Kawasaki Z900 recalled in India over faulty rear tie-rod bracket

29/11/2017 - 16:23 | ,   | Praveen M

India Kawasaki Motors has issued a voluntary recall of the Kawasaki Z900 over a faulty tie-rod bracket for the rear suspension. 132 units have been affected in the country.

Kawasaki Z900 side at India launch
Kawasaki will sort out the faulty part free of cost.

According to the company, if the rear suspension bottoms out while going over bad surfaces, it would damage the holes in the tie-rod frame, which may result in the failure of the rear suspension. Kawasaki will inspect the part, and if the tie-rod frame needs to be replaced, it will be done; all free of cost. The Japanese brand has also shared the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) with the authorised dealerships for easier identification of the faulty bikes.

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Kawasaki launched the Z900 in the country in March. The bike replaced the Z800, and came at a price of INR 9 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. The bike employs a 948 cc liquid cooled, in-line four cylinder mill which traces its origins to the Z1000. Pairing with a 6-speed gearbox, the engine makes 125 PS of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and 98.6 Nm of peak torque at 7,700 rpm.

Kawasaki Z900 rear three quarter at India launch
The faulty tie-rod bracket could potentially cause the failure of the rear suspension.

With almost a lakh rupee premium over the Z800, the Kawasaki Z900 is 20 kg lighter; and tips the scales at 210 kg. Suspension bits include 41 mm inverted fork up front with compression; rebound damping and spring preload adjustability; and a horizontal back-link monoshock with rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. The company launched a limited edition Z900 in the country in October.

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