KTM is Recalling all 2014 1290 Super Duke R motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 24, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Report Receipt Date: JUL 10, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V441000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 640

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

KTM

Model

1290 SUPER DUKE R

Model Year(s)

2014

Manufacturer: KTM North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling all model year 2014 1290 Super Duke R motorcycles manufactured July 1, 2013, to April 30, 2014. The affected motorcycles may leak fuel from the threaded inserts at the rear of the gas tank.

CONSEQUENCE:
A fuel leak from the threaded inserts, in the presence of an ignition source, may increase the risk of a fire.

REMEDY:
KTM will notify owners, and dealers will seal the threaded inserts to prevent future fuel leaks. If the motorcycle shows evidence of an existing fuel leak at the threaded insert, the gas tank will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2015. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTM’s number for this recall is TB 15XX.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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