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India Yamaha Motor has recalled 23,897 units of its recently launched FZ25 and Fazer 25 in India. Both the bikes have been recalled to correct an issue linked to head cover bolt loosening.
The company said that the recall exercise starts with immediate effect and covers motorcycles that were manufactured from January 2017. The recall includes 21,640 units of FZ 25 and 2,257 units of Fazer 25.
Yamaha said that the recall was a precautionary measure and there was no report of incidents due to the problem. The affected motorcycles will be fixed free of cost at any of Yamaha's authorised dealers, and the owners will be intimated individually.
While Yamaha is working with its dealers to ensure the issue is fixed and owners contacted, if you are an owner of the FZ25 or the Fazer 25, you can contact your dealer to check if your bike falls under the recall.
The Yamaha FZ25 was launched in India in January 2017. The quarter-litre bike offers an impressive ride and handling within the city as well as excellent mid-range power. The Yamaha Fazer 25 uses the same components as the FZ25, but is designed as a sports tourer and is a fully faired bike.
The same 249cc, oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine powers both the bikes producing 20.6bhp and 20Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Upfront the bike employs telescopic forks and a mono shock setup at the rear taking care of its suspension duties.
Braking duties are carried out by 282mm disc brakes at the front and 220mm disc brakes at the rear; however, the bike misses out on the ABS feature. The bikes are priced competitively at Rs 1.19 lakh and 1.22 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi) for the FZ25 and Fazer 25 respectively.
India Yamaha has voluntarily recalled the FZ25 and the Fazer 25 instead of waiting for an incident to be reported before a recall is issued. This reflects that Yamaha is taking its presence in the country with responsibility even after the bike is sold. So if you are an owner of an FZ25 or the Fazer 25, head to your nearest dealer to find out if your bike is part of the recall.