Yamaha 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.