Kawasaki is recalling some 2009 & 2010 Kawasaki Vulcan cruisers because of a faulty ECU issue. Apparently when riding the motorcycle, if a rider pulled-in the clutch and coasted down the road, some Vulcan’s were stalling the motor because of an improper setting in the bike’s software. Since a stalled motorcycle at speed could cause an accident, Kawasaki is issuing a recall for these affected Vulcan’s, which will see dealers replace the bike’s ECU with one that has the correct software settings.
Kawasaki isn’t saying how many bikes may be affected by this problem, but the recall is expected to start October 22nd, which was five days ago (yet, this notice was just published today by the NHTSA). Concerned Kawasaki Vulcan owners can contact Kawasaki directly at 1-866-802-9381, and as always the NHTSA can be reach at 1-888-327-4236 and safecar.gov.