You SURE We’re Only Going 50?

Oddly Enough – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – Honda Motor Co. (news – web sites) Ltd. is recalling
nearly 8,200 model year 2004 motorcycles because of a computer glitch that
could prompt their drivers to go too fast, federal safety regulators said
on Tuesday.

The program error causes the digital speedometer on some of the
motorcycles to understate actual vehicle speed by about 25 percent, the
U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (news – web sites)
said.

“This condition can result in the vehicle being driven at an illegal or
unsafe speed,” NHTSA said in an advisory on its Web site.

It did not elaborate, but state police may already have noticed a
disproportionate number of people breaking speed limits lately on
late-model Honda motorcycles.