Hydraulic clutch issues cause Harley-Davison to recall motorcycle units

October 17
6:21 AM 2013

Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson Inc voluntarily recalled some of its 2014 motorcycle models because of issues with its hydraulic clutch system. According to Harley-Davidson, the faulty clutch in the recalled models could result in failure of disengaging the clutch. When a clutch does not disengage, the driver could have problems stopping or slowing the motorcycle down. This could result in an accident.

Harley-Davidson General Manager of Motorcycle New Product Delivery Tony Wilcox said, "The inspection and repair of these motorcycles is extremely important, so it's critical that our customers with affected vehicles contact their dealers immediately."

Through the first half of this year, Harley-Davidson was able to ship 159,828 motorcycles around the world. Its motorcycle revenue for that time period was USD 2.43 billion, representing a 9.4% increase from the same six-month period in the previous year. HarleyDavidson also registered an increase of 2.7% to USD 153.8 million on its general merchandise revenues. However, revenues from parts and accessories decreased by 2.4% to USD 453.6 million.

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