Yamaha has issues a new recall to all 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M owners to fix a small yet potentially dangerous issue. Despite being somewhat of a new bike, recalls were inevitable for both the manic new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M superbikes.
Sources are reporting that this new recall sees Yamaha addressing a potentially faulty oil delivery pipe O-ring. On its official website, Yamaha explained:
‘It is possible for an oil leak to occur, from the O-Ring on the Oil Delivery Pipe where it enters the engine case, because of improper assembly of the components. If a leak occurs, oil could leak onto the exhaust and in extreme circumstances the oil could catch fire.’
Whilst not offered officially here in Malaysia, a handful of examples have made their way on our shores via grey importers. Local owners are highly advised to have this issue in their R1 or R1M superbikes sorted by consulting a specialist garage or service provider.
This new potential fire hazard comes after a recent recall for the R1’s faulty transmission components. The latter problem had forced the Japanese bike maker to issue a ‘stop sale’ order to its American dealers pending the fault’s rectification.