SUZUKI is recalling its GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R models due to faulty ECUs, which could cause the chain to break, and result in a crash.
In a statement, the company said: ‘Suzuki has identified a potential fault when riders upshift from first to second gear; if the rider fails to engage second gear, a neutral position will exist and continued opening of the throttle will cause very high RPM. If the rider then shifts into second gear without disengaging the clutch under the very high RPM, an excessive load can be applied to the powertrain which can cause the chain to stretch and, in the worst case, the drive chain can come off or break.’
Under the recall, which affects just over 600 registered motorcycles in the UK, Suzuki will replace the affected ECUs free of charge.
During March, owners of the affected models will receive a letter advising them to contact their local dealership.