Harley-Davidson has recalled nearly 44,000 Street series motorcycles over brakes issue. The company has also stopped the deliveries of the specific models that could be facing the faulty braking setup. According to Harley-Davidson, the defective units have resulted in four crashes and two injury accidents in the US.
The Street 750 and Street 500 models, manufactured in the US between May 19, 2015, and December 6, 2018, have been recalled. Of the 43,908 Street motorcycles that could be affected by the brake issue, 12,800 units belong in the US.
The recall also affects the Street series motorcycles that were built in India during the same period. As per Zigwheels, Harley-Davidson India has reportedly issued a "check up process" for all Street 750 models that were manufactured in the period mentioned. No injuries related to this specific issue have been reported in India.
The issue is that the brake calliper piston bore could suffer from corrosion. The faulty units could drag due to the corrosion and result in a crash. Harley-Davidson dealerships would replace the defective units and install new front and rear brake callipers.
Back home, Harley-Davidson offers Street 750, and the motorcycle retails for INR 5.31 lakh (ex-showroom). The Street 750 uses a 749cc, Liquid-cooled, Revolution X V-Twin engine that delivers 59 Nm of peak torque at 3,750 rpm.
The recall does not mention the more premium variant of the Street 750, the Street Rod. Unlike the Street 750, the Street Rod comes with dual disc brakes at the front.
In other updates from the brand, Harley-Davidson has announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle, in the USA. The details were revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Priced at USD 29,799 (MSRP), the bike would arrive at dealerships in August 2019 while the deliveries would commence in Fall (September-December). Other global markets would receive the electric motorcycle later.
[Source - Zigwheels.com]