KTM North America has become the latest motorcycle manufacturer to announce a recall of some of its models, although this time, KTM’s recall also covers a handful of Husqvarna motorcycles. All in all, the recall, which involves a potential problem in the bikes’ fork pistons, affects 2,864 KTM bikes to go with 457 Husqvarna models, all of which fall under the 2015 model year.

The recall doesn’t affect just one specific model, either. According to KTM, bikes with displacements ranging from 125cc to 450cc, including two-stroke bikes between 125cc and 300cc and their four-stroke counterparts with engines ranging from 250cc and 450cc, are all affected by the recall.

Apparently, the affected bikes have problems with the pistons inside the forks, which could become stuck and potentially cause a malfunction of the bikes’ suspension system and, well, we all know what’s going to happen after that. In other words, it won’t be pretty. Not the least bit.

Fortunately, no incidents have been reported so far but that doesn’t mean owners should take this recall lightly. KTM has already advised its riders to get in touch with their local dealerships so the problem can be fixed as soon as possible.

As always, the manufacturer will cover all the expenses from the recall should their be a need to have any of the parts fixed. Don’t be hard-headed, now. If you think your KTM or Husqvarna model is affected by this recall, do the smart thing and have it checked.

Click past the jump to read more about the KTM and Husqvarna recalls.

Why it matters

Here we go again. It does seem like recalls happen more often than most of us would like but that’s part of the business. At this point, we already know what needs to be done here.

KTM has issued the recall for their bikes and together with some Husqvarna models, it’s been determined that these bikes have issues that could lead to potentially dangerous situations on the road.

As riders and owners of these bikes, it’s now incumbent upon us to make sure that our bikes are safe. If that involves bringing them to our local dealers to have them checked out, then that’s what needs to happen.

At some point, we’re all going to have to stop lamenting about the inconvenience of recalls and just do what we have to do to ensure that our bikes are in tip-top condition. If we don’t follow this recall, or any other recall for that matter, then we stand to risk being involved in an accident that could’ve been avoided in the first place.

So let’s just do our due diligence and get this sorted out, if only because the alternative could lead to far worse consequences.

Source: KTM

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