSS300 and NSS300A manufactured between the 18th of June, 2013, and the 21st of May, 2014.

Honda will be notifying owners, and offering a free replacement fuel pump, or owners may contact Honda on: 1-310-783-2000

Honda’s reference number for this recall is:  JL1 NSS300 (Forza) and JL2 Grom (Grom125)

 

New Initiative for Increased Motorcycle/Scooter Use and Safety

Red ScooterA very encouraging initiative came from the Motorcycle Industry Association and the Association of Chief Police Officers today.

Realising the Motorcycling Opportunity; A motorcycle safety and transport policy framework was devised in response to the slow-down in crash statistics for motorcycles and scooters in the UK. Continue reading New Initiative for Increased Motorcycle/Scooter Use and Safety