KTM has recalled 640 of its 2014 1290 Super Duke R naked motorcycles due to a possible fuel leak.The effected 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R motorcycles, which were built July 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014, may leak fuel at threaded inserts located in the rear of the gas tank. KTM reports that a fuel leaks from these threaded inserts near an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.
KTM says will notify owners, and dealers will seal the threaded inserts to prevent future fuel leaks. If the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R recall motorcycles shows evidence of an existing fuel leak at the threaded insert, the gas tank will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge.The 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R recall is expected to begin in August 2015. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTM’s number for this recall is TB 15XX.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!