KTM North America Recalls Competition Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 30, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –


Name of product: KTM Competition/Closed Course Off-Road Motorcycles

Hazard: Under extreme riding conditions, fuel can escape from the tank breather assembly. This poses a risk of fire and injury to the rider.

Remedy: Repair

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 Service, then select Safety for more information.

151230 CPSC 2015 2016 KTM Brand OffRoad


About 550

This recall involves model year 2015 and 2016 KTM brand motorcycles with 250cc and 2-cycle engines. The 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.

Model year 2015 motorcycles 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.

Model year 2016 motorcycles have the letter G in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head.

None reported

Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM dealer to schedule a free repair. KTM is contacting consumers who purchased the recalled product directly.

Sold at
Authorized KTM dealers nationwide from August 2014 to December 2014 for about $7,900 for the 2015 model year, from June 2015 to July 2015 for about $8,000 for the 2016 model year.

KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio

Manufactured in
KTM Motorrad AG, of Austria

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.