A defect notice was published by National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA on Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R resulting Kawasaki USA to recall 1,529 units of the superbike which include Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RT ABS KRT Edition all from the year 2019 until 2020.
The recall is mainly due to an error in the programming of the ECU which will lead to backfire during the high-engine load. The backfire may result in air suction valves melts and/or catches fire.
This problem was discovered by Kawasaki Motor Europe last year and Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan confirmed the issue.
We are trying to get in touch with Kawasaki Malaysia to check if this recall affects the model sold in Malaysia.