Suzuki Recalls 2005-2006 GSX-R1000 over Frame Issue

February 6, 2009 – 8:55 am

Suzuki, manufacturers of the GSX line of motorcycles, has issued a recall on over 26,000 GSX-R1000 motorcycles made between 2005 and 2006. The problem is in the bike’s frame, specifically behind and below the steering neck near the front triple clamps. When ridden aggressively this area is susceptible to cracking and becoming unsafe. If Suzuki finds any damage to any frame, it will be replaced with a newly reinforced unit. If no damage is found, a special brace will be added and covered by a new five-year warranty.  If you have one of these models, it is recommended that you see your local dealer to have it looked at and corrected if necessary.

These bikes were designed as racing machines, for rounding a race track as fast as possible. Pulling stunts with hard landings, like when attempting a wheelie puts stress on the bike that engineers did not design for.  Congrats to Suzuki for recognizing a dangerous situation and making efforts to rectify it.

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