KTM North America says the fork pistons can become stuck within the fork leg, possibly causing the rider to lose control and crash. No injuries or incidents were reported as of this writing.
About 2,864 KTM EXC and 457 Husqvarna FE and TE enduro motorcycles from 125cc to 300cc two-cylinders, and 250cc to 450cc four-cylinders.
KTM says consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and schedule an appointment with an authorized KTM or Husqvarna dealer for a free recall service check. Recalled motorcycles will be repaired free of charge. KTM is also contacting consumers directly.
The affected motorcycles were sold at dealers nationwide from June 2014 to October 2014 for between $6,000 and $11,000.
Customers may contact KTM North America Inc. toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.ktmusa.com and click on Dealer & Service, then select Service. For Husqvarna services, visit at www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com and click on Dealers & Services, then select Service Check for more information.