KTM is Recalling certain 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 6, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Rear Shock may Leak Oil and Lose Function

Report Receipt Date: MAY 10, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V279000
Component(s): SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,238

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle

KTM

Model

1290 SUPER ADVENTURE

Model Year(s)

2015 – 2016

Manufacturer: KTM North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles manufactured December 1, 2014, to December 11, 2015. These motorcycles have a rear shock absorber that may leak oil from the rebound damping plug, resulting in a loss of shock function.

CONSEQUENCE:
Loss of function of the rear shock may affect the handling of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
KTM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rebound damping plug for leaking and replace the shock absorber, as necessary, and install a new version of the suspension control unit software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTM’s number for this recall is TB1611.

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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