Loss of Shock Absorber Function Prompts Motorcycle Recall from KTM

About 1,200 motorcycles are potentially impacted by this defect

Loss of Shock Absorber Function Prompts Motorcycle Recall from KTM
Image: Pixabay
June 6, 2016

KTM North America has issued a recall for a motorcycle with issues affecting the suspension.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles. These motorcycles have a rear shock absorber that may leak oil from the rebound damping plug, resulting in a loss of shock function.

A loss of function of the rear shock may affect the handling of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

The company believes more than 1,200 motorcycles are potentially impacted by this defect.

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 with questions about this recall can contact KTM at (888) 985-6090.