Piaggio, Ducati, BRP Recalling Units

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PIAGGIO X9 500 & BV 500

Piaggio USA, Inc. is recalling 2,428 units of its 2005-2008 X9 500 and BV 500 scooters due to a fuel hose problem.

Piaggio says the fuel hose connecting the fuel filter to the fuel pump may come loose. If this fuel hose connection is loose, or has become completely disconnected, then there will be a drop in or loss of fuel pressure to the engine, resulting in engine stalling.

Dealers are asked to replace the length of fuel hose connecting the fuel pump to the fuel filter free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 15.

DUCATI 1098R, 1098 STREETFIGHTER & 1198S

Ducati North America is recalling 732 units of its model year 2009 1098R, 1098S Streetfighter and 1198S because forks may have possible cracking due to a deformation at the right-hand side fork axle pinch bolt area.

Ducati says it will notify owners and repair the affected motorcycles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin this month.

BRP CAN-AM SPYDER

BRP may recall up to 9,932 units of its model year 2008-2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster for a steering issue.

BRP says a condition may exist where the operator of an involved vehicle may need to exert a force greater than expected to initiate the turning of the steering handlebar off center in order to correct vehicle drift from a straight line path. This higher-than-expected steering control input torque may cause a steering angle overshoot and an unexpected deviation of the vehicle from the operator's intended path.

BRP has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. However, the OEM says dealers would be asked to inspect and replace/repair the appropriate components free of charge.

—Submitted by Guido Ebert