Following the recall Yamaha announced for the YZF-R3 in the US, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has issued a recall in India too, claiming 1155 units of the motorcycle are affected.
Yamaha announced a recall due to two reasons — defective fuel tank brackets and trouble with the main switch sub assembly. All models manufactured and sold in India since the launch of the R3 will be a part of the recall.
The defective fuel tank bracket will lead to fuel leak from the tank eventually, owing to engine vibration. The switch, on the other hand, will get corroded over time due to water seepage and will result in the motorcycle stalling. Both issues are serious, and Yamaha will fix both defects free of cost.
In an official statement, Yamaha said: "The YZF-R3 is an exceptional performer and has been very successful on Indian roads. Recently, the parent company Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., Japan has detected a defect in its Fuel Tank Bracket and Main Switch Sub Assy and has announced a recall. In India, this will affect 1155 vehicles."
The recall process will begin immediately, and the company will get in touch with the owners directly. The statement further read: "This recall is a reiteration of Yamaha's commitment to the safety of its customers by offering safe and satisfactory products."
The Yamaha YZF-R3 is powered by a 321cc, twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that makes 41bhp and 29Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.