As a part of a global exercise, Yamaha has recalled 100 units of its liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder, 998cc YZF-R1 superbikes in India through its Indian arm, India Yamaha Motor.
The revocation extends to specifically R1 bikes sold in India over the past 4 years. The company believes there’s a technical drawback with the headlight lead coupler overheating and melting.
India Yamaha’s website states that “our parent company Yamaha Motor Co., Japan has concluded that a defect, which relates to headlight lead coupler overheating and melting, exists in YZF-R1 motorcycle falling within certain production numbers. This headlight sub lead must be replaced at the earliest in the motorcycles falling within certain production numbers.” The company has asked the bike owners to check these faults as soon as possible, free of cost. “Yamaha is initiating a factory modification campaign, where the affected motorcycles must get the headlight sub lead replaced with a modified one,” the statement added.
As a matter of interest, Yamaha had recalled the models sold between 2009-2013 in US, stating the matter of defect in the headlight. Last year, India Yamaha Motor had recalled around 56,082 units of Ray Scooter to replace the handlebar because of cracking or breaking. This was due to inadequate welding.