2006-2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 Recall

Side reflectors an inch too low

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Aug. 09, 2010
Yamaha is issuing a recall on YZF-R6 sportbikes produced from August 2005 through March 2010.

The front side reflectors on certain 2006 to 2010 model year Yamaha R6 motorcycles are not mounted high enough to meet federal safety standards. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 571.108 specifies the center point of front side reflectors must be between 381 mm and 1524 mm from the ground. The center point of the reflectors on the affected R6 models is 358 mm above the ground, a little under an inch too low.

Yamaha dealers will install a new reflector bracket on both sides of the R6, raising the reflectors to a height that meets standard 571.108. The change itself is minor but scope of the recall is large, affecting an estimated 54,000 units.

The front side reflectors on 2006-2010 Yamaha R6 models are an inch lower than required by federal safety standards.