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Bob
12-13-2010, 09:38 PM
http://www.sportrider.com/news/146_1012_technical_hold_put_on_2011_kawasaki_ninja _zx10r/index.html

“Technical Hold” put on 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Company is “proactively addressing a remedy” to ensure absolutely no issues with new literbike
December 11, 2010
Kawasaki Motor Corp USA has announced that a “technical hold” has been issued for the new 2011 ZX-10R, and that the handful of units already delivered to customers (reported to only be approximately 25 or so) must be returned to the dealership “for a full refund and will be among the first to have the option of receiving a new unit once the technical hold has been lifted.” All unsold units will be returned to KMC warehouses, and will be “redistributed once Kawasaki is 100 percent confident they reflect company standards.”

As expected, various wild and unfounded rumors as to the reason for the technical hold have been spreading like wildfire on the internet, but our insider at Kawasaki says that all of them are complete bunk. “Some of the stuff I’m seeing on forums and such are people stabbing in the dark, trying to sound informed,” said our insider. “A lot of people making statements like ‘my dealer said Kawasaki said it was this,’ or ‘so-and-so said it was this...’ Mistaken installation of wrong parts, oil pickup issues, cylinder ring problems…all complete fabrications. And contrary to one widespread rumor, it apparently affects units worldwide, not just North American units.” So just what is the problem or issue causing this? “The fact of the matter of is, KHI (Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the parent company in Japan) hasn’t told us yet. And we’d be the first to know because we’ve to got to implement the fix ASAP. So no one outside of the tech people in Japan knows yet.” When we mentioned that staging a recall of sorts without stating the specific reason for it only invites conjecture, our insider replied, “I know, I know. Unfortunately Japan hasn’t been forthcoming with details yet.” More news as we get it, then.

The following is the official press release from Kawasaki Motor Corp USA:

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is placing a technical hold on the 2011 Ninja® ZX™-10R sportbike. The company is proactively addressing a remedy which reflects Kawasaki’s commitment to excellence and its relationships with its highly valued customers and dealer network.

The following actions are being initiated through the Kawasaki dealer network:

• Unsold units will be returned to KMC warehouses. The units will be redistributed once Kawasaki is 100 percent confident they reflect company standards for this highly technical, race-bred machine.

• Those who have taken delivery of a unit will be instructed to return the unit to the dealership for a full refund and will be among the first to have the option of receiving a new unit once the technical hold has been lifted.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,400 independent retailers, with an additional 8,000 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the

United States, with 300 of them located at KMC's Irvine, California headquarters.
Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

dogbreath
12-13-2010, 10:24 PM
Freaky. I'm curious!

Gas Man
12-13-2010, 10:57 PM
Those F'in Japs... keeping that shit a secret.

THIS JUST IN

THIS JUST IN

Toyota owns Kawasaki! LOL

Seriously, if I owned one, that would be the last Kaw I'd ever buy.

Bob
12-13-2010, 11:20 PM
It would for sure suck if that bike was your only mode of transportation and you had to give it up for who knows how long until you get the new one.

dogbreath
12-14-2010, 01:28 AM
Anyone who keeps a ZX-10 as their only transport is a moron and deserves to sit and stare waiting for an email from their dealership.

junkyardjon
12-14-2010, 07:11 PM
so whats the problem with the recall? there doing what they should. there even stepping up and refunding money.

Bob
12-14-2010, 09:07 PM
Anyone who keeps a ZX-10 as their only transport is a moron and deserves to sit and stare waiting for an email from their dealership.

True. hahaha

Gas Man
12-15-2010, 02:12 AM
so whats the problem with the recall? there doing what they should. there even stepping up and refunding money.
Sounds like they are giving you all your money back.

Honestly I would ask for compensation above even that...just for the fact of