Recall: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000

07/13/2010 @ 5:06 pm, by Jensen Beeler2 COMMENTS

Kawasaki is recalling 1,161 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 street bikes for a left-front brake hose that may contact the front brake rotor during extreme braking. The resulting contact could cause the hose to be worn through, which would lead to a loss of brake fluid and braking ability. Kawasaki dealers will inspect the front brake hose for damage, and move it to avoid possible contact. If necessary, dealers will replace the hose free of charge.

Considering the demographic being targeted with the Z1000, its optional snake skin seat, and aggressive street looks we can’t imagine any Kawi owners who would use the front brake under such extreme settings, like for instance popping massive stoppies.

Concerned Z1000 owners can contact the Kawasaki consumer services department at 866-802-9381, and reach the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or

Source: NHTSA

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  • BikePilot

    DOH! You’d think brake line routing would be one of those things that gets double-checked before they leave the kawak factory. At least its a quick and simple fix!