Yamaha Motorcycles India has announced a voluntary recall for the YZF-R3 in India. The company has revealed a possible fault in the bike’s radiator hose and torsion spring to be the cause behind this recall. Yamaha claims that none of its Indian customers have faced any issue regarding the above faults and the recall is purely preventive in nature.
According to the official recall announcement made, the defective hose in some models of the YZF-R3 can cause the coolant to leak from the radiator, while the torsion spring widens. Yamaha has identified a batch of 1,874 units, manufactured between July 2015 to May 2018, that may have the said defects.
The company has assured that all affected bike owners will be contacted by their respective dealerships to schedule a workshop visit. The bikes will be thoroughly checked and any faulty parts will be replaced at no extra cost to the customer.
It is worth noting that this isn’t the first time that the Yamaha YZF-R3 has been recalled in India. In fact, the Japanese have already recalled the mid-range sportsbike twice in the past. It was first recalled over a faulty clutch and oil pump, which was followed by a recall owing to the fuel tank bracket and main switch sub-assembly.
Yamaha has already updated the YZF-R3 internationally. The new version gets a redesigned front fairing, all digital full LCD instrument cluster, new 37mm Kayaba USD forks at the front, a taller windscreen, and full LED headlamp. Yamaha is expected to bring the updated R3 to India by mid-2019.