The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has announced that Polaris is recalling certain model year 2011 Victory Cross Country motorcycles manufactured from January 1 through April 11, 2011. The handlebar clamps and/or risers may have been machined incorrectly, which could cause the handlebars to slip in the clamps. This could cause the operator to lose control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. The potential number of units affected is 840.
To remedy the situation, Polaris will notify owners and Victory dealers will test and replace the defective riser/clamp assemblies free of charge. Owners may contact Victory Consumer Service at 888/704-5290; owners may also contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236, or go to www.SaferCar.gov.