Honda CBR250R sports bike recalled in India over faulty front disc brake

HMSI – Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd, a completely owned subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Limited Japan, has announced a recall that will…

HMSI – Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd, a completely owned subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Limited Japan, has announced a recall that will affect 11,500 of their CBR250R sports bikes in the country. The CBR250R motorcycles affected by this recall include all those sold in India till September 2012. Honda India launched CBR250R in India in March 2011.

In a statement released by HMSI, they stated, “In accordance with its global commitment to provide maximum customer satisfaction and highest quality products, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) is announcing the recall of CBR 250R Standard variant motorcycle.” Honda also added that their dealers throughout the country have started notifying respective owners of CBR250R about the fault in front disc brake and requested them to visit the dealership at the earliest. Honda will be fixing this fault for free and it will take about an hour to fix the faulty disc brake of CBR250R.

Speaking about the problem, HMSI said, “There is a possibility of limited ineffectiveness in front brake application, though this concern doesn’t impact the overall braking functionality and effectiveness of front and rear brakes under normal riding conditions. Honda will rectify the problem free of cost, irrespective to the warranty status of the vehicle.”

Honda CBR250R is currently available at a base price of Rs 1.48 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Speaking more about this recall, HMSI said, “This voluntary move, the first time by any two-wheeler manufacturer in India, is intrinsic to Honda’s pro-activeness as a responsible manufacturer, which will further enhance ownership experience and strengthen customer trust and confidence in the brand.”