For immediate release
5 February 2000
HONDA TO REPLACE CLUTCH BASKET ON
Honda (UK) is to advise owners of its 2000 model CBR900RR-Y FireBlade to contact their authorised Honda dealer in order to have rectification work carried out to their machines clutch basket.
It has become apparent that in extreme circumstances, such as repeated racing-style starts, excessive wear to the outer clutch basket could cause it to fracture, resulting in the loss of engine drive.
Honda has developed a replacement clutch basket assembly and is currently writing to owners informing them that the new item will be fitted free of charge to CBR900RR-Y models at any authorised Honda dealer.
Honda (UK) believes that only five such cases have been reported across the world and the company has taken these rapid and effective steps as a precautionary measure.