December 1, 2017
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Kawasaki Recalls Certain 2017-2018 ZR900 Model Motorcycles

Kawasaki recalls certain 2017-2018 ZR900AH, ZR900BH and ZR900BJ motorcycles because of the rear shock mount elongating due to bottoming out. Kawasaki will be reaching out to owners once more information becomes available.

Begin Press Release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 1, 2017

Kawasaki Recall: Rear Shock Absorber Mounting may Elongate

If the rear shock absorber does not function properly, it can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V703000

Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Components: SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,383

Make Model Model Year(s)
KAWASAKI ZR900 2017 – 2018

Summary: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 ZR900AH, ZR900BH and ZR900BJ motorcycles. The rear shock absorber tie-rod frame mount holes can become elongated if the rear shock absorber bottoms out, affecting the operation of the shock absorber.

Remedy: KMC will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tie-rod mounting hole and replace the bracket or frame depending on the extent of the elongation of the tie-rod mounting hole, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KMC customer service at 1-866-802-9381. KMC’s number for this recall is MC17-04.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to