- Affected models may have incorrectly installed rear cushion connecting plates
- First occurrence of the issue took place in France
- 89 units of the Honda CBR1000RR-R SP affected by the recall
The American arm of Honda Motors has voluntarily recalled select units of the CBR1000RR-R SP over a potential issue with the rear cushion connecting plates. According to the recall notice, select units of the litre-class supersport motorcycle may have incorrectly installed rear cushion connecting plates. The company stated in the recall notice that the units may have been installed upside down at the factory, which could cause the plates to break. This increases the risk of a crash.
As per the notice, about 89 bikes could be affected by this recall. The affected bikes were produced between 28 April and 29 July, 2020. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace both rear cushion connecting plates free of charge. Honda has also temporarily stopped the sale of select 2021 CBR1000RR-R SP motorcycles for inspection of the rear connecting plates.
The recall notice stated that the percentage of affected vehicles that contain the defect is unknown as it is not possible to estimate the potential for mis-assembly based on manufacturing records. The VINs of the affected models range from JH2SC821*MK000004 to JH2SC821*MK000092. The first occurrence of the issue took in France.