A minor defect has caused Kawasaki to recall a number of its 2012 models.
The problem is with the circlips that secure the passenger footrest pivot pins, which may be brittle due to a manufacturing defect.
This may cause the circlip to fail, allowing the pivot pins to come out of position and the footrest to detach while riding.
Kawasaki says this creates a potential accident hazard for the rider.
Despite being a minor issue, it does show how seriously Kawasaki takes it quality control.
Affected models are:
- EX250JCF – 2012 NINJA 250R
- EX250JCFA – 2012 NINJA 250RSE
- KLE650DCFW – 2012 VERSYS 650L ABS
- ER650FCFW – 2012 ER-6nL ABS
Owners of affected bikes will be contacted by Kawasaki, advised of the recall and referred to an authorised repairer.