Honda recalls 11,500 bikes to rectify faulty brakes


Two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) on Monday recalled 11,500 units of the Standard variant of its premium motorcycle CBR250R, which were produced and sold in India, due to defective brake system.

The recall is for all CBR250R motorcycles which were produced between March 2011 and September 2012. "In accordance with its global commitment to provide maximum customer satisfaction and highest quality products, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India is announcing the recall of CBR250R Standard variant motorcycles," HMSI said in a statement.



The company's authorised dealerships across the country started informing customers on Monday for this exercise, which will take less than an hour, it added. Elaborating on the problem, HMSI said: "There is a possibility of limited ineffectiveness in the front brake application, though this concern doesn't impact the overall braking functionality and effectiveness of the front and rear brakes under normal riding conditions."

Honda would rectify the problem free of cost, irrespective of the warranty status of the vehicle. The Standard variant of the CBR 250R is currently available at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.48 lakh in Delhi. The recall is the first for the Japanese auto major's two-wheeler arm in India, although its passenger car division has had many such instances here in recent past. Last year, Honda's erstwhile joint venture, Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI), had recalled 72,115 units of its mid-sized sedan City to replace defective power window switches. Earlier in 2011, HSCI had announced a similar recall of 57,853 units of its third generation City to replace a faulty engine part, as part of a global exercise.

In January 2010, it had recalled 8,532 units of the City, manufactured in 2007. In the same year, HSCI had recalled about 4,000 units of the CR-V and 2,300 units of the luxury sedan Accord, in a move described by the company as product update.

This had led to a total replacement and change in design of the CR-V's fuel tank and upgrade of fuel relay in the Accord.