Harley-Davidson introduced Tuesday a worldwide recall of about 238,300 bikes as a consequence of a clutch drawback, USA Today reported.
Included within the recall, which is costing about $35 million, are all model-year 2017 and 2018 Touring, Trike and CVO Touring fashions, in addition to some 2017 Softails.
Chief Monetary Officer John Olin stated the corporate, together with its sellers, “are dedicated to addressing this subject,” in keeping with USA At this time. “The security of our riders is our highest precedence.”
That is the fourth recall in 5 years that’s associated to a clutch subject.
In 2016, Harley-Davidson introduced a recall of 27,232 bikes as a consequence of a defective clutch grasp cylinder, Ultimate Motorcycling reported.
Within the recall discover, the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration famous that the clutch system “could lose the flexibility to generate sufficient elevate to disengage the clutch, particularly if the bike has been parked for an prolonged time period.”
The discover added that, “when the engine is operating and the bike is in gear, if the clutch can’t be totally disengaged, the bike could transfer unexpectedly, growing the chance of a crash.”
A 12 months prior, Harley-Davidson recalled practically 46,000 bikes, citing comparable clutch points, Motorcyclist noted.
The glitch resulted in 27 related crashes, and 4 minor accidents, USA At this time famous, including that roughly 25,000 bikes had been recalled in 2013 as a consequence of clutch associated points.
The recall comes on the heels of a report that noticed its greatest quarterly revenue beat in two years.
Harley-Davidson’s U.S. retail sales plunged 13 percent within the three months resulted in September, the steepest quarterly drop in additional than eight years, however the bike maker maintained its 2018 shipments forecast, as gross sales for its basic heavy touring bikes climbed abroad led by Europe.