The new Kawasaki Z900 has hit a small setback as the model has been recalled over faulty tie-rod for the rear shock. This recall also affects a limited number of motorcycle that were imported from Thailand via CBU route and sold in India.
The recall states that if the rear suspension bottoms out, the holes in the tie-rod frame mounts may elongate and lead to a rear suspension failure. This may result in dangerous situation. Kawasaki service personnel would analyse the frames and replace the bracket kit with a new unit. If the elongation is above predetermined limits, Kawasaki may also replace the frame.
This is a voluntary recall and no reported cases of a broken rear suspension have been reported yet. All repairs and replacements will be done free of cost. Kawasaki has already contacted Z900 owners and sent out a circular to all the service centres. The company has also already shared some of the Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for easy identification of the faulty units.
Unveiled at the 2016 EICMA show in Milan, the Z800 Successor features a new 948cc inline four cylinder engine based on that of the Z1000. This motor will be capable of producing 123.6 hp at 9500 rpm and 98.6 Nm of torque at 7700 rpm. The Z900 has been priced competitively at INR 7.68 lakh (ex-showroom).