The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that KTM North America has issued a recall of KTM and Husaberg motorcycles due to a crash hazard. The bikes affected are competition/closed course and enduro motorcycles.
During use, the throttle cable can malfunction and result in an uncontrollable throttle. This poses a crash hazard to the rider. The recall affects about 7,000 bikes.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled KTM and Husaberg motorcycles and contact a KTM or Husaberg authorized dealer to schedule a free repair. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
The recall includes 13 models of KTM and Husaberg brand competition/closed-course and off-road motorcycles. Eleven 2013 KTM models are being recalled: 85 SX, 85 SXS, 125 SX, 150 SX, 150 XC, 200 XC-W, 250 SX, 250 XC, 250 XC-W, 300 XC and 300 XC-W. Two 2012 and 2013 Husaberg models are being recalled: TE 250 and TE 300.
Electrical shorting leads to Brammo recall
Brammo, meanwhile, is recalling five of its 2013 Empulse electric motorcycles. Due to a high current cable being attached to the motor controller incorrectly, electrical shorting can occur. An electrical short can cause a complete loss of power while riding the motorcycle or a fire.
Brammo will notify owners, and technicians will inspect the high current cable at the motor controller and correct its installation, if needed. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.