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Recall for 6,117 MY2011 KTM and Husaberg Off-road and Competition Models
KTM and Husaberg are recalling about 6,117 off-road motorcycles due to a risk of cracked handlebar clamps.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the handlebar clamps on some off-road KTM and Husaberg models can develop cracks from normal use. In time, these cracks may cause the handlebars to move from their set positions, potentially leading to a loss of control.
KTM received one report of a customer injured as a result of a cracked handlebar clamp.
The recall campaign affects 6,117 units. The affected models are:
- the 150, 250 and 300 versions of the 2011 KTM XC;
- the 200, 250 and 300 versions of the 2011 KTM XC-W;
- the 450 and 530 versions of the 2011 KTM XC-W Six Days;
- the 2011 KTM 250 XCF-W Six Days;
- the 150 and 250 versions of the 2011 KTM SX;
- the 250, 350 and 450 versions of the 2011 KTM SX-F;
- the 2011 Husaberg 390FE;
- the 2011 Husaberg 450 FE, and
- the 2011 Husaberg 450 FX.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled models and contact authorized KTM and Husaberg dealers to schedule a free repair.
[Source: CPSC, Images by KTM photographer Montero F.]