Yamaha has filed a lawsuit against a pair of Japanese companies alleging their electric scooter copies the design of the Yamaha Gear BX50 scooter. The Yamaha Gear BX50 (pictured left above) is a 50cc four-stroke scooter sold in Japan as a commercial-use model, aimed for small business such as newspaper distributors. Yamaha has been offering […]
Recall for 2011 Yamaha FJR1300
Yamaha is initiating a recall campaign the 2011 FJR1300, just a week after a separate recall for the 2006-2009 versions of the sport touring motorcycle.
Like the earlier campaign, the recall for the 2011 Yamaha FJR1300 is for an electrical issue, this time for the brake lights. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, brake light on affected units may not illuminate when the front brake lever is applied because the activating mechanism in the brake switch can bind.
If the brake light fails to turn on, motorists behind the FJR1300 may not be alerted to the motorcycle decelerating, increasing the risk of a crash.
Yamaha dealers will install a new front brake switch on affected units. The recall campaign affects units produced from January to April 2011 and encompasses 260 units.
Last week, Yamaha recalled 2006-2009 models due to an issue with the ground joint connector in the wiring harness. The two issues are not related.
Recall for 2006-2009 Yamaha FJR1300
[Source: NHTSA, Campaign ID# 11V340000]