Kawasaki has recalled its supernaked model – Z900 voluntarily in India because the tie-rod bracket for the rear suspension could be faulty in some of the bikes. A total of 132 bikes have been affected due to this reason.
According to Kawasaki, if the rear suspension reaches its lowest limit, there is a chance that the holes in the tie-rod frame mounts will broaden and can cause rear suspension failure. The ill-functioning of rear suspension can not only make the riding uncomfortable but also prove to be dangerous at times. Hence, Kawasaki has recalled some of its bikes. A circular describing the issue has been sent to all Kawasaki dealerships across India, along with the a range of VIN numbers that might possibly have this issue. The frame and the tie rod brackets will be inspected and replaced with new reinforced units if necessary. The inspection and replacements shall be done free of cost and may hardly take 50-60 minutes. Hence, we advise all Z900 owners to check with their dealerships.
The Z900 has been one of the most popular, powerful and yet affordable naked middle-weight naked motorcycle in India. The bike has an aggressive mean look and is powered by a 948 cc in-line four-cylinder liquid cooled engine which produces 125 PS @9500 rpm. The bike features a high-tensile steel trellis frame weighing only 13.5 kg i.e. pretty light. It is priced at INR 9,00,000 with accessories (ex-showroom, Delhi).