August 2010


Dear VT1300 Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

What is the reason for this notice?
Honda has decided that certain 2010 model year VT1300CR/CRA/CT motorcycles fail to conform to 49 CFR Part 567, Certification. The safety certification label on these motorcycles specifies incorrect Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) values. If the motorcycle is loaded according to the incorrect values, the rear axle of the motorcycle will be overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) value specified, however, is correct.

What should you do?
Please find enclosed a correction sticker and an installation instruction card. Follow the installation instructions and install one correction sticker over the old GAWR values as shown. If you prefer that a dealer install the sticker for you, please call your authorized Honda motorcycle dealer and make an appointment to have the sticker installed, free of charge. Please provide the dealer with the enclosed sticker.

Who to contact if you experience problems?
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from your Honda dealer, you may write to:

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Motorcycle Customer Support
Mail Stop 100-4C-7B
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
(866) 784-1870

If you believe that American Honda or the dealer has failed or is unable to remedy the non-compliance in your vehicle, without charge, within a reasonable period of time (60 days from the date you first contact the dealer for a repair appointment), you may submit a complaint to:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

Or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 [TTY (800) 424-9153], or go to http://

What to do if you feel this notice is in error.
Our records show that you are the current owner of a 2010 VT1300CR/CRA/CT involved in this campaign. If this is not the case, or the name/address information is not correct, please fill out and return the enclosed, postage-paid Information Change Card. We will then update our records.

If you have questions.
If you have any questions about this notice, or need assistance with locating a Honda motorcycle dealer, please call Honda Motorcycle Customer Support at (866) 784-1870.

We apologize for any inconvenience this campaign may cause you.


American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Motorcycle Division