WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 15, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Competition off-road motocross motorcycles
Hazard: The front wheel spoke assembly can fail, causing the operator to lose control of the motorcycle and crash.
Consumer Contact: KTM North America and Husqvarna Motorcycles toll-free at 888-985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.ktmusa.com or www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com and click on Service, then select Safety for more information.
This recall involves model year 2016 Husqvarna TC and FC and KTM SX and SX-F motocross competition motorcycles with 250cc to 450cc, 4-cycle engines, and 125cc to 250cc, 2-cycle engines.
Recalled Husqvarna motorcycles are blue, white and yellow and have the Husqvarna logo on both sides of the shroud covering the fuel tank. The model name and engine size are on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat.
Recalled KTM motorcycles are orange, black and white with the KTM logo on both sides of the shroud covering the fuel tank. The model name and engine size are printed on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat.
Model year 2016 motorcycles will 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.
The firm has received two reports of crashes as a result of a wheel spoke failure, including one report of a shoulder injury and three broken ribs.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM/Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer to schedule a free repair. KTM/Husqvarna Motorcycles is contacting known consumers directly.
KTM authorized dealers nationwide from March 2015 through October 2015 for between $6,800 and $9,400.
Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from March 2015 through October 2015 for between $6,900 and $9,400.
KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio
KTM Motorrad AG, of Austria
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