Honda has announced a recall for the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade in select markets of Europe for a potential con-rod issue. The notice said that 300 motorcycles have been recalled and the recall process is precautionary. The connecting rods in the affected motorcycles could have a metallurgical defect, which originated at the company's connecting rod supplier's facility. The supplier may have manufactured a faulty batch of con-rods. Honda said that so far, no motorcycle among the affected units has had a breakdown. The deliveries of the motorcycle will need to be stopped temporarily as well. As of now, the recall pertains to motorcycles sold only in Europe.
The Honda CBR1000RR-R gets an extra R in its name and gets a new in-line, four-cylinder engine inspired by Honda's RC213V MotoGP machine and its street-legal RC213V-S counterpart. The motorcycle gets the most powerful in-line four cylinder engine that Honda has ever made. It puts out a maximum power of 212 bhp at 14,500 rpm and peak torque of 113 Nm at 12,500 rpm and has a kerb weight of just 201 kg. The motorcycle made its debut at the 2019 EICMA Motorcycle Show. It could be said that the CBR1000RR-R is the first brand new superbike from Honda in over 10 years.
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The motorcycle also won the 2020 Red Dot Design Award in the motorcycle category. The award was handed to the team behind the new Fireblade, a motorcycle designed by experts in sketch design, clay modelling and digital simulation.