The RAC has released details of the most common reasons for a motorcycle breakdown. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll know what to keep an eye out for and keep riding…

  1. Flat battery
  2. Mechanical engine failure
  3. Damaged / flat tyre
  4. Alternator fault
  5. Carburettor / fuel injection fault
  6. Road traffic accident
  7. Starter motor fault
  8. Engine management (ECU) fault
  9. Ignition coil failure
  10. Flooded engine (wet plugs)
  11. Wiring loom / ignition fault
  12. Drive chain

So now you know! There are a few unavoidable ones there, and we hope number six is never an issue for you, but a flat battery, flooded engine and a worn chain are all avoidable, so keep on top of your maintenance and avoid making that call!


For more information about riding abroad and different motoring regulations per country go to: RAC Motorbike Insurance.

Tony Carter

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