Community Motorcycle Safety 2015 Yamaha R1M Recall | Ohlins Rear Shock Absorber Issues

2015 Yamaha R1M Recall | Ohlins Rear Shock Absorber Issues

2015 Yamaha R1M Recall

2015 Yamaha R1M Recall | Ohlins Rear Shock Absorber Issues

Yamaha has recalled 350 of its 2015 YZF-R1M superbikes due to issues with the Ohlins rear shock absorber.

The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer reports that 2015 Yamaha R1M motorcycles built from Jan. 19, 2015, through March 23, 2015, may have been assembled with an “improperly manufactured rear shock absorber.”

Yamaha says the damper rod nut on the Ohlins rear shock may loosen, causing loss of damping or possible disassembling of the shock.

If the 2015 Yamaha R1M’s piston rod nut loosens, shock absorber performance would be affected, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycles and replace any affected rear shock absorbers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2015. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990095.

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

For a review from the bikes launch in Sydney, Australia, visit 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M Test.

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