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Kawasaki Recalls KLX230 Dual Sports With ABS

Kawasaki KLX230 Dual Sports With ABS
Kawasaki KLX230 Dual Sports With ABS. Photo courtesy of Ultimate Motorcycling.

Kawasaki’s just had a recall previously thought to be contained to Japan, now almost certainly containing bikes released to America.

If you’ve got a Kawi dual-sport kicking around at the back, you might want to check to see if your beauty was one of the ones affected. The date range was purportedly 2020-2022, with initial reports stating that only Japanese market-oriented KLX230 Dual Sports With ABS models created between September 1st and 7th were included in the recall. 

Kawasaki KLX230 Dual Sports With ABS. Photo courtesy of Ultimate Motorcycling.
Kawasaki KLX230 Dual Sports With ABS. Photo courtesy of Ultimate Motorcycling.

However, The original recall on NHTSA’s website has remedied the concern, stating that, “another report was later received of a unit with the same problem assembled on a date outside that range which prompted Kawasaki to issue a recall in America also.”

Kawasaki KLX230 Dual Sports With ABS. Photo courtesy of Cycle World.
Kawasaki KLX230 Dual Sports With ABS. Photo courtesy of Cycle World.

“It is estimated that a total of 1,923 bikes from model years 2020-2022 are affected by the recall,” adds a report from ADV Pulse

The source of all the chaos?

Apparently, a front brake rotor with a smaller diameter is the problem, meaning any bikes that were given the wrong brakes “fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 122, ‘Motorcycle Brake Systems.’”

Fancy yourself to be included in this recall?

Kawasaki KLX230 Dual Sports With ABS. Photo courtesy of Ultimate Motorcycling.
Kawasaki KLX230 Dual Sports With ABS. Photo courtesy of Ultimate Motorcycling.

Don’t worry – as per usual, Kawi will be providing the necessary stuffs to ensure that their dealers will ‘replace the front brake rotor and pads, as necessary, free of charge.’

Contact Kawasaki’s customer service at 1-866-802-9381 (the number for this recall is MC22-04).

Be sure to check back at our shiny new webpage for the best of the latest coming down the pipeline proper, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
*Media sourced from Ultimate Motorcycling and CycleWorld*