Suzuki Recalls GSX-R1000 & GSX-R1000R

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Suzuki has just confirmed a recall on all GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R models, which affects just over 600 registered bikes in the UK. The recall has been, erm, called due to iffy ECUs that need replacing.

Don’t panic. Nothing too serious. Suzuki has identified a potential fault when upshifting from first to second gear, where neutral can be selected and consequent damage can occur if the rider shifts into second without using the clutch.

“An excessive load can be applied to the powertrain which can cause the chain to stretch and, in the worst case, the drive chain can come off or break. Customer safety and satisfaction is the highest priority and Suzuki has elected to commence a recall to fit a new component to avoid any potential future issues.

“Owners of officially imported and registered machines that are affected by the recall will receive a letter advising them to contact their local authorised Suzuki dealership, who will carry out the fitment of the new component free of charge. Notifications will commence during March when replacement parts stock is available.”

We did notice a somewhat sticky action during our test at Jerez…

  5 comments for “Suzuki Recalls GSX-R1000 & GSX-R1000R

  1. Peter Rohrs
    February 8, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    What about the double blip that owners are complaining about on down shifts ?

    • Lee Kempson
      February 13, 2018 at 6:49 am

      I’m pretty sure that the double blip will magically disappear as Suzuki are fully aware of how many crashes it’s caused. (A lot more than this shifting from first to second issue)

      • Shaun
        February 19, 2018 at 10:33 am

        I think this recall is a massive cover up about the blipper issue, because if suzuki admitted to that issue all the people who have crashed or injured themselves due to the blipper people will sue Suzuki for millions. And tbh I always use the clutch from 1st to 2nd gear anyway.

      • Trevor Bailey
        March 1, 2018 at 7:53 pm

        My thoughts exactly Lee

  2. Rod
    February 9, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Good Job Suzuki for being so quick to rectify the problem. Even though they could have a PR disaster on their hands they are openly admitting the problem and fixing it in a timely manner. Good on them!

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