The Yamaha YZF-R3 is one legendary motorcycle. While not many units seems to have been sold in India, the customers who bought the bikes are more than happy. However, there have been recall issues plaguing the R3. More than once, the motorcycle has been recalled to fix certain parts. It seems that there is another recall in the offing. Owners of the Yamaha YZF-R3 have been asked to get their motorcycles to the workshop. Yamaha says that a defect pertaining to the radiator hose as well as the torsion spring may exist in a few motorcycles. These R3 motorcycles were manufactured between July 2015 to May 2018.
If you own a R3, you can check online if your motorcycle is affected or not. Enter the chassis number. You may also call Yamaha on 18004201600 during work timing 8:00AM to 4:30PM from Monday to Friday. One can also write to Yamaha at email@example.com. Yamaha says that around 1850 motorcycles have been affected. The turnaround time for fixing these issues is one hour. There will be cost associated to these parts replacement. In essence, the replacement will be free of cost to the customer.
The Yamaha YZF-R3 in its second-generation was launched in India earlier this year. The motorcycle gained LED lights, a revised instrument console, stickier Metzeler tyres as well as dual channel ABS. The smooth 313cc parallel twin engine receives no revisions and it continues to make 42PS of power and 30Nm of torque. A 6-speed gearbox transfers power to the rear wheel. The top speed of this fully faired motorcycle is around 185kmph.