The American motorcycle manufacturer has issued a global recall including India for its highest selling bikes, Street 750 and Street Rod 750. Approximately, 43,908 units have been recalled globally and in India, the dealerships have started contacting the owners to take their bikes in the service centres.
The recall is issued due to corroding caliper pistons that lead to jammed brakes. The problem could be fatal if the bike decelerates suddenly leading to a crash. Harley Davidson is replacing the faulty parts without any cost. Street 750 was recalled earlier as well in 2015, due to a faulty seal in the fuel pump.
There is no word from the manufacturer on the exact numbers of the units recalled in India. But the bikes being the highest sellers for Harley Davidson in the Indian market, we are looking at a worrisome figure.
Street 750 and Street Rod 750 are powered by the same 749CC, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine which churns out 59NM and 62NM of torque respectively. The Street Rod 750 is a sportier one out of the two siblings due to the drag-style handlebars and riding stance. The Street 750 is priced at INR 5.14 lakhs (ex-showroom) and Street Rod is priced at INR 6.15 lakhs (ex-showroom).