Yamaha Motor Corporation of USA has issued a notice for recalling the 2014 FZ-07 motorcycles. The recall is specific to motorcycles made between May 01, 2014 and September 30, 2014.
The fault seems to be with the positive cable that comes from the battery to supply power to the rest of the bikes electrical getting pinched between the seat bracket, causing chafing and eventually shorting the entire circuitry. This could result in complete electrical failure or it might even lead to a potential fire hazard.
Yamaha USA recently announced another recall with the YZR-R6 where the motorcycle’s front and rear wheels were manufactured with insufficient hardness, causing them to crack and deform under stress, causing air leakage. For the same, Yamaha USA issued another notice with the NHTSA stating a free of charge replacement for both the wheels for all their customers who have been effected with the issue, for bike manufactured between August 1, 2014 and September 1, 2014.
Getting back, the FZ-07 owners have been notified over the cable issue and the dealers have been instructed to replace the battery cable and the seat bracket free of charge. The recall began in early November 2014.