- Connecting rods may have a metallurgical defect
- 300 units affected by the recall
- Deliveries to get delayed in European markets
Honda has recalled the 2020 CBR1000RR-R in Europe over a potential issue with the connecting rods in the engine. The recall notice stated that no motorcycle has been affected by any failure. Honda further added that the recall has been ordered as a precautionary measure.
The connecting rods may have a metallurgical defect that could have originated at Honda's supplier. The recall affects 300 units of the litre-class supersport motorcycle from the Japanese brand. This development will also delay the deliveries of the vehicle. This delay, however, only affects the deliveries in the European market.
The latest iteration of the Fireblade series made its debut in November last year. The 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R draws styling cues from the company’s RC213V-S. The design includes twin-LED headlamps, multiple air vents and the sharp tail section.
Mechanical specifications include a new 999cc, inline-four cylinder that is tuned to develop 215bhp of maximum power; an increase of nearly 29bhp over its predecessor.