Just a month ago, KTM issued a worldwide recall on its Adventure bikes because the ABS modulator and wiring harness could potentially come into contact with each other. Now, the same issue is hitting the KTM 690 Duke, and affects the bikes from the 2012-2016 model year.
As was the case with the previous recall, if the ABS modulator and wiring harness come into contact, and the wiring harness becomes frayed, it could cause an electric charge to be conducted through the ABS modulator, which would eventually overheat and melt the unit.
This can obviously lead to the brakes failing, and as such KTM dealers are being advised to inspect the routing of the wiring harness, and if necessary take corrective measures. A securing grounding cable will also be installed.
This recall hasn’t been announced yet with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), though one is expected, along with similar recalls throughout all of the markets where KTMs are sold.
KTM dealers in North America are being advised that affected models must not be operated until remedial measures have been undertaken.
We can expect more information and a timeline on the recall, once the NHTSA posts the information regarding this recall. Stay tuned.
Source: Bothan Spies