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Honda recalls off-road motorcycles

The motorcycle’s drive chain can break while in use

Photo source: CPSC
American Honda Motor Co. of Torrance, Calif., is recalling about 536 CRF450R off-road motorcycles.

The motorcycle’s drive chain can break while in use, causing the vehicle to lose its drive force suddenly, posing crash and injury hazards.

The firm has received two reports of the off-road motorcycle’s drive chain breaking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves model year 2021 CRF450R off-road motorcycles sold in red, with the model name CRF450R printed on a label located on both sides of the motorcycle. Honda is printed on the front and both sides of the motorcycle.

Motorcycles with the last six digits of the VIN number between 400223 and 401056 are included in this recall. The VIN number is stamped on the frame at the head tube behind the front suspension fork.

The motorcycles, manufactured in Japan, were sold at authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from August 2020, through March 2021, for about $9,600.

What to do

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

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

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