This was bound to happen. After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in USA raised an alert about the O-ring seals of the GSX-750 and GSX-R1000R motorcycles, Suzuki India has also initiated a recall. The Suzuki GSX-750 was introduced in India earlier this year while the litre class R1000R was launched this year as well. The former comes in to the Indian market through the CKD route while the latter is a CBU. This recall affects motorcycles manufactured in 2017 and 2018.
Why is the Suzuki GSX-750 being recalled in India?
The fuel pump O-ring set is said to be faulty. While installing it, the unit gets twisted and hence there is a possibility of fuel leak. This in turn increases the chances of a fire. The Suzuki V-Strom 650 too is part of the recall globally. However, the units available in India already have an updated O-ring seal and hence no recall has been initiated here. Affected owners of the Suzuki GSX-750 and GSX-R1000R in India have already been informed. The replacement will be done free of cost and will take approximately an hour to complete.
Suzuki India statement on the Suzuki GSX-750 recall
Suzuki Motorcycle India released a statement on the recall. It read, “Globally, Suzuki Motor Corporation has issued a recall for the GSX-S750, GSX-R1000R and V-Strom 650 motorcycle models due to issues reported in sealing design on the fuel pump O-ring set. The safety and well-being of our customers is of paramount importance. Hence as a precautionary measure, Suzuki Motorcycle India is replacing the ring set on the existing models of the GSX-S750 and the GSX-R1000R with an improved design, without any cost to the customer. The communication has been issued to GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000R customers through our dealerships. We can confirm that the fuel pump O ring set issue is not applicable to Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS motorcycle launched units sold in India.”