Motorcycles made during this time may have been manufactured with a defective rear wheel rim. The defect may cause the rim to crack and can cause a loss of air pressure. This defect could cause the rider to lose control of the motorcycle. Indian Motorcycles has alerted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the defect an is issuing a notice to all registered owners of the motorcycles. The company will also release a Safety Recall Bulletin to all Indian Motorcycle dealers. The bulletin will include instructions on how to replace the rear wheel rim. The repairs will be made by an authorized Indian Motorcycle dealer. Owners of the affected motorcycles won’t be charged for the repairs. Unaffected by the recall are the 2014 Indian Chief motorcycles, reports 4-traders.com.
The affected motorcycles were made using designs from before Indian Motorcycles was bought by Polaris. Despite this, Polaris is still responsible for fixing the defects of past motorcycle designs.