Kawasaki Recalls Certain Motorcycles in Australia

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RYDALMERE, Australia – Kawasaki Motors Pty Ltd. of Rydalmere, Australia has agreed to recall certain model year 2021 ZX1400JMFNN Ninja ZX14R Sports Motorcycles due to potential problems with the brake master cylinder.

According to Product Safety Australia, a part of Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), the recall covers 30 of the four-stroke, in-line four-cylinder motorcyles built between Oct. 26 and Dec. 16, 2020.

The issue: the front brake master cylinder may have components missing, which may interfere with the force applied when braking. This condition can result in a loss of brake performance.

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This condition of reduced brake performance can increase the risk of an accident, causing serious injury or death to the rider and other road users.

The ACCC published a list of the 30 vehicle identification numbers of the motorcycles under recall. Owners of said motorcycles are instructed to contact their franchised dealer to arrange for an inspection and, if necessary, repair.

About Kawasaki in Australia

The company’s story began in Australia in the mid-1960s with state based private distributors.

Kawasaki Japan took over the distribution of Kawasaki products in Victoria and opened a new Head Office there in 1975 under the registered business name of Kawasaki Motors Pty Ltd. During the next six years, the private distributors were replaced with a dealer network.

In the early 1980s the company moved the head office from Melbourne to Sydney. The move to Sydney saw the creation of a national Head Office with spare parts, distribution and computer systems all in one location. In March 1986 the move was made to the current location in Rydalmere.

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The company unveiled its own branded Kawasaki Extended Warranty and Kawasaki Insurances programs in 2010. In 2011 Kawasaki brought the benefits of competitive retail finance rates and fast approvals to its growing dealer network with the creation of KMF (Kawasaki Motors Finance).

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.