BRP Recall for 2022 Can-Am Ryker Bikes

On Behalf of | Oct 20, 2022 | Lemon Law |

Riding a motorcycle is inherently riskier than driving a car. Recommended gear for riders includes a full length jacket, pants, helmet, and gloves. Still, that’s all that stands between you and the elements when you’re on a bike.

Before taking your next ride, ensure that your bike and gear are properly working. As it stands, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) noted a manufacturing error. BRP has issued a recall on some 2022 Can-Am Ryker motorcycles.

The Issue

The recall centers on a faulty bolt connecting the handlebars to the vehicle’s body. One bolt may not seem like a major safety issue; however, when speaking on motorcycle safety, this could have serious consequences. According to the recall, approximately 9,353 motorcycles have been identified with the issue.

The problem with the bolt is that the thread length is insufficient. The faulty bolt may break without warning. Broken handlebars on a motorcycle can lead to:

  • Loss of control
  • Increased risk of a crash
  • Death or injury

Resolving the Problem

Beginning in January 2022, BPR began receiving concerns about the bolt breaking during assembly from dealerships. By May, two reports of crashes related to the broken report were brought to the company’s attention.

BPR will pay to have a new steering stem bolt installed. The repair will come at no charge to the owner of the bike. So far, two riders have lost control of their bikes while riding, and one did sustain a minor injury as a result.

Actions to Consider

Suppose you own a 2022 Can-Am Ryker and have not already had the steering stem bolt repaired. In that case, the recall advises owners to stop riding and see a dealership. If you’ve been affected in any other way, you may see if the California Lemon Law applies to your situation.