Yamaha is recalling 54,000 certain model 2006 through 2010 YZF-R6 motorcycles manufactured from August 2005 through March 2010 due to the placement of the front side reflector.
Yamaha says the front side reflector was not placed at the proper height, which fails to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment."Due to the improper placement, the visibility of the motorcycle will be decreased, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.Yamaha will notify owners. Dealers will repair the motorcycle free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on Aug. 11, 2010. Owner may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926. or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit safecar.gov.