Yamaha recalls 1,155 units of superbike YZF-R3

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Chennai | Published: February 17, 2017 5:02:27 AM

Yamaha Motor India, the arm of Japanese two-wheeler major Yamaha Motor, has decided to recall 1,155 units of popular YZF-R3. The bike has a 321cc engine and has been priced in India at a little over R3.25 lakh.

bikeYamaha has initiated a factory modification campaign under which the defective parts will be replaced with a modified one ‘free of cost’ at Yamaha dealerships.

Yamaha Motor India, the arm of Japanese two-wheeler major Yamaha Motor, has decided to recall 1,155 units of popular YZF-R3. The bike has a 321cc engine and has been priced in India at a little over R3.25 lakh. In a statement late on Thursday evening, the company said: “Recently, the parent company Yamaha Motor Company has detected a defect in its fuel tank bracket and main switch sub assy and has announced a recall. In India, this will affect 1,155 vehicles.”

Yamaha has initiated a factory modification campaign under which the defective parts will be replaced with a modified one ‘free of cost’ at Yamaha dealerships.The replacement activity in the country would begin immediately and the company would communicate with customers directly.

It may be recalled that sometime last year iconic American motorcycle maker Indian Motorcycle had recalled 18,637 units over a potential fire risk caused due to an issue with the ignition system.  The recall involves India’s range-topping motorcycles including the Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster and Chief Vintage, which were manufactured between April 15, 2013, to June 16, 2015.

Earlier another US  superbike maker Harley-Davidson had issued a recall on its entry-level Street 750 cruiser motorcycles in India during 2015.  The American two-wheeler manufacturer has recalled the Harley-Davidson Street 750 due to defect in fuel pump module installed on the bikes.

The company recalled all the Street 750 motorcycles that were manufactured at the Harley-Davidson plants at Kansas City in the US and Bawal in India. The recalled motorcycles were produced between January 2014 to June 2015 in the US and between February 24, 2014, to July 15, 2015, in India.

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