Indian Motorcycles have announced they are recalling bikes powered by the Thunderstroke 111 engine for a safety check, after it was found the fuel line may have insufficient clearance between it and the engine.

Indian said in its recall notice that, “The safety of Indian Motorcycle riders has always and will always be Indian Motorcycle’s highest priority. With this in mind, Indian Motorcycle have identified as part of their quality control procedures, an important safety issue. For this reason Indian Motorcycle is issuing a safety recall for all Indian Motorcycle Thunderstroke 111 Engine which were produced between 2014 and 2017.”

The safety issue identified that models including Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster which all feature the globally acclaimed Thunderstroke 111 engine, may have been manufactured with insufficient clearance between the fuel line and the engine. This can result in abrasion of the fuel line posing a potential fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may pose a fire hazard.

Indian Motorcycle New Zealand has identified all affected VINs and customers will be contacted in order for the concern to be inspected and rectified if required.

In addition, Indian Motorcycle New Zealand has issued a “stop sale” notice in order to inspect and rectify any affected VINs which are currently in the possession of Indian Motorcycle New Zealand and their dealerships.

In most cases it is anticipated that the safety inspection will take approximately 30 minutes. It is expected that less than 5% of inspected units will require an additional 30-minute procedure.

All affected customers are urged to contact their local Indian Motorcycle Dealer to schedule a time from for their motorcycle to be checked.