Honda UK recalls 1,732 bikes in CBR500R and CB500 range

UK models hit by potential oil leak that has led to recalls abroad

A UK recall is underway of 1,732 bikes in Honda's CBR500R and CB500 range, the manufacturer said today.

UK models sold in 2013 have been hit by the same potential fault which has led to recalls in Japan, Australia and the US, a spokesman confirmed.

Bolts retaining the rocker arm shaft may not have received the correct anti-corrosion treatment during assembly and could work loose.

It could result in oil leaks and, in some cases, the bolt falling out altogether, dislodging the rocker arm shaft.

The recall affects 2013 model-year CBR500Rs, CB500Fs and CB500Xs, all of which share the same 471cc parallel-twin engine.

A Honda UK spokesman said: ‘There is a recall on the 2013YM CB500FD/FAD/XD/XAD,CBR500RD/RAD models, relating to the rocker arm shaft sealing bolt.

‘Standard recall procedures are underway.’