Harley-Davidson Inc., the nation's lone motorcycle manufacturer, announced it is recalling 43,000 motorcycles because of a brake defect that could cause front wheels to lock while driving.

The company announced Wednesday it is recalling all models of its FXR and XLH models sold between 1987 and 1990 because of a defect with the front brake calipers.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the upper mounting bolt on the calipers might fracture while the motorcycle is in use.