The 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT is being recalled because the throttle grip may break, if used to pull the motorcycle up after a tip-over.
The recall only affects 2021 model year machines – built between February 15, 2021 and July 8, 2021 – with NHTSA quoting a recall population size of 453 motorcycles.
According to recall documents, if the throttle grip is used to pull up a motorcycle that has fallen on its side, the throttle grip tube may break at the guide due to the excessive lateral pulling force applied to it.
This is because of an improperly designed grip end.
If the guide is broken, the broken portion could restrict throttle movement during operation, which could result in loss of control and a crash.
To remedy the situation, Yamaha dealers will replace the grip end, and if necessary, the throttle grip assembly, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 10, 2022.
Yamaha Tracer 9 GT owners are being advised not to operate their motorcycle, other than to take it to a dealer, until the remedy is performed.
Concerned Yamaha 9 GT Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-866-894-1626. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990156. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.