Both Harley-Davidson Street 500 and Street 700 cruiser motorcycles, which are a part of this recall, are produced from the company plant at Kansas City, USA and at Bawal in India. The motorcycles produced during the period January 20 to June 24, 2015 at Kansas plant and between February 24 and July 15 at the Bawal plant are being recalled.
Harley-Davidson recall notice is announced after the company noted defects in fuel pump which is said to have an inferior quality seal at its inlet. This seal could have an adverse effect on fuel supply in the event of increased acceleration.
In case fuel levels are below 3 liters, the problem could be even more heightened leading to interruptions in fuel delivery which in turn could affect acceleration from sudden loss of power.
While there have been no reports of any untoward incidents on account of this defective part, Harley-Davidson has sent out emails to its customers across Canada where 666 units are being recalled while the company will be carrying out recalls in other markets as well. In India, where only the Harley Davidson Street 750 is sold, is also part of the recall.
Harley Davidson has sent out emails to affected owners and requested them to visit a nearby dealership as early as possible. The part will be replaced free of cost. Also, till the time faulty part is not replaced, owners are requested not to ride more than 160 kms without filling the tank to the rim.
In other news, Anoop Prakash, who was the MD of Harley Davidson India since March 2009, is now taking care of Canada operations. Though there is no official communication from the company, his linkedin profile reveals that he is now the Managing Director, Harley-Davidson Canada; starting August 2015. Meanwhile, the company is yet to reveal their new MD in India.