A number of 2016 Touring and Softail model Harley-Davidson’s have been recalled due to a hydraulic clutch system fault.
In all, 669 motorcycles built between 17th July 2015 and 31st March 2016 in the US and between 17th September 2015 and 24th May 2016 outside the US are affected by the fault.
Harley-Davidson advises that “the hydraulic clutch system with black master cylinder on certain MY 2016 Touring and Softail motorcycles may exhibit a condition in which it may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch after being parked for an extended period.”
That may lead to a loss of control of the vehicle when started in gear or first shifted into gear, and Harley-Davidson says this could result in a traffic hazard that could injure the rider or bystanders.
Owners can check whether their bike is involved in the recall at the Harley-Davidson maintenance website and if it is, they should take their motorcycle to their nearest Harley-Davidson dealer for inspection and repair as soon as possible.