KTM recalls dirt bikes over brakes

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KTM Australia has recalled most of their 2017 dirt bikes over hand brake cylinders with defective machining.

A day later, Husqvarna issued the same recall for the same brake issue.

The recall notice says the fault could lead to “early wear of the sealing cup in the hand brake cylinder, thus leading to impaired braking performance”.

“Impaired braking performance poses a potential accident hazard,” the notice says.

It advises owner to have their bike inspected by an authorised KTM and Husqvarna dealers “without delay”.

The 2017 KTM models affected are (specific VINs only – click here for the full list): 250 SX-F, 350 SX-F , 450 XC-F, 150 XC-W, 250 XC-W, 300 XC-W, 250 EXC, 300 EXC Six Days, 300 EXC, 250 EXC-F Six Days, 250 EXC-F, 350 EXC-F Six Days, 350 EXC-F, 450 EXC-F Six Days, 450 EXC-F, 500 EXC-F.

The 2017 Husqvarna models (specific VINs only – click here for the full list) are: TC 125, TC 250, FC 350, FC 450, TX 125, TX 300, TE 250, TE 300, FE 250, FE 350 , FE 450 and FE 500

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