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Kawasaki Recalls New ZX-10R

Posted: 13 Dec 2010 09:00 PM PST

Hi guys, I’ve got some bad news for those of you on Team Green. Kawasaki has issued what it is calling a 'technical hold' on ALL new ZX-10Rs in America but hasn't revealed why. Kawasaki America has ordered all bikes sold and delivered to be sent back.

Kawasaki has revealed no details about what the issue is, but unsubstantiated online rumors suggest it might be linked to a butterfly valve in the exhaust.

The Kawasaki notice reads:

IRVINE, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2010) — Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is placing a technical hold on the 2011 Ninja® ZX™-10R sportbike. The company is proactively addressing a remedy which reflects Kawasaki's commitment to excellence and its relationships with its highly valued customers and dealer network.

The following actions are being initiated through the Kawasaki dealer network:

* Unsold units will be returned to KMC warehouses. The units will be redistributed once Kawasaki is 100 percent confident they reflect company standards for this highly technical, race-bred machine.

* Those who have taken delivery of a unit will be instructed to return the unit to the dealership for a full refund and will be among the first to have the option of receiving a new unit once the technical hold has been lifted.

Be sure to log on to Ninja Boards to vent your frustrations. Stay tuned.

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