Honda has issued a recall for the CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade in the USA. The recall is to fix a faulty oil cooler pipe, affecting 331 units sold between April 2020 and October 2021. The issue is with an incorrectly manufactured cooling line; there is a potential it could split, which could result in an oil leak.
According to Honda, the problem may overheat, melting, and rupture the oil cooler pipe in motorcycles sold worldwide. The problem may be linked to an incorrect procedure of assembling the cooling system.
As a result, parts can deform and lead to internal engine oil leakage, which can potentially catch fire if it comes into contact with the exhaust pipe or even spill onto the rear tyre posing a safety risk. To prevent such a situation, Honda recalled the CBR-1000RR-R SP Fireblade.
The manufacturer notes that the problems lie in oil cooler pipes, and to address this, they will replace the oil more excellent pipes on the affected units and fit them with a heat guard between the exhaust pipe and oil cooler pipe.
However, in India, Honda has not announced as the bikes are very low.