KTM Australia has recalled all 2013 to 2016 KTM 1190 Adventure, 1190 Adventure R and 1290 Super Adventure (pictured above) motorcycles over a brake issue.
The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission safety recall notice says that in isolated cases contact may occur between the wiring harness and the ABS modulator due to deviations in the assembly process.
“This will only happen if the wiring harness is frayed and in contact with the ABS modulator, and the brake line is electrically conductive.
“This may cause a conductive brake line to overheat and ultimately melt, which can result in failure of a brake system circuit.
“If the brake system circuit fails it could result in brake failure, potentially causing a serious injury to the rider.”
Owners will be contacted by direct mail.
However, those who have bought these bikes second-hand may not be known to KTM, so they should contact an authorised KTM dealer to arrange a free appointment for an inspection of their motorcycle.
If repairs are required, they will be done free of charge.
It follows the recent recall by KTM Australia of 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.