Harley-Davidson has initiated a voluntary recall of 25,185 Touring motorcycles, models FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTKSE and FLHRSE, and 3,861 Softail® CVOs and Trikes, models FLHTCUTG, FXSBSE and FLSTNSE, built between May 3, 2013, and Oct. 14, 2013 after discovering that their hydraulic clutch systems may not disengage properly. If this occurs, riders may be unable to slow down or brake.
“The safety of our customers is our highest priority,” said Tony Wilcox, Harley-Davidson General Manager of Motorcycle New Product Delivery. “We have identified potential safety issues and are moving quickly to notify our customers and dealers. The inspection and repair of these motorcycles is extremely important, so it’s critical that our customers with affected vehicles contact their dealers immediately. We apologize for this circumstance. The company is committed to correcting the issues and providing customers with the quality experience and service they expect.”
He also noted that once contacted by bike owners, authorized Harley-Davidson dealers will pick up, inspect and make the necessary repairs (which should only take an hour to complete) free of charge. In the meantime, Harley has issued a “Do Not Ride notice to riders.”
For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.harley-davidson.com.
Note: Harley-Davidson previously recalled 300,000 motorcycles worldwide in 2011 due to failure of their rear brake light switches.