Yamaha Motor Co Ltd, Japan, the parent company of Yamaha India, today announced the recall of 902 units of its YZF-R3 motorcycle due to faulty clutch pressure plate and oil pump assembly. The motorcycles falling under certain production numbers come under the recall, the company said. Although no safety issues have been reported in India till date, Yamaha has decided to recall all the affected vehicles to ensure safety.
The defected parts will be replaced free of cost at the company's authorised service centres across India. Yamaha said that the recall is a commitment to the safety of its customers and not a result of complaints. It is more of a preventive measure to ensure the safety of customers, it added.
The R3 comes powered by a 321 cc, parallel-twin engine mated to a six-speed transmission. The fuel-injected motor churns out a net power of 41.4 hp at 10,750 rpm, with a peak torque of 29.6 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The motorcycle gets an aerodynamic design and receives 298 mm front and 220 mm rear disc brakes. Other features of the YZF-R3 include multi-functional instrument cluster, LED tail lamp, split step-up seats and a stubby exhaust.
The company had recalled nine units of its 2015 YZF-R1 model motorcycles, in line with Yamaha Motor Co Ltd’s global recall, in December last year. Read here for details.