Drive Train Defect Prompts Recall of 3,000 Suzuki Motorcycles

on February 6, 2018

Suzuki is recalling 3,097 late-model motorcycles because of a defect in the drive train that could cause the bike’s chain to stretch or break. Affected are the following 2017-2018 models:

  • GSX-R1000
  • GSX-R1000A
  • GSX-R1000RA
  • GSX-R1000RZA

Suzuki said when upshifting between first and second gear, if the rider fails to engage second gear, a neutral condition will exist and may cause very high engine RPMs. If the rider then shifts into second gear without disengaging the clutch, the motorcycle’s chain may stretch or break, increasing the risk of crash. Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Engine Control Module (ECM), and inspect and replace the drive chain and sprockets, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki’s numbers for this recall are 2A76 to 2A81.