Yamaha is dominating the news today,with the release of the Yamaha YZF-R1S and the 60th Annviersary livery coming to the USA. Our last story featuring the tuning fork brand is about the Yamaha YZF-R3.
Unfortunately, the story deals with a recall, as the 16 units of the R3 have an incorrectly manufactured upper triple clamp that may crack while riding.
The affected bikes were manufactured between January 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015, which is a large date range for such a limited recall.
Never the less, as a fracture of the upper triple clamp can be a serious issue, leading to a loss of steering and possibly a crash, Yamaha filed this recall with the NHTSA.
As such, Yamaha will notify affected customers, and Yamaha dealers will replace the upper triple clamp with a new one, free of charge.
This recall is expected to begin this month, October 2015. Concerned YZF-R3 owners may contact Yamaha’s customer service at 1-800-962-7926, and reference Yamaha’s recall number: 990099.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.