Yamaha R3 recalled in India once again. Total of 1,155 units affected

Yamaha R3 was launched in India last year in August 2015. A total of 1,155 units are affected by the latest recall.

Priced from INR 3.5 lakh, the new Yamaha R3 was launched in India as a CBU back in August 2015. Launched in the presence of Yamaha India’s brand ambassador, John Abraham, the bike has now been recalled due to defect in its Fuel Tank Bracket and Main Switch Sub Assembly.

A total of 1,155 units of Yamaha R3 sold in India till date have been affected by this recall. Considered as highly overpriced by many, Yamaha R3 sales average at about 80 units a month.

Yamaha R3 India launch

This is not the first time Yamaha has recalled the R3 in India. Back in June 2016, it was recalled as well. At that time about 900 units were affected. That time, the defect related to Clutch Pressure Plate assembly & Oil Pump assembly malfunction. Just like last time, Yamaha India will be replacing the latest defect / faulty parts absolutely free of cost. They have already started notifying customers. If you have not received a notification, please contact your dealer.

Winner of 2016 Indian Bike of the Year award, Yamaha R3 is powered by a fuel injected 321 cc twin cylinder engine which delivers 42 PS and 29.6 Nm torque. Mated to a 6 speed gearbox, it does a top speed of 194 kmph.

Yamaha R3 Matte Grey at 2016 Bangkok Motor Show
Yamaha R3 Matte Grey at 2016 Bangkok Motor Show

In a statement released to the media, Yamaha India said – “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.”