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.
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.