CFMoto to recall 6,400 motorcycles for brake system defect


CFMoto is recalling more than 6,000 motorcycles to fix a manufacturing defect with the brakes.

Motorcycles involved in the recall are CF250T V3 and CF250T V5 automatic motorcycles made from Jan. 1, 2005 through Dec. 31, 2009. “These models were built with a left-hand rear-wheel brake instead of the required right-foot operated rear-wheel brake,” according to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA). “These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 123, Motorcycle Controls and Displays.”

Absence of standardized motorcycle controls may hinder a rider’s ability to brake, increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA stated.

CFMoto is notifying owners. Dealers will be asked to install a right-foot control rear-wheel brake kit free of charge. The total number of motorcycles affected by the recall is estimated at 6,405.

The safety recall (No. 11V544000) is expected to begin on or before May 1, 2012, NHTSA stated.

Posted by Mary Slepicka