KTM Recalls 237 2009 690 Duke and 690 SMC Motorcycles for Faulty Forks

04/29/2009 @ 5:56 pm, by Jensen Beeler1 COMMENT

KTM Recalls 237 2009 690 Duke and 690 SMC Motorcycles for Faulty Forks ktm 690 duke wheelie gone wrong 528x560

Ktm is recalling 237 2009 690 Duke and SMC motorcycles in the United States. The cause of the recall is that during use, the front forks could develop cracks, resulting in the possibility of the front fork inner tube separating from the axle clamp. This is due to an improper heat treatment of the front fork inner tubes from the factory. If untreated, this defect could lead to a loss of control and possibly a crash, which could cause injury or death to the rider or others.

Afflicted owners can take their bikes to their local KTM dealership where dealers will inspect and replace the front fork tubes free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during april 2009. Owners may contact KTM customer relations at 440-985-3553. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Source: NHTSA

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  1. gerard mananquil says:

    hello! we also have a ktm distributor in the philippines. i want to know if 690 smc and 690 duke 2009 being sold in my country are also affected by the front fork problem which they have discovered. the dealer told me that their bikes came directly from austria. thanks