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Harley is recalling nearly 30,000 motorcycles
Release date:2021.04.15

With regard to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), Harley-Davidson is recalling 31,346 motorcycles in its US Sportster series. The reason is the defective coating of the headlight bulb cover: contrary to specifications, the coating is high-gloss chrome plated and may cause unnecessary heat to burn a hole in the vitreous body, thus causing the two filaments of the near-light and high beam to burn out. This will affect the 883 and 1200 Sportster models produced between 2019 and 2021

Harley-Davidson XL 1200 C

Harley-Davidson XL 1200 CX

Harley-Davidson XL 1200 NS

Harley-Davidson XL 1200 X

Harley-Davidson XL 1200 XS

Harley-Davidson XL 883 L

Harley-Davidson XL 883 N

Another 796 headlights were sold in the replacement business, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Related components have been installed in spare parts of the following models:

Sportster 2005-2019

Softail 2005-2017

Dyna 2005-2017


The recall is currently limited to the North American market in the United States and Canada, and it is not known whether domestic models will be affected