After a year of record safety recalls for motorcycles in 2021, Yamaha Australia is the first Australian motorcycle company to issue a recall in 2022.
The company has recalled their current 29022 YZ125SPN and YZ125N junior motocross motorcycles for a gear selection issue and asked owners to not ride them until parts arrive later this month or until they have been inspected and modified.
According to the official recall notice issued through the Federal Government, the shift selector detent spring may “dislodge while riding, causing the gear to shift unexpectedly or inhibit gear selection”.
“If the gear shifts unexpectedly or cannot shift properly, there is an increased risk of an accident resulting in injury or death to the rider or bystanders,” the notice says.
While all safety recalls are important, this is alarming as most riders will be young people, so parents should pay particular attention.
The notice says the parts for repair will not be available until next month.
In the meantime, owners should contact their local Yamaha dealer to arrange for a free inspection and temporary modification.
For more information, contact Yamaha Motor Australia on 1300 277 137.
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If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.
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