Motorcycle Types Motocross / Off-Road 2016 Husqvarna & KTM Motorcycle Recalls Due to Wheel Issues

2016 Husqvarna & KTM Motorcycle Recalls Due to Wheel Issues

2016 Husqvarna & KTM Motorcycle Recalls

2016 Husqvarna & KTM Motorcycle Recalls Due to Wheel Issues
2016 KTM SX-F 450

KTM North America has announced a recall regarding model year 2016 Husqvarna TC and FC, as well as 2016 KTM  SX and SX-F motocross competition motorcycles with 250cc -450cc, four-stroke engines and 125cc to 250cc, two-stroke engines due to a front wheel spoke failure.

The KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles will have the letter “G” in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head tube, for those who may not be aware. These are the only models impacted by this recall.

According to KTM, this recall will impact roughly 3,700 units in North America.

So far, KTM has received two reports of crashes directly related to wheel spoke failures. These two incidents resulted substantial injuries for one rider, including broken ribs and a shoulder injury.

Earlier in the month, KTM also recalled 250 two-stroke models (SX and XC models) due to a fire hazard.

KTM has stated that owners of these model year motorcycles should cease use immediately and contact any authorized KTM/Husqvarna Motorcycle dealer to schedule a free repair. KTM/Husqvarna Motorcycles is contacting all known owners directly.

For more information regarding this recall, please contact KTM North America and Husqvarna Motorcycles toll-free at 888-985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at or and click on Service, then select Safety.

Nic de Sena
Twin anything, ride everything. No fuss, no muss. Senior Editor.

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