Honda has recalled a plethora of small bore motorcycles. Both street and dirt models are being called. The models affected by the recall include the following:

  • CB300R
  • CBR300R
  • CRF250L
  • CRF250L Rally
  • CMX300

The recall states that a misaligned gear may shift the transmission from neutral into gear during an engine start. Particularly, the circlip on the transmission’s main shaft may detach, allowing for improper gear alignment.


The Honda CB300R  Photo credit: Honda

This problem could potentially result in unexpected motorcycle movement or seize the transmission and rear wheel while the motorcycle is in motion. Both conditions may increase the risk of a crash or an injury.

The Honda CBR300R. Photo credit: Honda

A total of 3,898 motorcycles are affected. For the individual models and year of affected motorcycles, see the chart below.

HONDA CB300R 2019
HONDA CBR300R 2019
HONDA CMX300 2018 – 2019
HONDA CRF250L CRF250L Rally 2018

The Honda CRF250. Photo credit: Honda

Honda will notify owners of the affected motorcycles. Owners should bring the affected motorcycle to a dealer, who will replace the transmission main shaft free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin on June 28, 2019. Owners of affected motorcycles may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870 and cite recall KK3. Additional information can also be found by contacting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to NHTSA’s website

Featured image showing a Honda CRF250L Rally is affected by this recall.  Photo credit: Honda

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