Yamaha the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer is globally acknowledged name but currently in the news due to some technical defaults. The brand has decided to recall the 902 units of recently launched YZF-R3 sports bike in India. The sole reason is to replace its faulty clutch system. Yamaha Motor India says that the parent company Yamaha Motor Co, Japan, has found that a defect, which relates to clutch pressure plate and oil pump malfunction that exists in few YZF-R3 motorcycles falling within certain production numbers.
Yamaha has confirmed it will recall the motorcycles in India under its factory modification campaign and will replace the defective parts free of cost. Yamaha issued 15,000 motorcycles in its home market Japan, which includes a host of 250-350cc motorcycles including the MT 250, YZF R25, YZF R25A, YZF R3 and the MT 320. But only 1458 units of the R3 were affected and needed to be fixed and will be recalled.
According to the information, the India-spec Yamaha R3 is imported in India from the plant in Indonesia. The recall has affected the R25 as well as the R3 globally, both of which are produced on the same assembly line. The YZF-R3 is powered by 321cc twin cylinder engine that can produce 41bhp of power and is very popular globally, as an apt sports bike that also has touring capabilities as well.
No doubt, the situation will work against the reputation of the brand Yamaha. The makers have thus made earnest effort to save the good name and taking bake all the defective products and will repair it free of cost. Hope the Yamaha will be able to protect its reputation and good name.