This almost got past us as we generally don’t monitor recalls for accessories. This one caught our attention due to the potential volume of bikes involved. We are yet to see this recall officially announced in the UK as yet, the information we have comes largely from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
They state that “Due to improper heat treatment during manufacture, the retaining circlip may become brittle and break. If the circlip breaks, the Main Stand may become dislodged from its mounting. If this occurs, the motorcycle may fall over when it is pulled onto the Main Stand, which may cause injury to the rider. If the Main Stand becomes dislodged while riding, it may fall onto the road and cause a danger to other road users.”
Owners are advised to contact their local Honda dealer to have their stand inspected and if necessary repaired/replaced at their earliest opportunity.
If you know someone who may be affected, please share this article with them.