Suzuki has announced that it will be recalling more than 68,000 motorcycles in the U.S. due to a problem with the battery charging system that can cause the bikes to stall.The motorcycle recall affects 15 models from the 2008 to 2012 model years:
2008 to 2012 AN400, AN400A, DL1000V-Strom and GSX1300R
2008 to 2009 GSF1250S and GSF1250SA
2008 GSX1300BK and GSX1300BKA
2008 to 2010 GSX650F, GSX-R600, GSX-R750, VLR1800, and VLR1800T
2009 to 2010 SFV650 and VZ1500
Suzuki says in documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators that the problem was traced to a circuit board in the charging system. So far, only one US based customer has filed a complaint, but more than 200 complaints were received from customers globally.Authorized Suzuki dealers are being instructed to replace the charging system’s regulator-rectifier to fix the problem. Suzuki will notify owners and begin the recall repairs in early March at no cost to owners.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.