Suzuki recalls Hayabusa over ABS

Suzuki Hayabusa sportsbike fuel economy

Suzuki Australia has recalled the GSX1300 Hayabusa over a problem with the ABS unit.

The ACCC recall notice says the brakes may contain aluminium debris due to a manufacturing error.

“The debris could cause a malfunction of the unit without the ABS indicator warning light illuminating,” the notice says.

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Suzuki Australia will contact all affected owners via mail. Consumers will be directed to contact their Suzuki dealership for free repairs.

Meanwhile, an Australian recall early this month for Harley-Davdison Touring models with saddle bags that can fall off has now been extended worldwide.

The global recall affects 185,000 motorcycles in 15 models from 2014 and 2015.

Touring models affected are: FLHR, FLHRC, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTCU, FLHTCU TC, FLHCUL, FLHTCUL TC, FLHTK, FLHTKL, FLTRX, FLTRXS, FLHP, FLHTP, FLHRSE, FLHXSE, FLHTKSE and FLTRUSE.

We don’t know how many incidents they’ve had, but we can vouch for the problem as we lost the left bag on the second day of our 14-day New Zealand tour on a Road King. Luckily our passports and other important items weren’t in that bag.

Road King and sheep - castle
Our Kiwi Road King

Owners should contact their nearest Harley-Davidson dealer to confirm whether their motorcycle is affected and to arrange for repairs to be carried out for free.

In the first half of 2015, there have been 20 motorcycle recalls in Australia, one ATV recall and one for Ohlins rear shocks that are used on several manufacturers’ bikes.

The most recalls were for Yamaha (4), then KTM (3), Honda and Harley-Davidson (2) and one recall each from BMW, BRP, Indian, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph and Victory.

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

2 Comments

  1. I notice an american research organisation claims abs reduces motorcycle fatalities by 37%
    you can only wonder why for all their posturing on road safety governments have not
    made abs and self cancelling indicators mandatory on all new vehicles . How long has
    abs been around now ,25 years or more? but manufacturers still choose to put profit
    before lives.

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