KTM and Husqvarna Australia have recalled their current model KTM SX and SX-F, Husqvarna TC, FC and FS, and GASGAS MC supercross and motocross motorcycles over a manufacturing issue that could cause the chan to break.
The official, notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions saysthat a manufacturing fault could make the motorcycle’s drive chain defective, causing it to break or come loose.
That’s not something you want happening when you are in mid-air!
“If the chain is defective, the motorcycle may experience loss in vehicle control and steering performance,” the notice says.
“This can increase the risk of an accident, causing serious injury or death to the rider and other road users.”
The 239 KTM motorcycles affected are 125SX, 250SX, 250SX-F, 350SX-F and 450SX-F models built between 26 November 2020 and 21 December 2020.
Some 130 Husqvarna TC125, FC250, FC350 and FS450 models produced at the same time are also affected.
And 197 GASGAS MC 125, MC 250F and MC 450F are affected.
The VINs (Vehicle identification number) of affected models are listed at the end of this article.
Owners have been notified by KTM Australia to contact authorised KTM dealers who will replace the drive chain free of charge.