Yamaha to recall 53,814 defected bikes

Yamaha to recall 53,814 defected bikes
AFP
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First Published: Tue, Jan 27 2009. 09 33 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Jan 27 2009. 09 33 AM IST
Tokyo: Japan’s Yamaha Motor Co. said on Tuesday it will recall 53,814 motorcycles to replace a defect in rear-wheel shock absorbers that caused slight injuries to one rider.
The TW200E models were manufactured between 1987 and 2001 and all sold in Japan, the motorcycle firm said in a statement.
The recall followed six reports of problems with the joint part due to a lack of tenacity, the statement said. The problem could result in a breakdown of the part and a loss of stability.
One rider was slightly injured when a TW200E motorcycle with the defect scraped a guardrail, a Yamaha spokesman said.
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First Published: Tue, Jan 27 2009. 09 33 AM IST
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