Kawasaki Recalls KLX140

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Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. is recalling about 200 model year 2008 KLX140 off-road motorcycles. The OEM says one or more of the motorcycle's frame welds could be missing or made incorrectly, allowing the frame to crack or break and posing a risk of serious injury to riders.

Manufactured in Thailand, the bikes were sold by Kawasaki motorcycle dealers nationwide between January 2008 and February 2008 for about $2,700.

None incidents or injuries have been reported.

Kawasaki says consumers should immediately stop using the off-road motorcycles and contact a local dealer to arrange for a free inspection and repair. Consumers with recalled units have been sent direct notification.