ANOTHER RECALL: KTM has issued a recall on 2016 model year SX motocross bikes. Image: KTM
Cape Town - KTM has issued a recall of its 2016 model year SX motocross bikes. Affected SX units, the bike maker says, will need to have front-wheel spokes replaced.
During routine testing in ongoing production, KTM discovered that due to "variations in the manufacturing process, some spokes on the front wheels of 125, 150, 250 SX MY2016 and 250, 350, 450 SX-F MY2016 models may exhibit quality deviations."
Customers can check online in the "service area" of KTM SA's website if their motorcycle is affected.
Reason for the recall:
According to KTM: "Depending on where they are fitted in the wheel, care and spoke tension, it is possible that individual spokes may break while riding. This can overload the remaining intact spokes and consequently break them."
"Customers of affected and already distributed motorcycles are informed by a personal letter and are asked to immediately contact an authorized KTM dealer to arrange an appointment."