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KYMCO issues K-Pipe recall

KYMCO (KYMCO USA) is recalling certain model year 2016 K-Pipe motorcycles manufactured March 1, 2016, to May 25, 2016. In the affected models, the gear shift pattern was assembled in a reverse sequence when compared to the standard setup.

As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 123, "Motorcycle Controls and Displays."

This recall affects 476 K-Pipe units. 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.

Owners may contact KYMCO customer service 888/235-3417. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule and the remedy for this recall campaign is still under development.

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