Motorcycles Recalled Over Crash Hazard
KTM North America, Inc., in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall of their off-road motorcycles due to a potential crash hazard, according to news sources.
The recall affects about 6,117 bikes total. All of them are the 2011 model of the KTM and Husaberg off-road/competition motorcycles. The Austrian-manufactured bikes are white, yellow and blue and display the model name and Husaberg logo on the right and left sides. The bike was sold for between $6,200 and $9,500 at KTM and Husaberg dealers from April 2010 to May 2011.
The fall or crash hazard is related to a handlebar clamp issue. The clamp can acquire cracks over time, which shifts the handlebars from their original position. A loss of control can be the result of this situation. One rider reported injuries as a result of this issue. He was hospitalized.
If you are in possession of one of these bikes, you should contact your KTM or Husaberg dealer to arrange for replacement handlebars.
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