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Oct 18 2011

KTM North America Recalls Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Fall or Crash Hazard

Posted in Car Accident, Community Service, Product Liability

Products manufactured with inadequate or substandard materials may inadvertently cause extensive injury to the motorcyclist, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt .

The affected Husaberg bikes are blue, yellow and white in color with the model name and Husaberg logo located on the right and left shrouds. The motorcycle handlebar clamp can develop cracks during normal use causing the handlebars to move from their set position. This can result in the rider losing control of the vehicle, posing a fall or crash hazard.

About 6,117 of these Off-Road Motorcycles, manufactured in Austria, were imported by KTM North America Inc., of Murrieta, Calif. KTM received a report of one incident in which the consumer was hospitalized from injuries received in a crash after the handlebar clamps cracked and failed to secure the handlebars.

This recall involves all 2011 KTM and Husaberg off-road/competition motorcycles, which were sold at authorized KTM and Husaberg dealers nationwide from April 2010 through May 2011 for between $6,200 and $9,500. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact authorized KTM and Husaberg dealers to schedule a free repair.

390 FE and 450 FE450 FX

XC-W Six Days & XCF-W Six Days models

Xc, SX and XC-W models
450 FX

 

 

 

KTM models included in this recall:                    

Engine Size Model
150 XC, SX
200 XC-W
250 XC, XC-W, XCF-W Six Days, SX, SX-F
300 XC, XC-W
350 SX-F
450 XC-W Six Days, SX-F
530 XC-W Six Days
Husaberg models included in this recall:
Engine Size
Model
390
FE
450
FE, FX

The affected Husaberg bikes are blue, yellow and white in color with the model name and Husaberg logo located on the right and left shrouds.

For additional information, consumers should contact authorized KTM or Husaberg dealers. Authorized dealers can be located by going to www.ktm.com or www.husaberg.com. Consumers may also call KTM North America Inc. customer relations at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday to Friday.