ERJ staff report (BC)
Missisauga, Ontario - Continental has announced a voluntary recall programme involving approximately 1,700 of its 180/60R16 M/C 74H ContiMotion motorcycle tires.
Under certain service conditions these tires may experience uneven wear, groove cracking and in some cases belt lift, says the company. These can lead to a loss of inflation pressure and a potential loss of control that could lead to an accident.
These conditions have been observed with rear tires on some Honda Gold Wing 1800 motorcycles, particularly under overloading and/or under-inflation.
Continental says it has received no reports of consequent accidents.
The affected tires were sold in the replacement market in 2011 and 2012, primarily in the United States. Small quantities were also sold in other markets including Canada where 13 tires were sold.
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