Yamaha India, unfortunately, has had to recall its motorcycles every year. This time, the Yamaha FZ25 and Fazer have been recalled. Yamaha is recalling these motorcycles for fixing a faulty head cover bolt loosening. 13,000 units of both the motorcycles, a majority of which account for the FZ25 (12,620). These vehicles were manufactured from June 2018. Yamaha says that the owners of the affected vehicles are being contacted individually. The repair work will take less than an hour and will be free of cost to the customer. The service will be carried out at authorised Yamaha workshops in India.
How do I know if my motorcycle is affected?
It is a simple process. Company executives will contact you. However, if you want to check it yourself, go to the company’s website and put your vehicle chassis number. Earlier, the FZ25 was recalled for some other issue. Prior to that the company had recalled the R3 multiple times. It is being said that there was no noticeable risk to the life of the rider or malfunctioning of the motorcycle.
Both the Yamaha FZ25 and the Fazer 250 recently received an update. The motorcycles were also fitted with dual channel ABS. It is likely that in a few days, we will get to hear about the BS-VI compliant heart transplant for the bikes. Speaking of which, currently the single cylinder, 250cc engine produces 20.9PS of power and 20Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. With the BS-VI conversion, we believe that there will be a loss in power and torque but the efficiency will be bumped up. Yamaha might charge a premium of Rs 6,000 for its BS-VI compliant vehicles over the BS-IV ones.
Yamaha recently rolled out the updated FZ 150s. The motorcycles are now BS-VI compliant. At a later stage, Yamaha might bring back the defunct Fazer 150.