Following United States, Suzuki Motorcycles India has also announced a recall of the GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000R. On October 30, Suzuki had announced a recall of 6,928 units of the V-Strom 650, GSX-S750 and the GSX-R1000 in the United States under National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Campaign Number 18V694000. The voluntary recall affects vehicles manufactured in 2017 and 2018.
The V-Strom 650 has not been mentioned in the Indian recall as the units allotted for India have the updated O-ring. Suzuki Motorcycle India said in a statement:
Globally, Suzuki Motor Corporation has issued a recall for the GSX-S750, GSX-R1000R and V-Strom 650 motorcycle models due to issues reported in sealing design on the fuel pump O-ring set. The safety and well-being of our customers is of paramount importance. Hence as a precautionary measure, Suzuki Motorcycle India is replacing the ring set on the existing models of the GSX-S750 and the GSX-R1000R with an improved design, without any cost to the customer. The communication has been issued to GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000R customers through our dealerships. We can confirm that the fuel pump O ring set issue is not applicable to Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS motorcycle launched units sold in India.
The affected models have a faulty fuel pump O-ring that is said to have been twisted during installation, which would reduce the sealing performance and possibly resulting in a fuel leak. This may lead to an increased risk of fire. Suzuki dealerships have contacted the owners of GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000R and the faulty part will be replaced free of cost.
The Suzuki GSX-S750 was launched in India at INR 7.45 lakh while the off-road spec V-Strom 650 XT was introduced at INR 7.46 lakh. The models arrive via the CKD route and are assembled in the country. The CBU GSX-R1000R is sold at INR 19.81 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
The GSX-S750 is a streetfighter that draws visual cues from its elder sibling, the GSX-S1000. The motorcycle uses a 749cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 113 PS of maximum power at 10,500 rpm and peak torque of 81 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The motor is paired with a six-speed gearbox.
The GSX-R1000R, on the other hand, uses a 999.8cc inline four-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that is tuned to deliver maximum power of 202 PS at 13,200 rpm and 117.6Nm of peak torque at 10,800 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission.