The Japanese motorcycle giant, Kawasaki launched the much awaited Ninja machine, the Ninja 300, last year. Of course, pulling the eyes out, the motorbike was more than expectations. If it is the design or the performance, or the reliability or the features, the Ninja 300 is just above the dream of every sportsbike beginner. And of course we hardly find a genuine competitor for the machine. Well, it wins all the races when it is compared to other machines in the same class.
Recently, the ultimate sports machine in the entry class, the Ninja 300, was issued recalling due to Anti-Lock Brake System malfunctioning, which can happen at anytime when ABS is applied while riding. The recall was issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) following the report submitted by Kawasaki Motors Corp, U.S.A.
It was found following a study conducted that during the production process of ABS pumps, dust particles might have got sacked with it. This may cause malfunctioning while braking under certain conditions. And it may also lead to crash.
The reports reads "during the manufacturing process of the ABS pump, dust particles may have contaminated the component creating a potential for interference with the motorcycle,s anti-lock function. Under certain braking conditions, the loss of the ABS function may be unexpected which may contribute to an increased risk of crash."
The ABS malfunctioning is suspected and limited only to the Ninja ABS models which were manufactured from August 16,2012 to April 2, 2013. Report tells that there are 1083 units made between these dates. The owners of the Ninja 300 ABS will be informed via e-mail and phone calls through corresponding dealerships. If found any problem with the machines, it will be replaced at free of cost. The recall might be starting on 5th of August, 2013.
Well, this ain't gonna hurt Kawasaki. This will only give more trust to the company and will also improve its brand value.
Indian owners, you need not to be worried. And you know that no ABS version of the Ninja 300 is available in India. The above case is just mentioned for the American Ninja riders and owners. Even if the Ninja 300 ABS launches in India, it will be a perfect piece.
The Ninja 300 is powered by a 296cc, Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin engine. It delivers a peak power of 39 PS @ 11000 rpm and a peak torque of 27.0 Nm @ 10000 rpm. It's equipped with a 6 speed transmission.
The Ninja 300 ABS was recently issued a recall by NHTSA due to ABS malfunctioning.
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