Kawasaki Motors USA announced that it has placed a technical hold on the newly launched 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R superbike. It is believed that the MotoGP-derived S-KTRC system, which crunches details from the sensors and parameters, can be the reason for the problem.
The S-KTRC system crunches numbers from various sensors and parameters, such as engine rpm, acceleration, throttle position, and wheel slip and speed.
The company had developed the complex software that is built in the Electronic Control Unit of the ZX-10R, after intense analysis and data gathering. The software is fed by the extra lightweight speed sensors placed on every wheel of the bike.
Kawasaki Motors said it is addressing a remedy for the issue to assure the company’s commitment towards excellence, and relationships with dealers and motorcycle enthusiasts. Regarding the hold, all the unsold bike units will be returned back to the company’s warehouses. The customers who bought the bike are instructed to return it back to the dealer for full refund. After the company is completely confident about the product, the ZX-10R superbike will be redistributed to the dealers.