• KTM Recalls 5,812 Units For Brake Failure

    2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R

At the end of November, KTM filed a report with the NHTSA over concerns with an apparent problem with its brake systems. Turns out, part of the wiring harness is prone to fraying, and if the frazzled strands of wire contact the ABS modulator, it can heat up and melt the brake line resulting in sudden and complete loss of braking power. Needless to say, this is definitely a safety-related recall and affected owners should deal with it post haste.

This problem affects a spread of models and years to include the 1190 Adventure and Adventure R models built between November 20th , 2012 through April 25th of 2016. The 1290 Super Adventure is affected as well with models built between December 1st, 2014, through March 10th, 2016. That’s a pretty big spread folks, and hard to believe it didn’t rear its head before now, so I’m guessing it isn’t a widespread problem and the factory is erring on the side of caution.

Continue reading for more information on the KTM recall.

What To Do

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R / 1290 Super Adventure R / 1290 Super Adventure T
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The factory will be notifying owners of the affected bikes, but has yet to announce when and how. If you own one of the affected bikes, or think you might, you can contact KTM directly at 1-888-985-6090, or call the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236. Once the campaign kicks off, authorized dealerships will reposition the wiring harness out of harm’s way, free of charge.

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TJ Hinton
T.J got an early start from his father and other family members who owned and rode motorcycles, and by helping with various mechanical repairs throughout childhood. That planted a seed that grew into a well-rounded appreciation of all things mechanical, and eventually, into a formal education of same. Though primarily a Harley rider, he has an appreciation for all sorts of bikes and doesn't discriminate against any particular brand or region of origin. He currently holds an Associate's degree in applied mechanical science from his time at the M.M.I.  Read More
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