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.