News Kawasaki Recalls Ninja ZX-10R, ZX-6R

Kawasaki Recalls Ninja ZX-10R, ZX-6R

Ninja ZX-10R, ZX-6R Recall

Kawasaki has recalled certain model Ninja ZX-10R (2008-2011) and Ninja ZX-6R (2009-2012) sportbikes due to charging system defects. The Japanese motorcycle marquee says 20,544 motorcycles are affected.

Kawasaki says on ZX-10 R and ZX-6 R sportbikes manufactured from Dec. 14, 2007, through July 26, 2011, the regulator/rectifier may insufficiently charge the batter due to a manufacturing error. If the battery discharges, the motorcycle may stall without warning, increasing a risk of a crash.

Kawasaki will notify owners and dealers, and replace the voltage regulator free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin around Feb. 27; owners my contact Kawasaki at 1-949-770-0400.

Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or visit

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