Launched in India back in September 2015, the Yamaha YZF-R3 was perhaps the most awaited sportsbike among racing enthusiasts. At a price of `3.33 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai), it was perhaps not the first choice for those looking at value for money. But the R3 made up for it by impressing riders with its finish and finesse. It’s not completely devoid of flaws though, considering that Yamaha India has had to issue a recall for 1,155 units of the bike owing to a fault in the tank brackets and the main switch assembly.
According to reports, vibrations from the engine may cause fissures in the fuel tank, which could lead to potentially hazardous leaks. Meanwhile, the faulty switch is susceptible to corrosion when exposed to moisture, causing the ignition to stall occasionally. The R3s affected belong to batches manufactured in 2015-16. Owners can enter their respective chassis numbers to know if their motorcycles qualify for the recall. The defective parts will be replaced at Yamaha dealerships free of charge.
Other recent two-wheeler recalls in India that you may have missed
Royal Enfield Himalayan | July 2016
The all-new adventure bike from Royal Enfield was recalled to workshops in order to address the high engine noise. The “proactive service update” included replacement of the rocker unit in the engine and sari guard.
Suzuki Access 125 | July 2016
The first ever recall issued by Suzuki in India involved a mechanical glitch in the rear axle and/or wheel assembly of the 125 cc Access scooter. Units affected were manufactured between March 8 and June 22, 2016.