The Yamaha R3 is being recalled in the United States reports Asphalt and Rubber. The recall is for units manufactured in 2015 as well as 2016. The Yamaha R3 is based on the Yamaha R25 which too may be facing a recall.
The Yamaha R3 is recalled because of two reasons, the first of which is a defect in the fuel tank fitting bracket which may cause the fuel tank to crack and leak fuel due to vibrations created by the engine. The other is for the main power switch which can be corroded by water or cold which might cause the motorcycle to stall while in motion.
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Yamaha USA will be notifying the affected Yamaha R3 owners by email which will request customers to bring their motorcycle to the nearest dealership. The parts will be replaced free of cost.
Powering the Yamaha R3 is a 321 cc twin-cylinder mill which is capable of producing 42 PS of maximum power at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of peak torque at 9,000 rpm. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox.
The Yamaha R3 is retailed in India at a price of INR 3.26 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Yamaha India is yet to issue an official notification on whether Indian units are affected.
[Source: Asphalt and Rubber]