Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation USA
Product: Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles
Hazard: The off-road motorcycle's drive chain can detach and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves two-wheeled 2014 Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles with model numbers YZ250FEL, YZ250FEW, YZ450FEL and YZ450FEW. YZ250F or YZ450F and 250 or 450 is printed on the left and right side panels of the motorcycles. The motorcycles are blue and white, or red and white. The VIN number is stamped on the frame at the steering stem. The letter E in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2014 model year.
Sold At: Yamaha motorcycle dealers nationwide from December 2013 through January 2014 for between $7,500 and $8,500.
Units: About 1,300
Consumer Contact: Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Sports tab, subcategory Motorcycles-Off-Road, click on Parts and Service, then Factory Modification Campaigns, then models YZ250FE and YZ450FE for more information.