1,155 units of Yamaha R3 recalled in India

17/02/2017 - 15:25 | ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

The Yamaha R3 is priced at INR 3,26,530 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The pint-sized sportsbike, Yamaha R3, has been recalled in India. The number of affected units amount to 1,155 units.

2015 Yamaha R3 front quarter at Auto Expo 2016
The Yamaha R3 is being recalled in India, affecting 1,155 units, due to problems in the main power switch and fuel tank fitting bracket.

The proactive recall is due to two reasons. The main power switch can be corroded by water which might cause the bike to stall. Also, the bike’s fuel tank fitting bracket has been detected to have a problem which may cause the fuel tank to crack and leak fuel due to vibrations created by the engine.

The Yamaha R3 was launched in India in August 2015 as a competitor to the Kawasaki Ninja 300. Based on the quarter litre Yamaha R25 sold in Indonesia and Japan, the R3 is a rebored version for the European market which does not have a capacity constraint. Yamaha USA too has issued a similar recall for the motorcycle.

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Powering the Yamaha R3 is a 321 cc twin-cylinder mill which is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing 42 PS of maximum power at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of peak torque at 9,000 rpm.

Yamaha R3 blue motion front three quarter left
The 2017 Yamaha R3 was recently launched in the United States with ABS and new graphics. Click on the image to read more about it.

Yamaha has initiated a factory modification campaign under which the defective parts will be replaced with a modified one on ‘free of cost’ basis at Yamaha dealerships. The replacement activity would begin immediately, and Yamaha will be communicating with customers directly.

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