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Motorcycle Recall - KTM Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  18V033000
Component:  Service Brakes, Hydraulic
Manufacturer:  KTM North America, Inc.
Recall Date: 01/10/2018
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,361
Defect Summary:
KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain 2015-2016 1290 Super Duke R ABS, 2016 1290 Super Duke R SE ABS and 1290 Super Duke GT ABS and 2017-2018 Super Duke R and1290 Super Duke GT motorcycles. The piston within the Brembo front brake master cylinder may fail.
Consequence Summary:
If the front brake master cylinder piston fails, the loss of front braking ability can increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
KTM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the piston with an aluminum one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2018. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090.

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