Yamaha has recalled 11,280 of its quarter-liter supersport – the YZF-R3 – due to possible engine seizure.Yamaha says on 2014/2015 YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles – built from Jan. 1, 2015 through April 15, 2016 – the oil pump fail, reducing oil pressure.
As a result of unregulated oil pressure, the oil-pump drive gear may also fail, and cause the engine to freeze from a lack of oil supply. If this occurs, the rear wheel may lock up, increasing the risk of a crash.Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the oil pump, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2016. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990105. 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 www.safercar.gov.About the Yamaha YZF-R3When Yamaha released the R3 with the help of former MotoGP rider Colin Edwards at the 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, the bike became an immediate threat the Kawasaki Ninja 300, the Honda CBR300R and the KTM RC390..The 368-lbs. (wet) bike’s 321cc two-cylinder creates around 42 horsepower @ 10,750 rpm and, and takes styling directly from its other brothers – the YZF-R6 and YZF-R1.Read our Yamaha R3 Review
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!