Kawasaki Recalls 2009-10 Ninja 250s

December 11, 2009
Bart Madson
By Bart Madson
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Bashing away at the MotoUSA keyboard for nine years now, Madson lends his scribbling and editorial input on everything from bike reviews to industry analysis and motorcycle racing reports.

The NHTSA has announced a recall for the popular Kawasaki Ninja 250R. The recall, issued by Kawasaki, potentially affects 259 units of the 2009-2010 model years of the entry-level sportbike. The problem is a potential leak in the engine case, which could deposit oil on the rear tire.
A cursory glance at the little Ninja and it s easy to mistake for its bigger supersport sibling.
Kawasaki its popular Ninja 250 due to a potential oil leak in 259 of its 2009-2010 model units.

The specifics of the NHTSA report state: “A small number of upper engine cases for the affected model could have porosity in the aluminum casting. This porosity occurs in the vicinity of a pressurized oil passage just above the transmission output shaft.”

The recall is expected to begin in early December, with dealers inspecting the suspicious area. Any evidence of a leak will be repaired without charge to the consumer.

Owners of 2009-2010 Ninja 250Rs can contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. They may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or visit www.safercar.gov

View the original NHTSA announcement at: 2009-2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Recall.

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