KTM Recall of certain 1290 Super Duke GT and 1290 Super Duke R motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 25, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

KTM Recall: Front Brake Master Cylinder Piston May Crack

If the front brake master cylinder piston fails, the loss of front braking ability can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V033000

Manufacturer: KTM North America, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,361

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT 2016 – 2018
KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R 2015 – 2018

Summary: KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain 2015-2016 1290 Super Duke R ABS, 2016 1290 Super Duke R SE ABS and 1290 Super Duke GT ABS and 2017-2018 Super Duke R and1290 Super Duke GT motorcycles. The piston within the Brembo front brake master cylinder may fail.

Remedy: KTM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the piston with an aluminum one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2018. Owner’s may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090.

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.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration