The Yamaha YZF-R3 was supposed to beat the Kawasaki Ninja to pulp in the Indian entry-level sportbike segment. But that didn’t happen. Maybe the marketing wasn’t strong enough or the dealerships weren’t as excited about moving more YZF-R3 sportbikes as India Yamaha Motor would have wanted them to be. And to top it all, almost all the units that were sold were recalled barely a year after launch to fix a malfunctioning clutch pressure plate assembly and oil pump assembly.
Now India Yamaha Motor has issued one more recall which is applicable to 1,155 YZF-R3 motorcycles plying on Indian roads. Yamaha’s engineers have detected a defect in the motorcycle’s fuel tank bracket and main switch sub-assembly. This has initiated the recall which will start with the company contacting the owners of the bikes affected, followed by a replacement of the faulty components with modified ones. The replacement will be carried out free of cost.
This is the 5th recall from India Yamaha Motor and the second one for the Yamaha YZF-R3.