31st Oct 2018 2:11 pm
Both bikes are part of a global recall to fix a faulty component in the fuel pump that may lead to fuel leaks.
Suzuki Motorcycle India has issued a recall for the GSX-S750 and the GSX-1000R in our market. According to the Japanese bike maker, the recall has been issued due to the O-ring set in the fuel pump. Despite having different powerplants, the company found that the designs of the fuel pump O-ring and the fuel tank’s inner vessel were faulty, resulting in the fuel pump O-ring getting twisted, which led to fuel leakage.
To address this issue, the new O-ring has a round cross-section, as opposed to the D-shaped cross-section seen in the faulty component. Suzuki dealerships across the country have communicated the requests for a recall to GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000R customers. The faulty part will be replaced free of cost. While the Suzuki V-Strom 650 is also part of the global recall, the company confirmed that the units of the recently launched adventure tourer offering in our country haven’t been affected.
Suzuki Motorcycle India released the following statement, “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.“
The Suzuki GSX-R1000R has been priced at Rs 19.81 lakh, while the GSX-S750 retails for Rs 7.46 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).