KTM North America, Inc. has announced a recall of its KTM competition/closed course off-road motorcycles, after it was determined that under extreme riding conditions, fuel can escape from the tank breather assembly. This leak increased the risk of fire and injury to the rider.
This recall affects about 550 units and involves model year 2015 and 2016 KTM brand motorcycles with 250cc and 2-cycle engines. The recalled KTM 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.
Model year 2015 motorcycles have the letter F in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head.
Model year 2016 motorcycles have the letter G in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the recall motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM dealer to schedule a free repair. KTM is contacting consumers who purchased the recalled product directly.
Owners may also contact KTM toll free at 888/985-6090 or online at www.ktmusa.com, and click on Service, then select Safety for more information.