Harley Pan America recall is initiated due to a fault that has been found in the seat base of the company’s first ADV.
In order to turn around its image and become a brand for the younger audience, Harley Davidson took a major step this year. It introduced an all new Revolution Max 1250 engine and is being utilized in two of their new models – the Pan America and the Sportster S. Both of these models are now available for customers in India as well.
And just like with any new model manufacturer makes, HD is also facing problems of their own. Earlier this month Harley Davidson announced a recall of 2689 units of their Pan America model stating failure of their seat-base.
These affected units are manufactured between 8th of March and 13th October of 2021 and it affect units that are sold in India as well. Harley Davidson has stated that the Pan America 1250 recall has been initiated because it was found that the seat-base on the affected units could possibly fracture when not installed properly. The seat-base, which also includes the rear grab handles, will be changed on all units that are part of the recall.
Presently, the number of units that are a part of the recall, and are sold in India, is unknown. It is expected that the owners of these affected units will be reached out individually by Harley Davidson. In case you own one and do not get a call from the company, you can contact your dealership in the coming few weeks.
Just to refresh your memory, the Pan America is Harley’s first proper adventure bike and is powered by their 1252 cc, v-twin Revolution Max engine producing 150 BHP and 127 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a new 6-speed gearbox assisted by a slipper clutch.
It also features a 6.8″ touchscreen display, Showa electronically adjustable suspension set-up, gets 5-riding modes, cornering ABS, cornering traction control, cruise control, hill-hold control and so much more. The Harley Davidson Pan America starts from Rs. 16.90 Lakh (ex-showroom) in India.