The 2017 Honda CBR1000 RR appears to be getting recalled in order to replace the fuel cap assembly.
Australia announced their recall last week, we would usually expect to see the recall next announced in the US, and then followed by the UK. In Australia, they have launched a ‘Stop Sale’, meaning if you walked into a dealer to buy one, they would have no choice but to refuse the sale.
The problem that has been identified is that if the fuel cap seal swells, a gap can develop between the fuel tank cap seal and the fuel filler neck. The gap is large enough to allow water to enter the fuel tank from the outside.
Water in the fuel tank can cause the engine to stall. An engine stall would result in loss of power and subsequently would increase the risk of a crash if it happened whilst travelling.
The affected models are:
- All 2017 CBR1000RR models
- All 2017 CBR1000RR ABS models
- All 2017 CBR1000RR SP1 models
We expect the UK recall announcement to come over the next few weeks and will update this article with more detail when it is. In the meantime, if you are concerned you may be affected you are advised to contact your local Honda dealer.