Attention 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R owner, KTM North America is recalling 640 units of “The Beast” for a fuel leak that may occur from the threaded inserts at the rear of the gas tank.
Obviously, a fuel tank poses a safety hazard to the rider, not only for its propensity to combust, but its ability to degrade traction to the rear tire. As such, KTM will notify affected owners, and KTM dealers will seal the threaded inserts to prevent future fuel leaks.
If the motorcycle shows evidence of an existing fuel leak at the threaded insert, the gas tank will be replaced. Of course, these repairs will be performed free of charge.
The recall on the KTM 1290 Super Duke R is expected to begin in August 2015. Concerned Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090, and reference recall number “TB 15XX” when doing so. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.