American Suzuki has recalled 4,969 units of its 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 superbikes (FYI, the NHTSA has conflicting data on its recall sheet, which suggests that 2009-2011 models are affected, not 2012 — Ed.). The recall is due to loose bolts on the kickstand, which may cause the stand’s interlock switch to fail. If left unattended the fault on the switch will cause the motor on the Suzuki GSX-R1000 to cutout, which could result in a crash.
American Suzuki will be notifying owners affected by this recall, and dealers will be replacing the side stand interlock switch bolts free of charge. With the recall expected to start immediately, concerned GSX-R1000 owners can contact Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040 (reference Suzuki recall campaign #: 2A29). As always, the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.