February 2, 2009
Suzuki is recalling about 26,000 of its GSX-R1000 motorcycles from the 2005-2006 model years.
Cracking or breakage of the motorcycle frame can occur in certain extreme situations. Repeated hard landings from hazardous maneuvers -- such as extended wheelies or other stunts -- may generate sufficient stress to cause the problem, the company said.
Dealers will inspect the frame for cracks. If cracks are found, the frame will be replaced. If no cracks are found, a frame reinforcement brace will be attached.
The campaign began on January 21.
Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-714-572-1490.
Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.