Recall: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

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Attention KTM 1290 Super Adventure owners, KTM North America is recalling 1,238 units of the adventure-touring machine for a faulty rear shock.

According to a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the rear shock on the KTM 1290 Super Adventure may leak oil from the rebound damping plug, which could result in a loss of shock function.

Since the loss of function from the rear shock can affect the handling of the motorcycle, which could result in a crash, a recall was issued with NHTSA.

This recall affects KTM 1290 Super Adventure units that were manufactured between December 1st, 2014 to December 11th, 2015.

KTM will notify affected owners, and KTM dealers will inspect the rebound damping plug for leaking and replace the shock absorber, if necessary, and install a new version of the suspension control unit software, free of charge.

The KTM has not yet provided a notification schedule to NTHSA, but concered KTM 1290 Super Adventure owners can contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTM’s number for this recall is TB1611.

Source: NHTSA

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