India Yamaha Motor, the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese two-wheeler maker is recalling its flagship motorcycle, the YZF-R1. According to the recall notice, the company has found a defect which is related to the lead coupler in the headlight overheating and melting. This eventually leads to arcing and also causing a potential short circuit.
The bikes affected by this recall are the YZF-R1 bikes manufactured between October 2008 and August 2013. Internationally, along with the R1, the Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere is also being recalled for this issue.
According to the notice, Yamaha is initiating a factory modification campaign, where the affected motorcycles must get the headlight sub lead replaced with a modified one. This replacement will be carried out free of cost. Yamaha has requested owners to refrain from using their R1 motorcycle until the headlight sub lead is replaced.
Yamaha R1 owners in India can click here to check if their vehicle is affected by this recall.
Source : Overdrive