2014 Yamaha YZF Off-Road Bikes Recalled for Crash Hazards

A recall for certain Yamaha off-road competition bikes has been issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The source mentions that in some circumstances, the drive chains can detach and cause the rider to lose traction and control of the bike, posing a very high crash hazard.
2014 Yamaha YZF Off-Road Bikes Recalled 1 photo
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The CPSC reports that 1,300 motorcycles have been recalled, and they are both 250cc and 450cc machines. They are 2014 model year YZ250FEL, YZ250FEW, YZ450FEL and YZ450FEW, in blue and white or red and white, with YZ250F or YZ450F and 250 or 450 printed on the side panels.

s can easily detect whether their bikes are affected by the recall by inspecting the VIN number (Vehicle Identification number) located on the frame at the steering stem. The letter E in the 10th position of the VIN indicates that the bike has been manufactured as a 2014 model year.

The Commission advises that customers should not be using these bikes until the problem is solved. Registered customers are contacted by Yamaha directly, while those who haven’t registered are advised to contact their nearest dealer and schedule a free repair. The recalled bikes have been sold at “Yamaha motorcycle dealers nationwide from December 2013 through January 2014 for between $7,500 and $8,500 (€5,450-6,175),” the CPSC informs.

No injuries have been reported, and the Commission reminds that selling or attempting to resell recalled products is illegal.

Source CPSC
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