Suzuki Motor of America has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for certain 2016 GSX-S1000, GSX-S1000A and GSX-S1000FA motorcycles due to a potential front brake caliper issue.
Luckily, the NHTSA reckons only 600 bikes have been affected, manufactured between July 8 and July 29, 2015.
Suzuki says in their Defect Notice that “the surface of the seal groove in the brake piston cylinder may be damaged, causing brake fluid leakage.”
The cause of the defect has been traced back to Brembo “the supplier of the front brake caliper applied a surface treatment to change the color of the brake caliper body. Due to insufficient sealing, some treating liquid may have entered the brake piston cylinder, damaging the surface condition of the brake piston seal groove in the piston cylinder.”
Suzuki shops will replace the front caliper free of charge.