Recall: 9,353 Can-Am Rykers Recalled over Handlebar Bolt

“Handlebar Bolt can Break, Causing Loss of Steering”

A rider drifting on the new Ryker rally edition. Media sourced from CycleWorld.
A rider drifting on the new Ryker rally edition. Media sourced from CycleWorld.
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A recall has just been released affecting Can-Am’s 2022 Ryker, courtesy of a warning from parent company Bombardier Recreational Products

According to the U.S NHTSA, a handlebar bolt is the suspect, with a risk of crashing via loss of steering being the main worry – and apparently, the injuries have already started accruing.

A Can Am 2022 Ryker about to be ridden. Media sourced from Can-Am.
A Can Am 2022 Ryker about to be ridden. Media sourced from Can-Am.

“In documents filed with the agency, Bombardier wrote that it had two reports of stem bolts that broke while the cycles were being ridden,” states the recall. 

“There was one injury, a sprained ankle. Another 56 bolts broke while dealers were preparing the motorcycles for delivery.”

A female rider on a Can-Am Ryker. Media sourced from Can-Am .
A female rider on a Can-Am Ryker. Media sourced from Can-Am .

As of July 15, owners and nearby dealers have begun the recall process; each faulty machine’s steering column threads will purportedly be cleaned for installation of a new stem bolt by the appropriate team.

If you own a 2022 Ryker and aren’t sure if you’re included in the calls being made, be sure to park your Ryker and contact BRP customer service at 1-888-272-9222 (BRP’s number for this recall is 2022-16). 

Can-Am's 2022 Ryker range. Media sourced from Can-Am.
Can-Am’s 2022 Ryker range. Media sourced from Can-Am.

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*Media sourced from Can-Am, and CycleWorld*