2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R on “Technical Hold”

December 11, 2010
Courtesy of Kawasaki
Kawasaki has issued what’s its calling a “technical hold” on the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R Superbike. Dealers will return unsold stock to Kawasaki Motors Corp. warehouses, with the company refunding purchases of 2011 models upon their return to the dealership. It appears KMC wants to head off any surfacing technical issues. The situation is reminiscent of the release of the Aprilia RSV4, which saw engine failures in the early models and a subsequent recall. Stay tuned for more updates on one of the most anticipated sportbikes of the 2011 model line – MCUSA Ed
Stability at all speeds is a strong point of the new 10R.
Riders will have to wait longer than expected for the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R, as Kawasaki has issued a “technical hold.”

Courtesy of Kawasaki


IRVINE, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2010) — Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is placing a technical hold on the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R sportbike. The company is proactively addressing a remedy which reflects Kawasaki’s commitment to excellence and its relationships with its highly valued customers and dealer network.
The following actions are being initiated through the Kawasaki dealer network:

• Unsold units will be returned to KMC warehouses. The units will be redistributed once Kawasaki is 100 percent confident they reflect company standards for this highly technical, race-bred machine.
• Those who have taken delivery of a unit will be instructed to return the unit to the dealership for a full refund and will be among the first to have the option of receiving a new unit once the technical hold has been lifted.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,400 independent retailers, with an additional 8,000 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with 300 of them located at KMC’s Irvine, California headquarters.

Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

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