Interestingly, the Japanese bikemaker had recalled the same models for the exact same issue in January 2018 as well.
India Yamaha Motor (IYM) has announced another precautionary recall for two of its models - the Fazer 25 & FZ25. The recall affects a total of 13,348 units (12,620 units of FZ25 and 728 units of Fazer 25) that have been manufactured from June 2018. The recall is being undertaken to address a 'Head Cover bolt loosening' issue. It is worth mentioning that both these models had been recalled for the exact same issue last year as well, only this time, the number of recalled units is lesser than before (23,897 units were recalled in January 2018). Though IYM has not released a list of chassis numbers of the units that have been affected, the company will contact the owners of the affected units individually. Further, all repairs will be carried out free of cost.
For those not aware, the Fazer 25 is a fully-faired version of the FZ25, meaning that both bikes share the same underpinnings. Both bikes are powered by Yamaha's 249cc single-cylinder motor that's rated at 20.6bhp & 20Nm. In September 2019, Yamaha only sold 728 units of the FZ25, making it one of its least popular motorcycle models in the current line-up.
In other news, IYM recently launched the BS-VI versions of the FZS-FI and FZ-FI, making them the first BS-VI compliant models from the bikemaker. The FZ also happens to be one of Yamaha's highest-selling motorcycle models here, selling 16,100 units in September 2019.