Kawasaki has recalled 132 units of Z900 in India to fix faulty tie-rod bracket leading to rear suspension failure
Japanese premium bike manufacturer Kawasaki has recalled 132 units of its Z900 model in India to fix a faulty tie-rod bracket that could lead to rear suspension failure. The voluntary recall in India comes as part of the company’s global recall program. Owners of the affected Kawasaki Z900 bikes will be contacted by the authorised dealerships and the fault will be fixed at no cost to the customers.
As the Japanese brand says, in case the rear suspension bottoms out, there is a chance that the hopes in the tie-rod frame mounts will be elongated and this could lead to a failure of the rear suspension setup. This could ultimately end up in a serious problem for the bike as well as for the rider also.
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Under this recall initiative, Kawasaki dealerships will inspect the frames and replace the faulty tie-rod bracket with a completely new and reinforced unit. In rare cases, the frame would be replaced in case the elongation is crosses the predetermined limit set by the brand. While the brand has already shared the affected models’ VIN with the dealerships, some models from the range have already received the fix before being dispatched.
Speaking about the Z900, this is one of the important premium models in India from Kawasaki. Priced at Rs. 7.68 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the bike comes with a very aggressive and crafted look. It gets power from a 948 cc in-line four-cylinder engine that is coupled with a 6-speed transmission.
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The engine is capable of churning out 123.30 bhp of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 98.60 Nm of peak torque at 7,700 rpm. On the baking front, it gets twin 300 mm front disc brakes and single 250 mm rear disc brake. For suspension duty, the bike sports 41 mm inverted front forks and horizontal back-link suspension at the back.