More than 800 Kawasaki ZX-10R units got a recall for the over-tightened steering damper bolts.
The new top end bike gets the first recall because of the steering damper mounting bolts that might break as a cause of over-tightening. The recall affects all the ZX models built between 2015, October 28 and 2016, January 18.
Great forces apply on the steering damper, and the loose bracket could interfere with the steering of the motorcycle, increasing the riders risk of crashing. Kawasaki will notify the affected owners and replace the bolts free of charge at their dealers.
We are getting used to recalls for the new superbikes, as we remember the new R1 from Yamaha with the gearbox problems.
Kawasaki announces February 29 as a recall start. Affected owners may contact Kawasaki customer service online.
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