Honda has issued a recall for the disc brake CBS variants of Activa 125, Aviator, Grazia and CB Shine models. The issue is related to the brakes of these models.
The front-disc equipped CBS versions of the Honda Activa 125, Aviator, Grazia and CB Shine have been recalled by the manufacturer. Total 50,034 units have been affected, related to some quality issues in the front brake master cylinder.
This problem can result in locking of the front wheel and even wheel-jamming in some situations. The vehicles manufactured between 4th February to 3rd July 2019 have been affected by this issue.
To check whether your Honda Activa 125, Grazia or the Aviator has been recalled, you can check their website and submit your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Honda will replace the faulty part free of cost and the warranty will also remain the same.
In the rainy season, since the roads are slippery, brakes come in as the most important thing, especially in a two-wheeler. Faulty brakes might lead to a severe disbalance of the scooter, causing an accident in turn.
The drum brake variants of all these models remain unaffected. The scooter or the bike has to be taken to the service centre for repairs and will be handed back to the customer once the problem is detected and fixed.
Meanwhile, in other news for Honda, the manufacturer is expected to launch the Activa 125 BS-6 soon. It will be the first BS-6 scooter in India, which also gets a lot of feature upgrades, a first time for Honda.
The Activa 125 BS-6 gets features such as a new instrument console, riding range, instantaneous fuel economy, external fuel filler cap, LED headlamps and the new start-stop system. The styling of the scooter is also revised and you get some premium chrome detailing onboard.
In the premium scooter market, Honda is planning to make an appearance with the Forza 300 maxi scooter. Reports suggest that it would be a CBU for our market, priced towards Rs 8-9 Lakhs.