November 22, 2000Kawasaki Motocross Competition
Irvine, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kawasaki Motors
Corp. U.S.A. is recalling about 4,000 Motocross Competition motorcycles. A frame down tube
on these motorcycles can crack below the steering head. Use of the motorcycle with a
cracked down tube can result in failure of the frame, which can cause the rider to lose
control of the motorcycle and crash, resulting in injury or death.
Kawasaki has received 60 reports of frames on these motorcycles cracking. Three of these
incidents reportedly resulted in the down tube failing, leading to crashes. Injuries to
riders included broken bones and abrasions.
These KX65 Model Year 2000 motorcycles have a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) located
on their frame behind the front fork. Recalled motorcycles carry VIN numbers with the last
four digits between 0001 and 6668. The motorcycles are small, two-wheel, off-road
motocross competition vehicles designed for rough terrain. The fenders and bodywork are
lime green with large "Kawasaki" decals on each side.
Kawasaki dealers nationwide sold these motorcycles from November 1999 through October 2000
for about $2,700.
Consumers with the recalled motorcycles should stop using them immediately and call their
local Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. For more information about
this recall, contact Kawasaki toll-free at (866) 802-9381 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
PT Monday through Friday. Registered owners of the motorcycles will be notified by mail
directly by Kawasaki.
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