Owners for 2016 and 2017 model year KTM 690 Duke motorcycles should take note, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall on the popular hooligan machine because it may leak fuel from its filler cap on the fuel tank.
The recall affects 718 units in the United States, but in documents to NHTSA, KTM says at this time it does not have a remedy for the problem, and that such a remedy could take up to 120 days to create.
Presumably, this would then bar KTM from selling any 690 Duke models in the United States until a fix can be made.
The core safety concern is that the affected motorcycles may leak fuel from filler cap, which can happen while riding or while sitting still. Obviously, if fuel leaks out of the fuel tank, it has the chance to ignite, which poses a safety hazard to the rider and those around them.
Hopefully KTM can develop a plan to fix this fuel cap issue. Until then, concerned KTM customers may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.