May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and beware motorcycle owners, as motorcycle giant Harley-Davidson has issued a huge recall of 2014 and 2015 models of their bikes because of defective clutch master cylinders. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NTSA) says the models being recalled from the aforementioned years include the Road King, Road Glide, Electra Glide, Police Electra Glide, and the Ultra Limited, almost forty-six thousand bikes. Already, there have been some injuries and accidents due to the defective clutches, as they can be stopped from generating the lift needed to disengage the clutch. For those of you with bikes that have been out of use for a little while, the danger is greater that defect will be encountered.
Harley-Davidson issued an apology and stated they are working on alerting the owners of the subject bikes with a notice in the mail. Owners can also contact their local Harley-Davidson dealer with questions or call the customer service number of 800-258-2464 to inquire about recall number 0165.
Another recall issued by Harley-Davidson is related to the lack of a rear reflector assembly on nine thousand bikes out there, including some of the 2015 Street 500 and Street 700 bikes built between May 12, 2014 and March 9, 2015.
If you or a loved one has experienced an accident or injury due to one of the Harley-Davidson defects, do not hesitate to contact the caring professionals at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices. You may be entitled to compensation.