Suzuki Motor of America is recalling more than 23,000 sportbikes for a potential defect that could put riders in danger.
Suzuki manufactures two popular sportbikes, the GSX-R750 and GSXR-1000. On October 24, the Japanese manufacturer recalled 23,073 of them, citing issues with the chain adjuster.
According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem only occurs if riders miss a gear while upshifting. If they try to shift again, the action could put added strain on the drivetrain to the rear axle.
This set of events could damage the chain adjuster, causing it to slip off the bike and cut off power to the rear wheel. Riders on defective bikes could find themselves stranded in traffic with no power, making them extremely vulnerable to a crash.
Suzuki received three notifications about the defect in May 2012, but the manufacturer was unable to recreate the events in a controlled environment. By September 2014, Suzuki had 31 reports of defective chain adjusters.
Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable on the road, even on bikes that are fully functioning. If their bike malfunctions without warning, consequences could be harmful, even fatal.
Suzuki knew about the defect for more than two years before it issued a recall, putting countless riders at risk. Any motorcyclist who was injured by Suzuki’s negligence deserves justice.
My Motorcycle Was Recalled After My Accident! What Are My Legal Options?
If you believe a defective motorcycle part caused your accident, wait a while to have your bike repaired. You may need a qualified mechanic to examine your wreck and determine what really caused your accident.
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