Thursday, December 17, 2009

Motorcycle Recall of Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson Inc. is recalling 111,569 motorcycles manufactured between June 2008 and November 2009 due to the threat of a gas leak in the event of a front end accident.

The recall affects 2009 and 2010 tour bikes, including CVO Touring and Trike lines. These are some of Harley-Davidson's most expensive motorcycles the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated.

The NHTSA reports that in the event of a front end collision, the front fuel tanks mounts may bend and create conditions that lead to an explosion. However, the NHTSA did not say how many reports they've received of gas leaks or fires caused by this particular defect.

Motorcycles are popular with people from all walks of life. Theyhave become much safer than they used to be through better technology and new designs. As a result of the popularity of these bikes, more are on the road. Consequently, there is a greater chance for a motorcycle accident. The Harley-Davidson defect also increases the likelihood of injury or death.

Owners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles that may be part of the recall should take their bikes to a dealer who will install front braces designed to reduce mount distortion in the event of a front-end collision. This will be free of charge and begin around December 14.