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

The connecting rod in the crankshaft assembly can fracture

KTM North America Recalls Motocross Competition Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Crash Hazard
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September 2, 2016

KTM has issued a recall that involves about 920 model year 2016 KTM brand and Husqvarna Motorcycles brand motocross off-road motorcycles.

The connecting rod in the crankshaft assembly can fracture, causing the operator to lose control of the motorcycle and crash.

The firm has received five reports of the rod cracking, but no injuries have been reported to date.

With 250cc, 4-cycle engines, the recalled KTM 250 SX-F 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.

The recalled KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycles are orange and blue with the KTM and the Red Bull logos on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The number 13 is printed on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat.

The recalled Husqvarna FC 250 motorcycles are white with blue and yellow markings. The Husqvarna logo and engine size are on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. Model year 2016 motorcycles have a letter G in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN), located on the right side of the steering head.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM or Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer to schedule a free repair.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers can contact KTM North America/Husqvarna Motorcycles North America at (888) 985-6090.