A problem with the gear shifter has instigated a recall of selected Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycles.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission states that there is an issue causing neutral to be selected when the rider upshifts from first to second creating very high RPM with an open throttle.
The drive chain could stretch or come off or break during the high revs if the rider shifts into second gear without disengaging the clutch causing an excessive load on the powertrain.
This means a loss of drive and poses a potential accident scenario.
Suzuki Australia has called back models of the motorcycle including the GSX-R1000A, GSX-R1000R and GSX-R1000RZ for an inspection and replacement of the ECU, drive train and sprockets.
Owners should refer to the VIN list for effected vehicles and contact their nearest Suzuki dealer.