Yamaha R3 has been a quality sportsbike in India and is a great contender to the current range of sub-500 cc motorbikes which includes the popular KTM RC390 and the Ninja 300. The Yamaha R3 has been considered to be high on quality but defects have been arising in the factory manufactured motorcycles frequently. This time, the company has recalled 1155 units of the motorcycle for replacing the fuel tank bracket and main switch sub assembly.
The Yamaha YZF-R3 is priced at INR 3.26 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and is powered by a 321 cc in-line twin cylinder, 4-stroke engine which churns out a power of 41.4 bhp @ 10750 rpm while the max torque is 29.6 Nm @ 9000 rpm mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Regarding the recall, the company has issued the following statement, “The YZF-R3 is an exceptional performer and has been very successful on Indian roads. Recently, the parent company Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., Japan has detected a defect in its Fuel Tank Bracket and Main Switch Sub Assy and has announced a recall. In India, this will affect 1155 vehicles. As a responsible manufacturer, Yamaha has initiated a factory modification campaign under which the defective parts will be replaced with a modified one on ‘free of cost’ basis at Yamaha dealerships. The replacement activity would begin immediately as the company would communicate with customers directly. This recall is a reiteration of Yamaha’s commitment to the safety of its customers by offering safe and satisfactory products.”
This is the second time in less than a year as Yamaha also recalled the same over a defective oil pump and clutch plate components a few months back. But the fact that Yamaha cares to recall such huge numbers of the motorcycle shows their commitment towards the buyers.