PhotoYamaha Motor Corporation, USA is recalling 11,240 model year 2015-2016 Yamaha YZFR3 motorcycles.

The shift shaft torsion spring may fracture, giving the shifter a loose feel and affecting the ability to shift gears.

Difficulty shifting gears can cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will install a new shift shaft torsion spring, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018.

Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990126.

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