Suzuki has recalled 600 of its GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R models, under the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) Code of Practice.
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.
Suzuki has elected to commence a recall to replace the ECU of affected machines to avoid any potential future issues.
Owners of officially imported and registered machines that are affected by the recall will receive a letter advising them to contact their local authorised Suzuki dealership, who will carry out the fitment of the new component free of charge. Notifications will commence during March when replacement parts stock is available.
Owners can find their local Suzuki dealer at bikes.suzuki.co.uk.
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