KTM North America Recall
Written by Faith Anderson on September 9, 2011
Off-Road Motorcycle Handlebar Clamp Defect
Several models of off-road motorcycles have been recalled by KTM North America due to the hazard posed by a faulty handlebar clamp. According to the CPSC, the motorcycle handlebar clamp can develop cracks during normal use, causing the handlebars to move from their set position. This defect can result in the rider losing control of the vehicle, potentially resulting in a fall or crash. KTM has received a report of one incident in which a consumer was hospitalized due to injuries sustained in a crash after the rider’s handlebar clamps cracked and failed to adequately secure the handlebars.
Motorcycle Models Affected by Recall
These recalled motorcycles were manufactured in Austria and sold at authorized KTM and Husaberg dealers nationwide from April 2010 through May 2011, for between $6,200 and $9,500. This recall affects all 2011 KTM and Husaberg off-road/competition motorcycles with the following engine sizes and model numbers:
- 150 – XC, SX
- 200 – XC-W
- 250 – XC, XC-W, XCF-W Six Days, SX, SX-F
- 300 – XC, XC-W
- 350 – SX-F
- 450 – XC-W Six Days, SX-F
- 530 – XC-W Six Days
- 390 – FE
- 450 – FE, FX
The affected KTM model off-road motorcycles are orange and black in color with the model name and KTM logo located on the left and right shrouds. The affected Husaberg models are blue, yellow and white in color with the model name and Husaberg logo located on the right and left shrouds.
CPSC Recommendations for Consumers
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible for protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, chemical, electrical or mechanical hazard, including power tools, cribs, toys, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals. According to the CPSC, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact authorized KTM and Husaberg dealers to schedule a free repair.