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American Honda recalls off-road motorcycles

The clutch outer can break, posing crash and injury hazards

Photo source: CPSC
American Honda Motor Company of Torrance, Calif., is recalling about 3,200 CRF250R off-road motorcycles.

The clutch outer can break, posing crash and injury hazards.

has received 19 reports of clutch failure, including two that led to engine lock up. No crashes or injuries reported.

This recall involves all 2018 Model Year CRF250R off-road motorcycles that were sold in a red color. The names “HONDA” and “CRF250R” are printed on the sides of the motorcycle.

The model name and model year are printed on a name plate label located at the front right top of the frame, near the steering head.

The motorcycles, manufactured in Japan, were sold at authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from November 2017, through July 2018, for about $8,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road motorcycles and contact their local authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact American Honda toll-free at (866) 784-1870 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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