Suzuki Motor of America is recalling roughly 300 units of its Burgman 200 scooters (2018 & 2019 model year machines) because the rivet connections may fail on the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which would allow the movable drive plate to break.
According to the recall documents, continued use of the faulty CVT drive could lead to the motorcycle no longer being operational.
Due to improper shape of the holes for the rivets that fasten the component parts of the movable driven face, the rivet connections may be insufficient.
As such, continued use of the motorcycle with this condition can cause excessive stress to be applied to the rivet holes when accelerating. In the worst case, the movable driven face may break, causing the motorcycle to be unable to be ridden.
To remedy the situation, Suzuki will notify affected owners, and Suzuki dealers will replace the drive plate, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 5, 2019. O
Concerned owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki’s number for this recall is 2A89. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov