Yamaha India is recalling over a 1,000 of its popular motorcycle model YZF-R3 due to a defect in its fuel tank bracket and main switch-sub assembly, according to a statement by the company reported by news outlets. According to reports, at least 1,155 of the models would be recalled and the company would communicate directly with the customers to ensure a smooth experience.
“This recall is a reiteration of Yamaha’s commitment to the safety of its customers by offering safe and satisfactory products,” Yamaha India in a statement, as reported by India Today.
The defective parts will be replaced with the modified ones free of cost at Yamaha dealerships, according to the report.
In June last year, the company found itself in a similar situation after recalling over 900 YZF-R3 motorbikes in the wake of reports of defects in clutch pressure and oil pump. The Japan-headquartered company was back then forced to issue a clarification that the defect existed only with a few bikes.
The high-end motorcycle is one of the costlier in the Indian market, costing over Rs 3 lakh. It has an engine of over 300 CC and is an improvement of Yamaha R6. The newer model of the bike was reported to hit the Indian markets this year.