The American motorcycle maker, Indian Motorcycles, is going to recall over 18,000 units, which will affect several models in its product line-up. The models being recalled are Roadmaster, Chieftain, Vintage, Dark Horse, Chief Classic and Chieftain Dark Horse which comes with Thunder Stroke 111 engine. Chances are that the ignition systems of the recalled motorcycles are facing issues. The manufacturing dates of recalled motorcycles lie in between April 15, 2013 and June 16, 2015.
Indian has recalled the bikes to fix an engine misfiring issue that can result in increased fire risk. The issue may cause unburned fuel to pass through the exhaust system, raising exhaust temperatures and increasing the risk of fire. The fix involves an update to the ECU and Indian will notify the owners of the bikes about the same. The owners can take their bikes to the company dealerships where the issue will be fixed free of cost.
So far, Indian has not announced recall of its models sold in India. As a result, there is no information available on how many affected units are plying on the country's roads. However, an official announcement from Indian Motorcycles in India is expected to take place soon. Indian Motorcycles sells its entire range of motorcycles in India and the company recently launched the Scout Sixty in the country.