More than 111,000 Harley-Davidsons are being recalled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The NHTFSA reported that certain 2009 and 2010 touring models, built from June 6, 2008, to Nov. 19 of this year, have front fuel tank mounts that may distort in reaction to a crash, causing a fuel leak.
If this fuel is ignited, it could cause serious bodily injury or death to the rider of the motorcycle, the report said.
The following makes/model years are affected:
FLHR SHRINE 2009-2010
FLHTCU SHRINE 2009-2010
FLHTCU W/SC 2009-2010
Dealerships will install braces to reduce the distortion free of charge, and will be begin servicing bikes as soon as Monday, Dec. 14. Owners of effected models may call Harley at 1-414-343-4506.
According to The Motor Company's yearly earnings statement from January, Harley has shipped about 101,887 touring motorcycles total to dealers in 2008.