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Why Was Suzuki Sued for $12.5 Million?

On August 12, 2013, a man riding a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 suddenly hit the pavement as he was taking a corner. When police arrived, he told officers that he thought he hit a patch of gravel, but a different cause may have been lurking in the shadows. Worse yet, Suzuki may have known about this problem, but did nothing about it until the end of the riding season. Now, the motorcycle manufacturer must defend itself in court. Suzuki Sued for Defective Brakes In October of 2013, Suzuki recalled over 210,000 motorcycles from the 2004 through 2013 model years. These models included their famous GSX-R600, GSX-R750 and the GSX-R1000 superbike. The issue was front brakes that wouldn’t always function properly. At the time, Suzuki claimed that no one had suffered injuries due to the issue, but that claim may have been premature. The rider mentioned above suffered a shattered spine due…
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