Kawasaki USA recalls all 2011 ZX-10Rs

Buyers offered refunds - all models removed from dealers

Posted: 13 December 2010
by Visordown News

KAWASAKI AMERICA has placed the new 2011 ZX-10R on a technical hold, it has been revealed.

Machines are to be withheld from sale with immediate effect; owners already in possession are being offered a full refund.

According to the press release, "The company is proactively addressing a remedy which reflects Kawasaki's commitment to excellence and its relationships with its highly valued customers and dealer network."

Unsold units will be returned to Kawasaki warehouses until the company is "100 percent confident they reflect company standards for this highly technical, race-bred machine."

Visordown has just spoken to Kawasaki UK, who say they are looking into whether it's a "worldwide problem."

We'll keep you posted.

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Posted: 13/12/2010 at 09:56

Hmmm, am sure they'll get it sorted very quickly.

Posted: 13/12/2010 at 10:08

It must be a huge issue to take the bikes back  

Posted: 13/12/2010 at 11:07

Ah man. That sucks. That isn't going to do Kawasaki's reputation any good, either.

Posted: 13/12/2010 at 11:38

@Colin Porteous Yep, sounds big. That and their apparent tight-lippedness about whatever is going wrong...

Posted: 13/12/2010 at 11:55

z d
Would you all rather they do what Honda did in 2008 with the Fireblade? Or Suzukis silence regarding their utter "unawareness" of frame welding issues? So they made a mistake and they admitted to it. Taking responsibility speaks loads about their philosophy compared to the others.

Posted: 13/12/2010 at 12:57

@z d I don't think anyone is disputing that, lol.

Posted: 13/12/2010 at 17:15

Think it will do kawasaki`s reputation some good , as it shows how serious they are about this bike .

Posted: 14/12/2010 at 14:21

Frame? What else would trigger a complete buy-back?

Posted: 14/12/2010 at 20:04

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