Transport Canada has announced a recall for the 2012 Honda NC700X and (Edit: the recall now includes the NC700S, which is also available in Canada). At this point, the recall is only for the X model and only in Canada, but a similar recall may come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the U.S.-spec Honda NC700X.

According to Transport Canada, the outer plates on the links of the drive chain may not have received proper heat treatment. As a result, the drive chain may break during use. Should this happen while the motorcycle is in motion, the motorcycle would suddenly lose drive force, potentially leading to a crash.

Honda Canada dealers will inspect the drive chains on NC700X units and, if necessary, replace the drive chains with ones that received the proper heat treatment. The Transport Canada recall affects 440 units.

Motorcycle.com will continue to monitor story and determine if the recall will also affect NC700X in the U.S.

[Source: Transport Canada]