Five-time Dakar Rally winner Cyril Despres has signed on with Yamaha Motor France to race on the Yamaha YZ450F. Despres won the Dakar Rally in 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013 with KTM but parted ways with the Austrian manufacturer in March. For 2014, Despres is trading in KTM Orange for Yamaha Blue, riding with […]
2011 Yamaha Vino Classic Recalled for Drum Brake Issue
Yamaha is recalling 2011 Vino Classic scooters because of a problem with its brakes. More specifically, the brake shoe linings may separate from the shoe due to a lack of proper adhesion, reducing brake performance and increasing the risk of a crash. The problem can affect both the front and rear drum brakes.
According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. was alerted by the issue on Sept. 1 by Yamaha’s Taiwan subsidiary which produces the Vino Classic. Yamaha Motor Taiwan discovered the problem during a quality control review and testing of exported models.
Yamaha dealers will contact owners of affected units and replace both front and rear brakes. The recall campaign affects 320 units in the U.S.