Victory Motorcycles, axed in January by owners Polaris Industries, is recalling several heavy cruisers and tourers over a possible brake failure issue.
The official recall notice was issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
It says the affected the Magnum (main photo), Cross Country, Cross Country Tour and Cross Roads tourers and Hardball cruiser.
When Victory ceased production in January, Victory Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand Peter Harvey assured customers and dealers that they would continue to looked after them in the “short and longer term”.
This recall demonstrates that the company continues to protect owners’ rights.
The recall notice says that if the engine misfires for a prolonged period of time, the exhaust could get hotter than normal and melt a retention clip that supports the rear brake line.
This would increase the risk of brake line damage causing the rear brakes to fail.
The last Victory Motorcycles recall was in 2015 over a stalling issue on various 2013-14 cruisers and tourers.
Recall notices are issued by the manufacturer through a voluntary industry code under the ACCC.
Despite hundreds of recalls by various automotive manufacturers, only a handful have been mandatory. All others have been issued by the manufacturer.
While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.
In Australia, recalls are issued through the federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD), Vehicle Safety Standards division (VSS), and posted by the Australian Consumer and Competition Competition Commission (ACCC).
If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.
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