Kawasaki Recalls Motorcycles Due to Anti-Lock Defect

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Recently, Kawasaki Motors announced a recall of several motorcycles because of a possible anti-lock defect that could increase the risk of an accident.

Anti-lock braking systems can help reduce the risk of motorcycle accidents caused when a motorcyclist applies the brakes at high speeds.  Recently, Kawasaki Motors announced a recall of several motorcycles because of a possible anti-lock defect that could increase the risk of an accident.

According to Kawasaki Motors Corporation, the company is recalling certain model year 2013 motorcycles that were manufactured between August 2012 and April 2013.

The motorcycles that are included in the recall are the model year 2013 EX300BDFAL motorcycles.  According to the company, there is a manufacturing defect that could cause the anti-lock braking systems on these motorcycles to malfunction.  As a result, the motorcycle may lose the anti-lock braking functionality.

Anti-lock braking systems are available on most motorcycles, but the federal administration has not yet made these mandatory in all automobiles.  This is in spite of the fact that there are enough studies indicating to motorcycle accident lawyers that anti-lock braking systems can significantly reduce the risk of a motorcycle accident.  These anti-lock braking systems prevent the wheels of the motorcycle from locking, when the motorcyclist slams on the brakes at high speeds.  In such cases, the wheels can lock, and this can cause skidding of the motorcycle, causing severe injuries to the rider.  A motorcyclist may be thrown several feet away from the vehicle, and suffer serious injuries.

According to Kawasaki, as a result of this anti-lock defect, the anti-lock function may not perform well, and therefore there is an increased risk of skidding, spiking the risk of an accident.  The company will soon notify motorcycle owners about the defect, and will offer free replacement of the affected anti-lock braking system with a new assembly.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company will begin the recall somewhere in August 2013.

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