The Milwaukee-based manufacturer is recalling around 57,000 motorcycles worldwide because of an issue with an improperly installed clamp used to secure an engine oil cooler line. This may cause the oil line to detach and spew oil directly onto the path of the rear tyre, resulting in a crash.
The affected motorcycles are 2017 models of the Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Road King, Road King Special, Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Road Glide and Road Glide Special motorcycles which were built from 2 July 2 through 9 May this year.
Furthermore, during investigations, Harley-Davidson received nine reports of oil lines coming off, including reports of two crashes and a minor injury. The company blames this issue to a missed operation by assembly line workers.
Out of the 57,000 motorcycles, 46,000 are from the United States of America. We are not sure if the recall will affect India as the company has not commented about the issue yet. Stay tuned to Bikewale for more details on this issue later.