KTM and Husqvarna have commenced the global recall of certain 2015 model-year motorcycles, of which 751 KTMs and 779 Huskies from the UK and Ireland are affected.
Due to a supplier production fault, KTM and Husqvarna are checking the torque setting of a nut between the fork’s piston rod and screw cap, within the 4CS fork chamber. This check can be carried out by the respective authorised KTM and Husqvarna dealers only. It takes about 25 minutes and is completely free of charge.
The fault generally occurs in the first few operating hours and is identified by a knocking sound from within the fork. In addition to this, the damping in the affected strut decreases.
The recall action affects the following KTM models:
Six Days Enduro 2015 model year:
- 125 EXC Six Days
- 250 EXC Six Days
- 300 EXC Six Days
- 250 EXC-F Six Days
- 350 EXC Six Days
- 450 EXC Six Days
- 500 EXC Six Days
Cross Country (XC) 2015 model year
- 250 XC
- 300 XC
- 250 XC-F
- 350 XC-F
And the following Husqvarna models:
MX 2015 model year:
Customers who have taken delivery of a motorcycle affected by the recall will be contacted in writing by the companies
Customers can check if their motorcycle is affected by contacting their local authorised dealer and quoting the last 6 digits of their VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).
Customers can also check online to find out if their motorcycle is affected. The recall information is available in the “Service” area of www.ktm.com and www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com, and can be seen by entering the complete (17 digit) VIN and the motorcycle’s Delivery Certificate number, which is located on the upper right corner of their Delivery Certificate.
Both companies very much regret the resulting inconvenience concerning this recall, but customer safety is of paramount importance.Get MoreBikes delivered through your letterbox every month. 12 issues for £15. Click here for more information.