Riding a motorcycle comes at a risk. Be it a tire puncture at high speeds, careless drivers cutting you off, potholes, sand or mud in the middle of a corner, danger lurks everywhere, and you have to keep your senses sharp at all times. Oh, and if you ride a recent Indian model, you’ll also have to keep an eye for fires.
You read that right, Indian is issuing a recall involving 18,367 models that could catch fire while being operated. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), when an engine misfires, unburnt fuel ends up in the exhaust where it ignites. This causes the exhaust system to overheat, thus increasing the risk of a fire.
The recall affects the Indian Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage, Springfield and Chieftain Dark Horse, all manufactured between April 15, 2013, and June 16, 2015.