KTM 790 Adventure Bikes Recalled for Weak Brakes

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KTM North America is recalling 3,707 motorcycles from the KTM 790 Adventure family because of an issue arising from the front brake’s master cylinder.

According to recall documents, the front brake master cylinder piston return spring may be too weak to return the brake piston to its original position, which would reduce the functionality of the front brake system.

More specifically, there is a possibility that the preload force of the return spring is too low and does not meet the specified tolerance set by KTM, and the manufacturer of the part, J.Juan.

This recall affects the base model KTM 790 Adventure, the KTM 790 Adventure R, and KTM 790 Adventure R Rally, from the 2019 and 2020 model years (the Rally is only a 2020 model year bike, however).

To remedy the issue, KTM dealers will replace the return spring, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 21, 2021.

Concerned KTM 790 Adventure owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTM’s number for this recall is KTM2106. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA