Honda CBR150R and CBR250R engine could catch fire – Recalled in India

CBR150R and CBR250R are amongst the least selling two wheelers in the HMSI – Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India line-up. Serving to a selective segment of two wheeler buyers, price starts from Rs 1.30 lakhs for the CBR150R and Rs 1.68 lakhs to Rs 2.01 lakhs for the Honda CBR250R. All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi prices.

Sold in India as via the CKD route, both these Honda bikes, CBR150R and CBR250R are assembled at the company plant in Manesar. Speaking more about the problem at hand, HMSI says that recall is due to a sealant which could have been applied incorrectly.

2015 Honda CBR150R
2015 Honda CBR150R with new colour scheme was unveiled at the RevFest earlier this month.

The sealant which was applied during the assembly of starter relay switch is possibly done in a faulty manner, says HMSI. At the same time, they also mention that the starter relay switch is not manufactured in India, as it is imported. If left unchecked, this fault can potentially cause fire in the engine.

Honda says that as a result of incorrectly applied sealant to the starter relay switch assembly, the resistance between main fuse increases to an unsafe level. This is what could result in the bike catching fire. It could also result in bike not starting, or stalling while in motion.

In order to fix the issue, HMSI has announced a country wide recall where owners of Honda CBR150R and CBR250R which were manufactured in the period of July 2014 to June 2015 are requested to bring their motorcycles to nearby HMSI dealer. The local dealer will check the bike, and if found faulty, will replace the part for free of cost.