Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has announced a recall of 11,500 units of its premium bike CBR 250R owing to issues related to front braking application.
According to the statement released by the company, the recall is for CBR 250R ‘standard’ variant manufactured in India between March 2011 and September 2012.
“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,” the company said. The company claimed it is for the first time that any two-wheeler manufacturer in India has voluntarily recalled its vehicles.
“This step will further enhance ownership experience and strengthen customer trust and confidence in the brand,” the company said.
This voluntary market action will take less than 1 hour and will be conducted at Honda exclusive authorised dealers all across India. It will rectify the problem free of cost, irrespective to the warranty status of the vehicle.
The ‘standard’ variant of the CBR 250R is sold at `1.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Riding high on its scooter segment and the newly launched motorcycle — Dream Yuga — the company’s sales for October grew 41% at 250,606 units.
On the passenger car side, the company had announced a recall of 72,115 units of its mid-sized sedan City to replace the defective power window switches, last year under its joint venture Honda Siel.