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2011 Ninja ZX-10R on Technical Hold

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  • 2011 Ninja ZX-10R on Technical Hold

    Got this in my inbox today, and a message from my contact at Kawasaki, who said they have put a tech hold on the bike - he referred to the problem as a production issue, a product quality standard issue - not a safety or a performance issue. It's a world-wide issue, and not limited to the US spec bikes. There is something Kawasaki doesn't like and they want to correct it: implement a fix and then start selling them again.

    The announcement:

    IRVINE, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2010) — Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is placing a technical hold on the 2011 Ninja® ZX™-10R sportbike. The company is proactively addressing a remedy which reflects Kawasaki’s commitment to excellence and its relationships with its highly valued customers and dealer network.

    The following actions are being initiated through the Kawasaki dealer network:

    • Unsold units will be returned to KMC warehouses. The units will be redistributed once Kawasaki is 100 percent confident they reflect company standards for this highly technical, race-bred machine.

    • Those who have taken delivery of a unit will be instructed to return the unit to the dealership for a full refund and will be among the first to have the option of receiving a new unit once the technical hold has been lifted.

    Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,400 independent retailers, with an additional 8,000 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the
    United States, with 300 of them located at KMC's Irvine, California headquarters.

    Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at Kawasaki Motorcycles, ATV, Jet Ski Watercraft, Utility Vehicles, Recreational Utility Vehicles.
    Last edited by acalliste; 12-11-2010, 04:11 PM.

  • #2
    Re: 2011 Ninja ZX-10R on Technical Hold

    Wow something serious must be wrong, they dont want people rideing them at all usually its a come get it fixed recall......


    • #3
      Re: 2011 Ninja ZX-10R on Technical Hold

      I am reading the ZX10 site and one of the owners said he got a call from the dealer saying it was an engine problem..... would have been nice if kawi did this with the pourus heads........

      Nothing Official
      Last edited by JeffS; 12-11-2010, 05:21 PM.


      • #4
        Re: 2011 Ninja ZX-10R on Technical Hold

        Probably a payoff from BMW.. Please don't smoke us!
        KN, this ride's for You.


        • #5
          Re: 2011 Ninja ZX-10R on Technical Hold

          None of us creaky old coots could handle one anyway, so who cares? For me, every half hour on a full-on sportybike translates into an hour on the chiropractors table.