Following a global recall campaign of the flagship superbikes over a fault in the gearbox, Yamaha has announced a recall on YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M superbikes in India too. The company informed in a press statement that a total of 9 units, which include 7 units of YZF-R1 and 2 units of YZF-R1M, will be recalled. The recall was first announced in US and Canada and then extended over the world.
Ravinder Singh, Vice President, Strategy & Planning, Yamaha Motor India Sales said “The YZF-R1 and YZF- R1M has been a significant milestone in the company’s history and a lot of thought and hard-work has gone into its establishment and design. No such problem has been reported from anywhere in India so far. But for the safety of our customers, we have announced this recall”. Singh further added “We will be rectifying the error by replacing the transmission with a modified one on a free of cost basis”. As per the resources, the company has started contacting customers through mail as well as phone calls from 22nd Dec 15, to fix an appointment and to extend every support through this campaign.