Husqvarna recalls closed-course/competition motorcycles

Publish Date: 
Aug 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Corona, Calif.-based Husqvarna is recalling about 260 closed-course/competition motorcycles to fix a problem with the bikes' throttle cable.

The recall involves four 2013 models -- the CR125, WR125, WR250 and WR300 -- sold by dealers from October 2012 through June 2013 for between $6,300 and $7,100, according to the recall notice posted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

"The motorcycle's throttle cable can malfunction so the rider loses speed control, posing a crash hazard," the agency stated. No injuries had been reported at the time the recall was announced.

Husqvarna dealers are asked to repair/replace the throttle cable free of charge.

Posted by Mary Slepicka