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KTM North America Recalls KTM and Husaberg Motorcycles Due to Crash and Injury Hazard

Name of product:

Competition/Closed Course and Enduro Motorcycles

Reason for Recall:

While in use, the bike’s throttle cable can malfunction and result in an uncontrollable throttle. This poses a serious crash and injury hazard to the rider and anyone in the vicinity.

Description:

The recall includes 13 models of KTM and Husaberg brand competition/closed-course and off-road motorcycles. Eleven 2013 KTM models are being recalled: 85 SX, 85 SXS, 125 SX, 150 SX, 150 XC, 200 XC-W, 250 SX, 250 XC, 250 XC-W, 300 XC, and 300 XC-W.  Two 2012 and 2013 Husaberg models are being recalled: TE 250 and TE 300. The model number is printed on the rear fender on both sides of the motorcycles below the tail end of the seat. The KTM motorcycles are black and orange and KTM is printed on the front number plate and on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The Husaberg motorcycles are blue, yellow, and white with Husaberg printed on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. Consumers can identify the model year by checking the letter in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the right side of the steering head. The letter “C” is a 2012 model; “D” is a 2013 model.

So far no injuries have been reported but it is imperative that if you have bought one of these bikes, that you stop using it immediately. If you are unsure if your bike’s make or model number is included in this recall always take the time to check. It will only take a minute to verify if your bike has been affected by this recall, however, the injuries that can be sustained from a severe motorcycle crash can last a lifetime.

Remedy:

If you have purchased one of these defective bikes stop riding it immediately and contact the dealer for free repairs. Consumers can contact KTM North America Inc. or Husaberg North America toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.ktm.com, or at www.husaberg.com.

Sold at:

Authorized KTM and Husaberg dealerships nationwide from January 2012 to April 2013 for $5,300 – $8,450.

Manufacturer:

KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG, of Mattighofen, Austria

If you have been injured:

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an accident that was not your fault or as the result of a defective product, call Graves McLain, the Tulsa Personal Injury Law Firm for a free confidential consultation at 918-359-6600. An experienced attorney will review your situation at no cost to you. We represent victims and their families in serious injury and death cases arising from medical mistakes, vehicle collisions, and other accidents.

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