KTM North America has issued a recall on approximately 920 motocross competition off-road motorcycles due an increased crash hazard.
It was found that the connecting rod in the crankshaft assembly of affected motorcycles may fracture, causing the operator to lose control of the motorcycle and increase risk of crash.
This recall involves model year 2016 KTM brand and Husqvarna Motorcycles brand motocross off-road motorcycles with 250cc, 4-cycle engines. 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. 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. 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 tenth 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.