Yamaha Motor Corporation is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured Jan. 1, 2015 to April 15, 2016.
The clutch pressure plate bearing may break in affected bikes, due to an insufficient load rating, causing the clutch to not disengage and preventing the transmission from shifting properly. If the clutch cannot be disengaged, the rider may not be easily able to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the clutch pressure plate bearing, free of charge. The recall began July 11, 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.