KTM re­call for spe­cific mod­els for year 2017

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\KTM is re­call­ing spe­cific frame num­bers of SX-F, XC-F, XC- W, EXC, EXC-F and EXC Six Days mod­els of cur­rent model year 2017, to the work­shops of au­tho­rised KTM deal­ers for a com­plete re­place­ment of the hand-brake cylin­der.

Fol­low­ing mar­ket in­ves­ti­ga­tions by KTM, it has been de­ter­mined that anom­alies in the man­u­fac­tur­ing process have re­sulted, with cer­tain batches, in hand-brake cylin­ders with de­fec­tive ma­chin­ing. This can lead to early wear of the seal­ing cup in the hand-brake cylin­der, thus lead­ing to im­paired brak­ing per­for­mance.

As the anom­alies are re­stricted to spe­cific batches, the hand-brake cylin­der must be checked and the af­fected batches re­placed.

Cus­tomers to whom the af­fected mo­tor­cy­cles have al­ready been de­liv­ered are be­ing in­formed by a per­sonal let­ter and are asked to con­tact im­me­di­ately an au­tho­rised KTM dealer to ar­range an ap­point­ment for re­place­ment. In ad­di­tion, cus­tomers can check on­line in the “ser­vice” area of the KTM web­site to de­ter­mine if their mo­tor­cy­cle is af­fected by this re­call.

The check and re­place­ment of the hand-brake cylin­der will be car­ried out at no cost to mo­tor­cy­cle own­ers, but must be per­formed by au­tho­rised KTM deal­ers only.

— WR.

The fol­low­ing mod­els are af­fected by the re­call:

• KTM 250 SX-F EU

• KTM 350 SX-F EU/US KTM 450 XC-F US

• KTM 150 XC-W EU/US KTM 250 XC-W US

• KTM 300 XC-W US

• KTM 250 EXC EU

• KTM 300 EXC Six Days EU KTM 300 EXC EU/AU

• KTM 250 EXC-F Six Days EU KTM 250 EXC-F EU/AU

• KTM 350 EXC-F Six Days EU KTM 350 EXC-F EU/AU

• KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days EU

• KTM 450 EXC-F EU/AU KTM 500 EXC-F AU.

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