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Harley-Davidson Issues Recall for Touring, CVO Touring Bikes

Tina Robinson2 years ago

Harley-Davidson has recently announced a recall affecting approximately 66,421 motorcycles due to a potential for the front wheel to lock up, according to USA Today.

About the Harley-Davidson Recall

The Harley-Davidson recall affects the 2014 Touring and 2014 CVO Touring bikes that were made between July 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014. According to Harley-Davidson, the brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame, resulting in an increase in fluid pressure in the front brake. The extra pressure can increase the risk of the front wheel locking up while riding.

Harley-Davidson has said it is aware of five crashes and two minor injuries associated with the defect.

Dealers will replace the brake lines and install straps to keep the lines in place.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded a total of 4,957 motorcycle-related fatalities in the U.S. in 2012. That same year there were 93,000 motorcyclist injuries. Between 2011 and 2012, motorcycle fatalities rose 7 percent and motorcycle injuries rose 15 percent. 

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