Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is acting quickly to address  potential safety issues by voluntarily recalling certain 2014 Touring motorcycles equipped with a hydraulic clutch system that may pose a safety issue for riders and/or passengers. The recalls include a Do Not Ride notice to owners and a Do Not Deliver notice to Harley-Davidson dealers until the motorcycle is fixed.

 “The safety of our customers is our highest priority,” said Tony Wilcox, Harley-Davidson General Manager of Motorcycle New Product Delivery. “We have identified potential safety issues and are moving quickly to notify our customers and dealers. The inspection and repair of these motorcycles is extremely important, so it’s critical that our customers with affected vehicles contact their dealers immediately. We apologize for this circumstance. The company is committed to correcting the issues and providing customers with the quality experience and service they expect.”

 The recalls affect 25,185 Touring motorcycles, models FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTKSE and FLHRSE, and 3,861 Softail® CVOs and Trikes, models FLHTCUTG, FXSBSE and FLSTNSE, built between May 3, 2013, and Oct. 14, 2013.  

 Some of these motorcycles may exhibit a condition in which the hydraulic clutch system may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch.  If the clutch does not disengage as intended, the rider may have difficulty slowing or stopping the motorcycle, which could result in an accident. Harley-Davidson has initiated these recalls to correct the affected motorcycles. 

 The company is taking the additional measure of issuing a Do Not Ride notice to riders given the potential safety issues. The company wants owners of affected motorcycles to contact an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer immediately to arrange for an inspection. The dealer will pick up, inspect and make the necessary repairs at no cost to the owner. The repairs have been identified and should take less than one hour.




  1. I bought the 2014 Street Glide special in September from American Eagle HD in Corinth, TX. I received an email this morning about the recall from a friend, phoned AE, and they have already picked up my bike. The parts want be in till next week. I never did get an email or call from HD officially notifying me about the recall. Anyhow, the are making good on the bike which by the way is a great bike!

  2. Bruno's Harley in Houma LA. is a rip off too. Took my bike there for repairs after an accident and got screwed big time. Next time I will buy a Victory. Fed up with Harley.

  3. I just don't get it!!!!!!!!! The money we pay for these bikes and have a recall of this magnitude is crazy. Who is building these parts? My guess is China. 2010 bikes had problems with there main shaft bearing in the 6 speed transmissions and to this day they are still having problems with them because the bearing are built in China. I just bought a new Street Glide and now here it is Bike October Fest in Daytona and they don't want me to ride the dam bike. I think I'm going to trade this dam bike and get a Victory. Very dissatisfied with Harley Davidson.

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