Harley Recalls 40,000 Street Motorcycles Due to Caliper Corrosion


Harley-Davidson has recalled 43,908 of its Street motorcycles for a brake issue that could cause a crash, and it has temporarily stopped shipping those models. 

The recall, which includes 12,800 motorcycles sold in the U.S., wasn’t published on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website because of the government shutdown.

Harley, however, says it has notified its dealers and customers that Street 750 and Street 500 models manufactured in the U.S. from May 19, 2015, through Dec. 6, 2018, are subject to the recall.

Street bikes built in India during a similar period also have been recalled.

The recall of the smallest bikes in Harley’s lineup was first made public by Canadian transportation safety officials.

The brakes could drag due to corrosion of the brake caliper piston bore. If undetected, the increased drag could affect the bike’s stability and increase the risk of a crash.

Harley says it’s aware of four crashes and two injury accidents.

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