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Kawasaki recalls various NINJA motorcycles

Damaged air suction valves may cause a fire

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Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is recalling 1,529 model year 2019-2020 NINJA ZX-10R, NINJA ZX-10R ABS, and NINJA ZX-10R ABS KRT EDITION motorcycles.

The engine control unit (ECU) programming may cause the engine to backfire when the quick shift function is used under high engine load, possibly resulting in damage to the air suction valves.

Damaged air suction valves may allow high temperature exhaust gas to blow back through and melt surrounding parts, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECU and inspect the air suction valves and surrounding parts, replacing them as necessary. All repairs will be performed free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin June 8, 2020.

Owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at (866) 802-9381. Kawasaki's number for this recall is MC20-02.

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