KTM North America is recalling 409 units of its 2015 KTM 690 Enduro R motorcycles for a rear brake line that may have been damaged during the assembly process.
The recall affects only bikes made between November 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, and specifically deals with the rear brake line that goes from the ABS pressure modulator to the foot brake cylinder. The alleged damage is caused by contact with the spring clamp of the crank case ventilation hose.
Because a damaged brake line may cause the loss of rear braking ability, and thus increase the likelihood of a crash, KTM has filed a recall with the NHTSA.
To remedy the issue, KTM will notify affected owners, and KTM dealers will inspect the positioning of the crank case ventilation hose clamp, and correct it as necessary. Of course, any damaged brake line will be replaced, and all these repairs will be performed free of charge.
There is no date yet for when this recall will begin, but concerned owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090.
Note: Owners are advised to not ride their motorcycle until the recall has been remedied.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.