CFMOTO recalls automatic motorcycle

By: On: January 30th, 20104 Comments »Updated: January 30, 2012

CFMOTO Automatic MotorcycleThe lines between motorcycles and scooters are becoming increasingly blurred as styling and technology advance.  A prime example of this is CFMOTO’s very cool looking CF250T.

It has a scooter engine and automatic transmission, but it looks a lot more like a automatic motorcycle than like a scooter.  Apparently, this can become tricky legal territory for a manufacturer.

Because there is no foot operated rear brake on these machines, CFMOTO Powersports, Inc. is having to recall all 2005-2009 models of CHG / CF250T V3  and CHG / CF250T V5 in the USA.  The lack of missing foot operated rear brake means that these machines fail to meet a US federal safety standard for motorcycle controls.

Beginning around July 1, 2010, CFMOTO will have their dealers install a right foot operated rear brake kit at no charge.  Customers can contact CFMOTO Powersports by telephone at 888-823-6686.  This recall is National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign number 10V027000.  Owners can also contact the NHTSA at888-327-4236.

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4 Responded

  1. mike says:

    riki, be careful people in america are predjiduce against people looking for automatic motorcycles, i do not know why they hate automatics when they are not the ones riding them, so lookout for the freaks who are still driving outdated manual shifts from the middle and early nineteen nineties, take a look at the all electric motorcycles(zero and bramo motorcycles) they are automatic and you will not have too support the american or foriegn oil companies…

  2. Riki Rayner says:

    Is the bike in Vegas an automatic and is it still available? I live in Canada and am going to start looking for an automatic in the 3000.00 price range. I’ve had a scare on a regular bike and think that an automatic would suit me better. Thank you for any response.

  3. juan abascal petterson says:

    Is there any place in san diego where i could get one of this motorcycles? How much it costs by the way?

    • John says:

      It is hard to CFMoto find dealers anywhere in CA for some reason. As of 4/16/2012, Vegas Motorsports in Las Vegas has one 2009 model marked down from $3500 to $2700.