Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled its three-wheeler Niken as well as their FJR1300, MT09, MT10, XT1200 motorcycles from 2013-2020 over an issue with the brake switch.
The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the faulty brake switch could “inhibit the cruise control and constantly illuminate the rear brake lights”.
“If the rear brake lights constantly illuminate, other road users will not know if the brakes are applied, increasing the risk of an accident or injury or death to the rider(s) and/or other road users.”
Owners of affected motorcycles should contact a Yamaha Dealer to arrange an appointment to have the brake switch replaced, free of charge.
Yamaha FJR1300 AE becomes the new Italian State Police Motorcycle
How good do these Italian State Police motorcycles look, and surprisingly the Polizia Stradale are not astride a fleet of Ducati Multistrada but have plumped for the latest Yamaha FJR1300 AE.
Apparently when put to the test by officers, they praised the ride comfort and ease of handling even with heavy police equipment installed on the FJR that brings them up to over 300 kg in fully fuelled police trim.
This attractive livery also adorns the bikes used as escort vehicles for international dignitaries and national events.
A fleet of 90 FJR1300 AE has been delivered to the Italian National Police and this special order besides being made with the colours and logos of the white and blue institutional livery of the Italian National Police, also includes a specific set-up designed in partnership with INTAV Srl, consisting of:
LED flashing beacon mounted on a telescopic pole
A pair of front flashing lights with LED technology, integrated in the standard windscreen
Sound kit consisting of a pair of neodymium speakers with lowered profile, master and slave, equipped with an electronic module