KTM, Indian Motorcycle issue recalls


KTM North America is recalling 5,812 units, including certain model year 2015-11 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles due to potential brake line issues. In the affected vehicles, the wiring harness can fray and contact the ABS modulator. If the brake line is electronically conductive, the brake line may overhead and melt. If the brake line melts, brake failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

Affected units include 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles that were manufactured December 1, 2014, to March 10, 2016, and 2013-2016 1190 Adventure and Adventure R motorcycle manufactured November 20, 2012, to April 25, 2016.

KTM will notify owners, and dealers will re-position the wiring harness for the electronic control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1/888-985-6090.

Indian Motorcycle

Indian has issued a recall affecting 23,746 units, due to potential fuel leakage. The company is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to July 15, 2016. In the affected motorcycles, the fuel rail may contact other components and result in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Indian will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket that will limit movement of the fuel rail, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian's number for this recall is I-16-03.

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