Yamaha is having to recall more than 50,000 2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycles: The front reflector on the base of each fork leg is in the wrong position, according to government standards.

Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association announced the recall of the motorcycles, produced from August 2005 to March 2010. The reports states that the “motorcycle’s front side reflector was not placed at the proper height which fails to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard No. 108: Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.”

Because the reflector is not in the correct position, the NHTSA asserts that the motorcycles are less visible. The mistake could increase the possibility of collisions.  Yamaha knows that the incorrect positioning of the reflectors could expose them to liability in certain crashes where a correctly positioned reflector could have provided more warning and the potential to avoid the collision.

Yamaha is biting the bullet and correcting the problem on all of the 54,000 machines, FREE to the owners. More information can be obtained by calling Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 or the NHTSA’s safety hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit SaferCar.gov for all recall information.

Dealers and owners of affected motorcycles will start to receive recall information from Yamaha on August 11.

Just recently, I blogged about another important motorcycle recall, this one for Harleys: “NY and PA Motorcycle Attorney Warns: Some 2010 Harley-Davidsons Recalled For Wrong Fork Springs.”

Thanks for reading.


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