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    All I have heard was that it is a technical fault and will be rectified soon. What ever that means
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    this is what we're getting...

    For reasons that have not been revealed, Kawasaki has placed the new ZX-10R on a technical hold.

    Bikes currently in dealers cannot be sold and bikes already delivered are being taken back from buyers for a full refund.

    The reason for this drastic measure has not been revealed other than what was stated in the official press release.

    According to the press release, "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."

    Unsold units will be returned to Kawasaki warehouses in their respective markets and redistributed once the company is "100 percent confident they reflect company standards for this highly technical, race-bred machine."

    Owners must return machines already delivered for a refund and will be first in line to be offered new machines for purchase once the technical hold has been lifted.

    The technical hold affects units worldwide.
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    I recall the story of Honda in its early days in America replacing its bikes to protect its reputaion.

    The way American emmisions laws and consumer laws work Kawasaki might be ating to protect themselves from various legal issues.

    My guess is that if it was a safety issue they could not keep it a secret.

    My other observation is that owners holding an existing bike might have a very rare beast in a few weeks worth a lot more money than the original sale price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMAINMA View Post
    .......My other observation is that owners holding an existing bike might have a very rare beast in a few weeks worth a lot more money than the original sale price.......
    There were about 20 models sold before the technical hold was issued. All of these owners are in the US, and every single one of them has *had* to either sell the bike back to Kawasaki for a full refund, or get a complete motor swap-out. So these machines won't be a 'collector' bike in the normal sense of the word ( ie - as they would be if the motor was the original motor 100% OEM from the factory - which none of them will be.)

    According to some early mail - there was some incorrect part used in the bottom-end, which can potentially lead to lack of oil pressure at extreme lean angles. Because of the new traction control on this bike - the best on the market - it is possible to get on the gas pretty early while still cranked right over - full throttle that is - and this is why the problem needs to be sorted now. It is a unique problem not encountered before by any manufacturer in the past ....

    and I cannot wait until my local dealer gets his test-hack !!! He lets me test-thrash any new models............what a great bloke !!


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    news release in the US today - the problem is related to harmonics in the intake valve springs. Springs, retainers and inlet cam are being replaced. This issue is apparently restricted to problems that have surfaced on the racetrack only ?

    Good news - the 2011 ZX10R should be available in Kawasaki dealers (at least in the US) from late January, when the current technical hold is lifted.


    ".......its that rat circus out there......I'm beginning to enjoy it........"

    ZEDQUARTERS ~ Service & Tune ~ Vintage Japanese Motorcycles ~ Kawasaki Specialist

 

 

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