Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 124 R3 and MT-03 (pictured above) learner motorcycles over possible breaking front brakes.
The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that when “strong gripping force is applied to the front brake lever, it may break”.
“If the front brake lever breaks while the motorcycle is being ridden, the rider will lose all brake functionality at the front of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of an accident and serious injury to the rider and other road users,” the notice says.
Owners of affected motorcycles should contact their local Yamaha Dealer to arrange an inspection and have the brake lever replaced, where required.
The vehicle identification of all 124 affected bikes are listed at the end of this article.
The models have now been recalled seven times.
They include issues such as radiator leaks, gear shift problems, noisy gears, engine vibrations, fuel leaks, loss of electrical power, engine stalling and clutch failures.