WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 12, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Off-road motorcycles
Hazard: The front fork pistons can become stuck within the fork leg and cause the operator to lose control of the motorcycle and crash.
Consumer Contact: KTM North America Inc. toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.ktmusa.com and click on Dealer & Service, then select Service or at www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com and click on Dealers & Services, then select Service Check for more information.
Units: About 2,864 KTM brand and 457 Husqvarna brand
Description: This recall involves model year 2015 KTM brand and Husqvarna brand Enduro motorcycles with 125cc to 300cc, 2-cycle engines and 250cc to 450cc, 4-cycle engines.
Recalled KTM motorcycles are orange and black with the KTM logo on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The engine size is printed on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat.
Recalled Husqvarna motorcycles are white with blue and yellow markings. The Husqvarna logo and engine size are on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank.
Model year 2015 motorcycles will have the letter F in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and schedule an appointment with an authorized KTM or Husqvarna dealer for a free recall service check. Recalled motorcycles will be repaired free of charge. KTM is contacting consumers directly.
Sold at: KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from June 2014 to October 2014 for between $6,000 and $11,000.
Manufacturer(s): KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG, of Mattighofen, Austria
Importer(s): KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio
Manufactured in: Austria
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