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Yamaha issues recall for 7757 units of FZ motorcycle

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Yamaha has issued a recall for their popular commuter motorcycle FZ in India. A total of 7,757 units which include the FZ FI & FZ-S FI are subject to this recall which have been manufactured from October 2019. The brand claims that the recall has to do with poor fitment of the rear reflector on the side, and that this is a voluntary recall.

Yamaha will contact customers of the motorcycles subject to this recall and will have their bikes inspected at the nearest dealership. The reflector will be fit / replaced free of cost at any Yamaha authorised workshop. There is no major hazard which might put the rider to risk, but Yamaha will fix this issue on the said motorcycles.

Yamaha had launched the BS6 compliant version of the FZ motorcycle in November 2019 as a version 3.0 model. Powering the Yamaha FZ series is a 149cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke motor which produces 12.4 HP of power and 13.6 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed gearbox. Yamaha offers the FZ with a single-channel ABS system working on the front wheel, while you do get a disc brake on the rear wheel as well.

The Yamaha FZ has transitioned from a entry-level sporty motorcycle to a premium commuter in the last decade. The bike now rivals the likes of Honda CB Hornet 160 R & Suzuki Gixxer.