RECALL NEWS: Yamaha Recalls the R1 & R1M Sportbikes For Defective Transmissions

Faulty transmission gears could lock up on 2,921 Yamaha superbikes.

2015 Yamaha R1m superbikes
The 2015 R1M superbike is on the recall list for transmission gears that could lock up.©Motorcyclist

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date:November 30, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V802000
Component(s): Powertrain, transmission
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,921
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

THE RECALL: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 YZFR1, YZFR1C, YZFR1MF and YZFR1MFC motorcycles manufactured from August 1, 2014, to June 1, 2015. The affected motorcycles have transmission gears that may fail.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the gears fail, the transmission may lock up, resulting in a loss of vehicle control, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the transmission assembly with an improved one, free of charge. The recall began on December 4, 2015. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 99100.

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.

2015 Yamaha R1 Recall, YZF-R1 recall
2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 on the safety recall list.©Motorcyclist
2015 Yamaha R1m superbikes
The 2015 R1M superbike is on the recall list for transmission gears that could lock up.©Motorcyclist