A US recall of more than 66,000 ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson Touring models will now include UK models, and owners will be contacted imminently by their dealer to arrange for the three hours of work to be scheduled.
The recall follows concerns that ABS-equipped bikes built between July 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014 may suffer a front wheel lock-up during riding as there is a chance of the front brake line being squashed between the fuel tank and the frame.
If the brake line does become pinched it can cause the front brake fluid pressure to rise and then the front wheel to lock.
It’s understood five accidents have been reported so far; none with serious injuries.
Harley-Davidson UK told MCN: “Some UK bikes may be affected by the voluntary recall notice, and customers will be notified by post in due course. If any customers are unsure if their motorcycle requires a recall, we are advising them to contact their dealers.”