MXA has learned that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 550 KTM offroad motorcycles due to front fork failure.
About 550 of the Austrian motorcycles were imported by KTM North America Inc. of Amherst, Ohio. They were sold nationwide through KTM dealers from December 2008 through April 2009 for between $6,000 and $8,000. No injuries have been reported, but the commission said the front fork inner tube can crack and separate from the fork axle, posing a risk of injury or death to the rider.
2009 KTM 150SX. H. Mitterbauer
This recall involves 2009 KTM 125SX, 150SX, 250XC-W and 300XC-W models.
Consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles and contact their local KTM dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled offroad motorcycles are being sent a direct notice. For additional information, contact KTM toll-free at (888) 985-6090 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ktmnorthamerica.com.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).