Suzuki recalls GSX-R1000 over chain issue

Suzuki GSX-R1000R World Launch Phillip Island (2)

Suzuki Motorcycles Australia has joined a global recall of various models of GSX-R1000 over a fault that could snap the chain.

Spokesman Lewis Croft said their service department has published information on the Government Recall Website.

“My understanding is the condition is whereby a rider can accidentally get a false neutral between 1st and 2nd and if they keep the throttle open they can slam it into second causing a mass of load on the transmission which may result in the chain to possibly break or come off,” he says.

Chain hazard

The official recall says that if the chain comes off or breaks, it can “cause the motorcycle to lose drive, which may pose an accident hazard to the rider and other road users”.

The complete VIN list of 487 affected bikes is attached at the end of this article.

Suzuki is expected to notify owners to have their bikes inspected by authorised dealers who may replace the Engine Control Module (ECM), and inspect and replace the drive chain and sprockets, as necessary, free of charge.

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 chain issue
2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Recall notices are issued by the manufacturer through a voluntary industry code under the ACCC.

Despite hundreds of recalls by various automotive manufacturers, none has ever been mandatory.  All have been issued by the manufacturer.

While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• UK

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINs for affected GSX-R1000 bikes

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2 Comments

  1. I would not think it were possible to break a chain in the manner described. Must be the electronics preventing a loop or wheel spin.

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