KTM has issued a worldwide recall for several of its Adventure models because of a faulty ABS modulator and wiring harness, which affects certain units of the 2016 KTM 1190 Adventure, 2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R, and 2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure lineup.
KTM says that through its investigations, it has determined that deviations in the assembly process can cause the wiring harness and ABS modulators to touch and rub together, which can cause the brake line to conduct electricity.
This only occurs if the wiring harness is frayed, and is in contact with the ABS modulator, but as a result, the electric charge can cause the brake line to overheat and melt, which can lead to a failure in the brake system.
As such, KTM dealers will inspect the routing of the wiring harness, and if necessary take corrective measures.
KTM says that affected owners will be sent a letter notifying them of the issue, and they are asked to immediately contact an authorized KTM dealer to arrange an appointment for replacement. The work will of course be done free of charge.
Concerned customers can check online in the “Service” area of the KTM website to determine if their motorcycle is affected by this recall.