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Yamaha recalls competition off-road motorcycles

The gear shift assembly can detach from the crankcase

Yamaha YZ125N2L motorcycle
Photo source: CPSC
Yamaha Motor Corporation USA of Cypress, Calif., is recalling about 760 off-road motorcycles.

The gear shift assembly can detach from the crankcase, resulting in unintentional gear shifting that could increase the risk of a crash.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the model year 2022 Yamaha Competition Off-Road Motorcycle with model numbers YZ125N2L and YZ125N2ME. The motorcycles were sold in Blue and Monster Energy Racing Edition.

The model number is printed on the right and left sides of the motorcycle. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the frame steering head. The affected vehicles are in the following VIN range: ***CE34C***000301 through ***CE34C***004096.

The motorcycles, manufactured in Japan, were sold at Yamaha motorcycle dealers nationwide from July 2021, through January 2022, for between $6,900 and $7,100.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road motorcycles and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

Consumers may contact Yamaha online or at (800) 962-7926 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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