Hello fellow death defiers, as you all know i am Brodie and I own a 2016 Yamaha MT-03 (this is where the trouble begins). I have not been active on netrider for quite a long time and I'll get to why in just a moment. First off I'd like to say that all opinions and statements are mine unless directly specified or quoted otherwise. Okay, so my trouble began with the purchase of my brand new MT-03. To start his off I'll give you a little info on this bike, it's a naked 2016 model bike which I picked up brand new from a unnamed dealership. The bike has the same 321cc engine as the R3 and is essentially just a ripped down naked version of the R3. First of all, I love this bike and it far out performs my expectations for excitement inducing riding. Everything was going smoothly with the bike, I clocked up 1xxxkm on it and I was loving life with my brand new motorcycle. Being the impulsive teenager that I am I neglected the first service until about 1700 km, this is where everything gets dirty. I was on my way to Sydney Olympic park for a putty road meet up from my local area Bowral, I was plodding along at 110 (above learner speeds obviously) because I was running late with no plates on. I got just past Campbelltown and noticed the bike began performing sluggishly and power delivery was failing. So I began to check my displays and look for fault lights as well as try and distinguish the issue. Upon attempting to give it some throttle the engine immediately seized and I was greeted with a locked back wheel. I managed to pull over and skid to a complete stop without dropping the bike or injury. I dropped the stand and hopped off the bike completely distraught about what just happened. I did a standard inspection of the bike and removed the keys to see if I could find any external fault. Oil level was fine, engine temp was hot but the monitor said it was standard. So I decided to attempt to start the bike again, I start her up and am greeted with quite a weird knocking sound. I give it a little throttle and immediately discover the fault. My crank case now has a hole in it. so I'm like "shit my engine has a hole in it and I'm 100km from home what do I do?". My dad makes the trek down to come get me after being stuck on the highway for a little over 2 hours. We get the bike home on the trailer and call my local Yamaha dealer. This is where my nightmare begins. We book in to take my bike in for an inspection as it's clear that this is just a standard warranty claim and I'll be fixed up and sorted accordingly. Little did I know my bike was the first in Australia to fail and I was one of the first 10 off the dealerships floor in Australia. This led to my engine having to be ripped out and sent to Yamaha for an inspection which took 2 weeks of not knowing anything about what's going on. At this point I contact Yamaha directly and ask for some sort of loaner bike or transport replacement as I had career developments in the works that required transport. I was met with a stern "cant happen" and "we cannot give you a new bike under any circumstances". This left me very displeased with the support I was receiving which lead to a disgruntled Facebook post on yamahas Facebook. At the same time they finished distinguishing the issue which was indeed a manufacturing fault. The plastic gear in my oil pump assembly had snapped and caused the oil pump to fail and the Conrod to snap into the crank case. I was sent a new engine within the next week and it was installed within a day, bringing the entire ordeal to a total of a month without my brand new motorcycle. Here I am today back on the bike on old pacific highway loving life. Just thought I'd share my story with everyone on my warranty experience. See you all on the road.