Yamaha Recalls 2014 YZF-R6 Motorcycles For Possible Wheel Defect

READ MORE about the latest recall concerning Yamaha Motor Corp. USA's R6

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: October 14, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V644000
Component(s): Wheels
Potential Number of Units Affected: n/a
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

THE RECALL: Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2014 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycles manufactured from August 1, 2014 to September 1, 2014. The front and rear wheels of the affected motorcycles may have been manufactured with insufficient hardness.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the wheels have insufficient hardness, the wheels may loosen and/or air may leak from around the tire bead. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the front and rear wheel and tire assemblies, free of charge. The recall began on October 21, 2014. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990088.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to [safercar.gov][] .