Yamaha Motors India will be recalling the nine units of the YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M superbike. The models were introduced in the Indian market during 2015. Recently, Yamaha recalled several of their superbikes sold in international markets as well, owing to the same issue plaguing the bikes sold in India.
Both the YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M are being recalled owing to a faulty gearbox. Yamaha officials claim that under aggressive use, the first or second gear could seize. So far, only a few cases of the gears seizing has been reported.
The main issue lies within the components strength. Yamaha admits there could be a possibility of gear warping in third and fourth gear as well. The YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M are superbikes and most owners would like to ride them once in a while on race tracks, which could lead to gearbox issues.
At this point, Yamaha India has sold two YZF-R1M models and seven YZF-R1 superbikes. Dealerships will be getting in touch with the customers personally to get the issue rectified. The gearbox will be replaced in all nine units and will be taken care by Yamaha free of cost.
Owners of the YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M should also get in touch with Yamaha dealership. Gearbox replacement on these superbikes could take a while; however, it is better to have a bike working in proper order rather than it not working at all.