Honda recalls NC700XC, XDC bikes for drive chain issue

Publish Date: 
Sep 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced that Honda is recalling about 1,500 model-year 2012 NC700XDC and NC700XC streetbikes for a potential drive chain failure.

"Some motorcycles may be equipped with drive chains that contain outer drive plates that are improperly heat-treated, resulting in plate fracture during use," the recall announced. "If a plate fractures, the motorcycle can unexpectedly lose propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash."

The OEM is notifying owners starting Oct. 8. Dealers will be asked to inspect and, if necessary, replace the drive chain free of charge. The total number of motorcycles potentially affected is 1,542, according to the agency.

Posted by Mary Slepicka