The recall of Yamaha YZF-R1 will address a defect related to Head light lead coupler overheating and melting. As such, this headlight sub lead must be replaced at the earliest in the motorcycles falling within certain production numbers.
This recall is affecting all YZF-R1 bikes produced by Yamaha Motors during the period October 2008 and August 2013. The company will be replacing the headlight sub lead with a modified one on the affected bikes all replacements will be conducted free of cost. Yamaha Motors has warned users against using their bikes till this replacement is carried out. You can check whether your vehicle is recalled or not by entering your vehicle chassis / frame number here.
While the YZF-R1 is being recalled, Yamaha USA has announced that they will be recalling 24000 units of 2012-13 Yamaha Super Tenere due to the same overheating problem in its headlight. This heat expansion could cause failure of the headlight to function thereby reducing visibility to oncoming traffic and thereby increasing risk of crash.