Harley-Davidson has recalled 66,421 motorcycles from its CVO and touring range over an issue of the front wheel locking up. The affected motorcycles have been manufactured between July 1, 2013 and May 7 2014.
The American manufacturer said it is possible for the front brake line to get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame and that could cause front brake fluid pressure to increase, increasing the risk that the front wheel could lock up while riding. Harley-Davidson is aware of five accidents that was a result of this major defect.
Harley-Davidson is notifying the owners of these affected motorcycle to have their local dealer inspect their iron hoses for potential damage and, in addition to replacing any damaged brake line, fit an extra cable strap to prevent it from sliding.
The company hasn’t disclosed the exact numbers model wise, but out of all the CVO and Touring models, the Street Glide is sold in India. This also means that there is a high chance of some of the motorcycles making its way to the Indian roads through completely-built-up (CBU) route as we believe the same parts would have been sourced from the same vendor that supplies for the American version. But as of now, we haven’t heard anything from Indian arm of the American manufacturer.