Gear Sequence Problem Prompts Recall of KYMCO Motorcycles

The motorcycles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

Gear Sequence Problem Prompts Recall of KYMCO Motorcycles
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June 28, 2016

KYMCO is recalling certain model year 2016 K-Pipe motorcycles due to a powertrain problem.

In these models, the gear shift pattern was assembled in a reverse sequence when compared to the standard setup. As a result, these motorcycles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 123, "Motorcycle Controls and Displays."

If the motorcycle shifts opposite of other motorcycles, a rider may be confused and may select the wrong gear, adversely affecting control of the motorcycle and increasing the risk of a crash.

About 475 motorcycles are potentially defective, according to the manufacturer.

The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

For more information, owners may contact KYMCO customer service at (888) 235-3417.