Suzuki has declared a recall for the GSX-R1000R and 2018 GSX-S750 in India which was manufactured in 2017-2018. The bike manufacturer has claimed that the motorcycles have some severe defects in the O-ring kit in the fuel pump. Recently, under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Campaign Number 18V694000, the bike manufacturer proclaimed a recall of 6,928 units of the V-Strom 650, GSX-S750 and the GSX-R1000 in the US.
The Japanese bike maker has discovered major flaws in the structure of fuel pump O-ring and the inner vessel fuel tank. This fault has crooked the O-ring set up which will make the fuel to leak and hence, the bike can also catch fire. This fault is extremely risky for the bikers, if ignored so, the company planned to recall the bikes sold from 2017-2018. These parts may have been impaired while manufacturing.
In the recall, the O-ring will be displaced along with the inner vessel. The company will not demand any extra cost for the re-installation. The vehicles which are recalled are 2017 and 2018 V-Strom 650, 2017 GSX-R1000 and 2018 GSX-S750. If you have purchased these model in the following year, then contact the Suzuki dealer in your area. Many of the dealerships have already contacted their customers to fix the faults. You should not ignore the matter if you have not been reached by a dealer.
Regarding the declaration for the recall of these models, Suzuki India claimed, “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 are of paramount importance. Hence as a precautionary measure, Suzuki Motorcycle India is replacing the ring set on the existing models of GSX-S750 and 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 GSX-S750 is powered by a 749cc, in-line four, liquid-cooled unit generating 111.5 hp power and 81 Nm torque, which is available at Rs 7.45 lakhs (ex-Showroom). GSX-S750 is brought as a CKD unit and build here. The high-performance CBU GSX-R1000R draws power from a 999.8cc in-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine producing 200 hp power and 117.6 Nm of torque, available at INR 19.81 lakh ex-Showroom).
The company has also recalled the V-Strom 650, ongoing global model which has the equivalent problem. Although, the company declared that the Indian version of the V-Strom 650XT ABS is not concerned by this matter. The total number of bikes hit by this problem is not yet revealed.
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