Suzuki motorcycles have recalled 68,000 motorcycles for an issue related to the battery charging circuit. The recall affects 15 models manufactured between 2008 and 2012.
The US safety regulators, working on a customer complaint, found out the problem to be related to the circuit board in the charging system. This leads to battery drain and causes the bike to stall. Dealers will replace the regulator/rectifier of the charging system free of cost starting March.
The motorcycles affected are MY2008 to MY2012 GSX1300R (Hayabusa), the AN400, DL1000 and the MY2008-09 GSF1250 (Bandit). Also, the 2008-10 GSXR600, GSXR750 are on the list.
The rectifier circuit complaints have come from other countries too, which makes us wonder if the motorcycles that were exported to India would also have this issue. If you own one of these high flying machines, it would be best to reach out to the nearest dealer for further clarity on the issue.
Suzuki officially sells the GSX1300R, the Bandit, the GSX-R1000, the GSX S1000S, the GSX S1000F and the Suzuki Intruder in India as a part of its performance motorcycle line-up.