Kawasaki is Recalling certain 2016 Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-10R ABS motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Steering Damper Bracket Separation

Report Receipt Date: FEB 23, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V102000
Component(s): STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 805

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Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-10R ABS motorcycles, models ZX1000RGFAL, ZX1000RGFL, ZX1000SGFAL and ZX1000SGFL, manufactured October 28, 2015, to January 18, 2016. In the affected motorcycles, the steering damper bracket mounting bolts may break due to being over tightened.

If the steering damper bracket mounting bolts break, the steering damper bracket would detach and could interfere with steering the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering damper bracket mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 29, 2016. Owners may contact KMC customer service at 1-866-802-9381. Kawasaki’s number for this recall is MC16-03.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.