The recall affects 23,0073 units of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and GSX-R759 for possible defective chain adjuster that may cause the rear axle to move if a gear is missed during an upshift, damaging the left-side drive chain adjuster.
Suzuki Motor of America has announced a recall affecting 23,073 units of the GSX-R1000 and GSX-R750 superbikes that could have a possible defective chain adjuster. The affected bikes being recalled were manufactured between 2011 to 2014 for the GSX-R750 and between 2009 to 2014 for the GSX-R1000. A minor problem as stated by the manufacturer, the issue is caused if a gear is missed while upshifting that may cause the rear axle to move, thereby damaging the left-side drive chain adjuster. This in turn may result with the chain coming off leading to loss of power to the rear wheel and could end up in a crash for the rider.
The recall will have Suzuki dealers replaced the defective left side chain adjuster with an improved part free of cost. The recall has begun in the US and customers can get in touch with their Suzuki dealers to check if their bike is part of the recall. In Indian context, it is unlikely that the few units sold of the GSX-R1000 and GSX-R750 will be affected in the country. However, owners can still check with their respective Suzuki dealers over a possible defect and if there is a need for replacement of the defective part.
Coming to the specifications, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 is a litre-class bike powered by a 999cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine, paired to a 6-speed transmission. The GSX-R750 on ther other hand comes with a smaller 750cc unit derived from the R1000 and comes with all the bells and whistles on offer. Both the bikes are known to be home at the track as well as the tarmac quite easily. Suzuki brings the R1000 to India via the CBU route, while the GSX-R750 is not sold in the country. However, owners do get the R750 using private importers.