News KTM Recalls 6,117 (XC, SX) Motorcycles

KTM Recalls 6,117 (XC, SX) Motorcycles

2011 KTM Motorcycle Recall

KTM North America has recalled 2011 KTM and Husaberg off-road motorcycles due to possible cracks developing in the handlebars, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports.

The CPSC reports that 6,117 off-road motorcycles sold at authorized KTM and Husaberg dealerships between April 2010 and May 2011 may have been affected in the recall.

The CPSC says the handlebar clamp on the motorcycles may develop cracks during normal use, causing the handlebars to move from their set position. This can result in the rider losing control of the vehicle, posing a fall or crash hazard.

2011 KTM motorcycles included in this recall (Engine Size/ Model):

  • 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

2011 Husaberg motorcycles included in this recall:

  • 390 / FE
  • 450 / FE, FX

KTM has received a report of one incident in which the consumer was hospitalized from injuries received in a crash after the handlebar clamps cracked and failed to secure the handlebars, the CPSC reports.

The CPSC reports that affected riders should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact authorized KTM and Husaberg dealers to schedule a free repair.

For additional information, consumers should contact authorized KTM or Husaberg dealers. Authorized dealers can be located by going to ktm.com or husaberg.com. Consumers may also call KTM North America Inc. customer relations at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday to Friday.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please report the experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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