The recall affects all 2017 and 2018 Touring, Trike and CVO Touring models, in addition to some 2017 Softails.
“We, along with our dealers, are committed to addressing this issue,” Harley CFO John Olin said during a conference call with analysts. “The safety of our riders is our highest priority.”
Olin said the recall should cost Harley about $35 million during the 4th fiscal quarter alone.
In 2016, the company recalled 14 different models (27,000 bikes in all) for a problem with a clutch master cylinder.
A year earlier, Harley issued a recall for nearly 46,000 Electra Glide, Street Glide, Ultra Limited, Road Glide and Road King bikes after at least 27 crashes — including 4 injuries — were linked to a clutch problem.
In 2014, Harley recalled about 25,000 motorcycles for a clutch related problem.
Source: USA Today