India Yamaha Motor is recalling its flagship motorcycle, the YZF-R1. The company says that they have 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 issue though is related to motorcycles falling in certain production batch numbers. YZF-R1 bikes manufactured between October 2008 and August 2013 have been affected. Globally, along with the R1, the XT1200Z Super Tenere is also being recalled for the same issue.
2013 Yamaha R1 in white
Yamaha will replace the headlight sub lead in all these affected motorcycles free of cost. The affected Yamaha R1 bikes will get a modified headlight sub lead. Yamaha is asking owners not to use their motorcycles until the headlight sub lead is replaced.
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