Yamaha India has issued a recall for certain units of the flagship Yamaha YZF-R1 sportbike. The units in question were produced between October 2008 and August 2013.
The fault recall hopes to rectify faulty headlight coupling on the affected units which could overheat and melt. leading to arcing and potentially a short circuit. Both of these scenarios are dangerous and Yamaha has asked owners from not using their bikes and immediately contact their nearest dealerships. The R1 features ‘always-on’ headlamps, which is further reason why owners are requested to refrain from using their bikes till they get the part replaced.
The units affected by this recall in India amount to about 100 units, and is part of a global exercise which also includes units of the Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere dual-purpose bike. Owners are requested to contact their nearest dealerships and the faulty headlight coupler will be replaced free of cost.
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