A man who crashed a Harley-Davidson motorcycle during a test drive has sued the Motor Co., claiming a design flaw in the steering mechanism of the 2011 Tri-Glide trike.
Gregory Zenere filed a lawsuit against the Motor Co. and defunct Harley-Davidson of Crete in Cook County Circuit Court. He claims the steering mechanism on the motorcycle he was test-driving last Aug. 17 and caused it to fall on him. The lawsuit claims Zenere attempted to steer to the right to follow the road when the steering mechanism locked in place and the bike continued straight.
Zenere tried to brake but the bike continued straight, began sliding off the road into the median and fell on top of him, according to the suit cited in the Sun Times. The suit claims he suffered severe and permanent injuries.
Zenere contends Harley-Davidson failed to properly design, manufacture and adequately test the Tri-Glide.
Harley-Davidson of Crete motorcycle dealership closed last October.