If you are one of the lucky few who have managed to put a KTM 790 Adventure or KTM Adventure R in your garage, well today’s news won’t sound quite as lucky. This is because the Austrian brand is recalling these models for an issue with the rear braking system.
The issue stems from the fact that the rear brake hose can overheat during hard use, which can lead to the brakes failing. This is obviously a safety hazard, hence the recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In total, 3,164 units are involved in this recall.
According to the recall documents, insufficient heat transfer between the hose and the metal fitting that mounts to the rear brake caliper is to blame, and the material deviation could lead to a failure of the rear brake system.
To fix the issue, it is necessary to replace the brake line that leads from the rear brake caliper to the ABS modulator. Also during the repair it is necessary to replace the round head Torx screw on the rear brake lever with a new screw.
KTM will notify affected owners about this recall, and KTM dealers will install a new rear brake line, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2020.
Concerned KTM 790 Adventure owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTM’s number for this recall is TB2011. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.